May 23, 2011

Ericom Software Announces Beta Testing of HTML5-based Technology

Ericom Software is the latest company to take advantage of HTML5 technology. Recently, the global leader in Application Access and Desktop Virtualization solutions, announced the beta version of Ericom AccessNow, the market's first pure HTML client providing access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms.

AccessNow, which runs entirely within a browser, works natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support. Relying on the use of HTML5 technology, the new offering can deliver high-performance access to Windows applications and desktops, from any place and almost any end-user device.

"With this exciting and innovative product release related to pure HTML5 browser access to applications and desktops, we are proud to be the only company today providing this breakthrough technology, enabling applications and virtual desktop access to become more secure, flexible and above all – simple,” Eran Heyman, Ericom Software's CEO, said in a statement.

Ericom AccessNow boasts a number of advantages. In addition to significantly reducing IT overhead, it does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices; the IT staff does not have to manage or maintain separate product versions and updates for multiple clients (end-point operating systems) because of HTML5; and companies with BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) policies can continue leveraging the Microsoft (News - Alert) RDS platform.

The Valley View School District is the latest institution to implement AccessNow.

“ValleyView is implementing Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect remote access solution for Terminal Services access and management in support of the educational needs of approximately 20,000 students in 20 educational facilities,” said Don Tufano, director of instructional technology of the Valley View School District. “We are excited by Ericom's announcement of AccessNow in that browser-based technology will further enable the support of access from any device and any location. Our Technology Services team is responsible for supporting a diverse set of users and students at school, home and other remote locations.”

To participate in the Beta program for Ericom AccessNow, click here.  

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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