Access Solutions for Education IT

Extend the reach of students and faculty to educational resources, from anywhere and any device

In an increasingly online and mobile world, K-12 and higher education need to provide students and faculty with simple, reliable and secure access to a wide range of learning, collaboration and productivity resources, from anywhere and from any device. Whether hosted on Terminal Servers / RDS / VDI running in the data center / virtual lab, or residing on the Web critical educational resources must be available to students and faculty both on or off-campus, from Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, smartphones, tablets and other end-user devices. IT needs to manage all this within tight IT budget and resource constraints.

Ericom's 3 Rs for Education IT: Reliable, Robust and Reasonably Priced

At Ericom, we know that there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for today's learning environments. Our Education Portfolio is specifically designed to: increase user flexibility & mobility, streamline desktop management costs and complexities, increase access security, optimize ease of use and access, support compliance with No Child Left Behind Act and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) directives and policies, and optimize existing IT investments.

As an approved E-Rate provider, Ericom deploys a wide range of affordable remote access solutions at schools and libraries across the country that are required for next-generation teaching and learning, while maximizing approved E-Rate funds.

Solutions for Education include:

  • PowerTerm WebConnect (the Alternative to Citrix) — Provides secure and mobile, managed access from school and off-campus locations to general purpose and educational Windows applications and services (e.g., MAP, ALEKS), hosted on Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms, physical desktops and the Web. Gives IT staff a central-point of administration, reducing the costs and complexities of managing and supporting desktops. Incorporates RDP acceleration and compression software that speeds up access to graphics-heavy PDFs, Adobe Flash-related content and other media-rich software over WAN.
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  • Ericom AccessNow HTML5 RDP Client — Enables ubiquitous access, from anywhere and any device, including PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, Linux, iPad, Android, thin clients and locked down workstations. AccessNow is the first Terminal Services and VDI solution to work natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and other browsers with HTML5 and WebSockets support - No client software downloaded to the end-user device is required! Students, staff and administration can run MS Office and other Windows applications from anywhere, using any device with an HTML5 compatible browser. Click here for more about Ericom AccessNow and Google Chromebooks for Education.
    More About Ericom AccessNow  |  30-day Free Download

  • Ericom's Mobile RDP client — AccessToGo, provides students and staff with the fastest mobile access to Windows applications, virtual desktops (VDI) and physical desktops - securely, anytime and anywhere, from iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android tablets and phones


Success Stories

"We tested Ericom for a few months and we quickly discovered how easy AccessNow is to deploy and use. You simply log in and you have your Windows desktop. It just works."

- Tommy Carter, IT Systems Engineer for Richland School District Two
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"Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect has streamlined the whole desktop virtualization process, making a potentially unmanageable situation - manageable. When you can manage 20 Virtual Desktops on centralized servers, that is 20 fewer offices you need to visit."

- Dan Hurlbutt, Lead IT Consultant for the Seminary's desktop virtualization initiative
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TheJournal finds that Ericom's AccessToGo RDP client makes desktop navigation on iPads and iPhones easier than ever
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