VXL and Ericom Boost Thin Client Offerings with Breakthrough RDP Acceleration Software
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VXL and Ericom Boost Thin Client Offerings with Breakthrough RDP Acceleration Software


Ericom Blaze Takes User Experience to a New Level; Reduces Barrier to the Adoption of Desktop Virtualization

Manchester, UK, 8th September 2009  - VXL Instruments, a leading manufacturer of thin client devices and Ericom Software, a global leader in Application Access and Virtualization solutions today announced that Ericom® Blaze, a breakthrough in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) acceleration and compression technology will be available on all VXL’s Linux and Windows XP embedded thin clients from 1st October, 2009.

The recently launched Ericom Blaze delivers graphics-rich content up to 10 times faster than Standard Microsoft RDP across WANs and congested LANs, as well as reduces RDP bandwidth consumption by up to 10 times and optimising RDP network traffic. The Ericom Blaze client will be available on VXL’s wide range of XPe and Linux based Itona thin clients including the new entry-level model, the Itona TC1331. The client software will be embedded in the Itona models to simplify the deployment process after purchasing the Ericom Blaze licenses.

Ericom Blaze Highlights:

  • Accelerates the delivery of graphics-rich content, e.g., browsers, Flash. PowerPoint and other media-rich applications over WAN/LAN
  • Fully compatible with all applications accessed using RDP, including graphic-intensive applications with rich user interfaces
  • Accelerates and optimizes connections to all RDP hosts including Terminal Services, virtual desktops and remote workstations
  • Reduces RDP bandwidth consumption by up to 10 times, mitigating the negative effects of high network latency

“We regard Ericom Blaze as a strategic product and have been working closely with Ericomto ensure that the complete range of Itona thin clients is optimised to run Ericom Blaze at peak efficiency.” said Frank Noon, VXL’s VP of Worldwide Sales. “VXL thin clients and Ericom Blaze will offer users an enhanced desktop experience and will reduce the barriers to the adoption of desktop virtualization.”

“With Ericom Blaze, we use innovative methods to compress and accelerate RDP including packet-shaping and intelligent protocol introspection.” commented Ilan Paretsky, Ericom’s Vice President of Marketing. "The result is much faster,responsive and efficient remote display protocol that delivers a local pc like experience from any desktop or thin client across the WAN / LAN."

VXL's "Ericom Blaze-Ready" models will be available from VXL resellers from 1st October. To arrange a free, no obligation, trial of any VXL Itona thin client or for more information on Ericom Blaze please email sales@vxl.net

About VXL
VXL is one of the world’s largest suppliers of thin client hardware and offers the widest range of thin client devices available, from laptops to wireless desktops. A Citrix Partner since 1996, VXL has also attained Windows Embedded Partner status from Microsoft. Established in 1976, VXL has grown steadily and now has over three hundred people worldwide, with offices in the United States, Australia, Germany, France, India, and the United Kingdom. Visit www.vxl.net


About Ericom
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

VXL Insruments Contact
Ross Tye
ross.tye@vxl.net
+44 (0)161 775 4755

Ericom Contact
Suzanne Lancaster
Suzanne.Lancaster@ericom.com
Tel : : +44 (0)845 644 3597