Ericom’s AccessNow Provides Educational Institutions with Pure HTML5 Client for Universal Access to Windows Applications and Desktops
Browser-based Access to Windows Desktops and Applications Delivers Significant Cost Savings, Lowers IT Overhead and Simplifies School IT Management
Closter, NJ, (June 9, 2011) - Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today confirmed that many of Ericom AccessNow’s early evaluators are K-12 schools and universities, which have seen immediate benefit from ubiquitous access to Windows applications and desktops. AccessNow is the first product to provide access to applications and desktops directly from Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox, Opera and other browsers with HTML5 and WebSocket support, without any plug-ins required.
In addition to empowering students in the classroom, Ericom AccessNow also enables remote access from virtually any device that can run an HTML5-compatible browser. This allows students and staff to access resources from home, dormitories, laboratories and remote locations.
Ericom AccessNow addresses many of the IT challenges facing educational institutions. Technological advances and the diversity of new end-point devices, such as Google Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones, are enabling more students and staff to access school applications and desktops. However, the burden of managing these access capabilities, including maintaining software on student and faculty computers, can overwhelm already overloaded IT managers.
Ericom AccessNow eliminates the time-consuming and tedious task of matching, installing and configuring access solutions to various end-point devices. It provides a universal access solution that is independent of the end-user device hardware and the operating system it runs and further simplifies central management of Windows applications and desktops.
Eran Heyman, Ericom Software’s CEO, commented: “Ericom has traditionally had great success in the education market because we offer solutions that are cost-effective, easy to implement and require few maintenance resources. Ericom AccessNow is a natural fit for the education market, where cost, flexibility and access to information are critical. We understand that schools are facing tight budgets, so we have put together a very aggressive education discount pricing plan.”
Rising to the challenge of making access affordable, available and transparent for every student, as well as eliminating pain points for IT staff, Ericom offers special pricing plans for the education and government markets. In addition to education, Ericom has received strong interest from healthcare, government, SMBs and enterprise organizations. This is an ideal solution for organizations that need to provide access to Windows applications and virtual desktops from a myriad of end-point devices.
As a fully functional HTML5 client, Ericom AccessNow provides accelerated access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms (applications, remote desktops, VMware View desktops and virtual desktops running on Microsoft Hyper-V, and other hypervisors). The solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying technology.
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Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 8 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com
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