The XiLink concept allows to run graphical applications in a distributed environment. The XiLink server supports the same API interface as the local graphics server. All API commands are passed to the remote machine, only. If required, redirected applications can get access to the file systems of the involved machines. The XiLink server needs considerable less system resources compared to the local graphics server. XiLink can be connected to the display station via TCP/IP or simply with a serial line.