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University of Connecticut (UConn) Selects Ericom AccessNow™ for Browser-based Access to VMware View™


Ericom’s pure HTML5 client enables students and faculty to access their VMware View virtual desktops from laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads and other devices running an HTML5-compatible browser – both on and off campus - with no client software to install or manage.

Closter, NJ, (July 06, 2011) - Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced that the University of Connecticut, UConn, is piloting Ericom AccessNow for VMware View after a successful test of the product.

Ericom’s patent-pending AccessNow for VMware View is the first VDI solution to work natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox, Opera, other browsers with HTML5 and WebSocket support, and Chromebooks. The solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying technology.

Tony Molloy, IT Manager for the University of Connecticut Libraries added: "Our objective is to provide students with access to software and library resources from any location. We tested Ericom AccessNow to access VMware View virtual desktops through a Chrome browser. AccessNow was easy to install, and the combined AccessNow and VMware View solution will allow students to access virtual desktops with no client software to install or manage. We will be using AccessNow in a pilot program in the Fall of 2011 to give students access to our resources, Microsoft applications and virtual desktops, from dorm rooms and access points both on and off campus. Access would be supported from laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads and other devices running HTML5 supported browsers.”

Ericom AccessNow for VMware View runs wholly within a HTML5 compatible Web browser, requiring no software installation on the end-user device. It enables seamless access to VMware View virtual desktops and is an ideal solution for organizations that need to provide access to virtual desktops from a myriad of end-point devices.

Brian Berns, Ericom Software’s President and COO commented: “Since launching AccessNow for VMware View we are receiving a lot of favorable feedback from the market. There has been a high level of interest in this innovative product from both VMware customers and partners. Many VMware customers have validated that Ericom AccessNow provides immediate value as it eliminates the need to install and maintain VMware View client software, lowers IT overhead, enhances security and facilitates the rapid rollout of VMware View installations.”

Ericom AccessNow for VMware View addresses the needs of organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of industries including education, health, and finance, among others, and provides many benefits, including:

• Support for Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS (HTML5 client is the only way to support Google’s Chrome OS / Chromebook)
• Runs on netbooks, desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and thin clients, and supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
• Looks and works the same way on all supported device types, thus reducing training and help desk costs
• Enables IT staff to publish desktops to end-points for which native VMware View clients either do not exist or cannot be created (e.g., Google Chrome OS)
• Can be deployed to locked-down end-points, kiosks and computers for which the user does not have administrative privileges
• Simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain - does not require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches – simply put new version on the server
• Includes Ericom’s image compression and acceleration technology

Ericom also recently announced AccessNow, the first product to provide access to Windows applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms 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.

To download Ericom AccessNow for VMware View, visit: http://www.ericom.com/html5_client_vmware_view

To download Ericom AccessNow, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client

To see an on-line demo, visit:
demo.ericomaccessnow.com



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 7 million installations. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com


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