FAQs: AccessNow by Ericom

The first Terminal Services and VDI solution to work from a Chromebook, and natively with Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other HTML5-compliant browsers

With Ericom AccessNow HTML5 RDP client, you can quickly and easily connect to your applications and virtual desktops from any device that has an HTML5 compatible web browser.

What is Ericom AccessNow?

AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client written purely in HTML5.

What is Pure HTML?

This means that the AccessNow HTML5 client, which is implemented using only standard Web technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript), does not require Flash, Java, ActiveX, Silverlight or any other special software installed on the end-user device.

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Technical Features

AccessNow by Ericom takes advantage of HTML5 Web browser technology to deliver immediate, high-performance RDP access to applications and desktops, from anywhere and on almost any end-user device.

How Does AccessNow Work?

It's so simple! All you need is an HTML5 compatible web browser such as Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support, or a Chromebook.

HTML5 RDP Client Browser

AccessNow Components

This diagram describes the components of AccessNow and their interaction

AccessNow components

  1. End-user navigates to the AccessNow URL to start the connection.
  2. Client connects to AccessNow Server using WebSockets – AccessNow Server usually installed on RDP host itself.
  3. AccessNow Server translates WebSocket communication to/from RDP
  4. Remote Windows desktop / application UI is displayed inside the browser window

Optionally, client connects to AccessNow Server through Ericom Secure Gateway