new ericom and impact alliance enhances thin client offerings with access to virtual desktops (vdi) and windows terminal servers (sbc)
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New Ericom and IMPACT Alliance Enhances Thin Client Offerings with Access to Virtual Desktops (VDI) and Windows Terminal Servers (SBC)


Ericom’s Virtualization solutions are now bundled with IMPACT thin clients (Linux, Windows CE and Windows XPe – based operating systems)

Closter, NJ and Courtaboeuf, France (June 5, 2008) ) - Ericom Software, a leading global provider of application access and virtualization solutions, and IMPACT Technologies, a leading provider of next generation thin clients, today announced a new alliance in which IMPACT thin clients will be pre-packaged with Ericom’s PowerTerm® WebConnect client for Desktop Virtualization and Server Based Computing. IMPACT will also make available Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect Server as a bundled offering - for more comprehensive management of these varied environments.

Using Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect - the simpler, faster and cost-effective alternative to Citrix - Impact Technologies further enhance its capabilities to provide thin clients users with secure, local and remote access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops Infrastructures (VDI) and legacy host systems.

The alliance between IMPACT and Ericom enables organizations to experience the full value of virtualization in thin computing environments. As a first outcome of the alliance, Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect client software is embedded into the Windows XP Embedded based operating core of IMPACT’s ITIUM thin clients. Customers interested in testing thin client virtualization benefits may download the server component directly from Ericom's web site. Full integration of Ericom's virtualization technology into the thin client software core allows administrators to manage both classic and virtualized thin clients through a unified interface, the Itium Admin Services platform.

Benefits of the Impact Technology and Ericom's solution include:

  • Enterprise-wide Access to Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, Blade PCs and over 35 legacy host environments from IMPACT thin clients
  • Intuitive and Easy to Use: Published applications seamlessly integrate with user thin client interfaces and are easily launched via the Application Zone, desktop icons or Application Portal (Web Interface)
  • Easy Setup and Configuration: Eliminates the need for IT administrators to service or upgrade individual devices, reducing technical support overhead
  • Centralized Virtual Desktop Management: Centrally manage virtual desktops for individual users and pools of virtual desktops which are dynamically allocated to users within groups
  • Centralized Application Management: Centrally manage Terminal Server application deployments, updates and maintenance
  • Comprehensive Hypervisor Support: VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM, XenServer, Sun xVM, Xen Community-based hypervisors, Virtual Iron and more
  • Built-in Productivity Tools: Load Balancing, Remote Desktop Support, Remote Desktop Access, LDAP and Active Directory integration
  • Enhanced Security: Two-factor authentication, RSA SecurID, SSL VPN support

Brian Berns, Ericom COO commented, “Ericom is pleased to partner with IMPACT Technologies. Europe is an important market for thin client computing, and this alliance expands our ability to offer our Server Based Computing and Desktop Virtualization solutions for thin client environments to this region. The bundled IMPACT and Ericom offering provides organizations of all sizes with a highly-robust and cost-effective solution that meets the dynamic access needs of today’s organizations.”

Pascal Gaucher, IMPACT Technologies CEO said, "This agreement further demonstrates the commitment of Impact Technologies to provide customized thin client solutions, based on its expertise of thin client software and hardware. Including Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect component allows our customers to experience today the benefits of virtualization both on the client and server sides.

Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect client software is available now and integrated into Itium's system software core. The server solution for PowerTerm WebConnect is available for trial purpose (30 days) from Ericom's web site: www.ericom.com/enterprise

About IMPACT Technologies, Inc.
IMPACT Technologies is a leading provider of customizable thin client solutions. Its Itium range of thin clients allows enterprises of all sizes to leverage the benefits of server based computing through personalized thin client software images based on Windows CE, Linux and Windows XP Embedded. All IMPACT Technologies’ thin client devices are fully configurable remotely, including software image update. IMPACT Technologies is also the only vendor on the market to provide at no additional cost a web based administration platform, technical support and software updates.
Founded in 1987, the company has demonstrated its expertise both on hardware and software issues from design to manufacturing and client support. IMPACT Technologies is the leading European provider of multichannel communication boards. Its Fitwin communication solutions are included in over a million ATM machines throughout Europe.
Impact Technologies is a privately held company based in Courtaboeuf, France.

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


Ericom US Contact
Felicia Mutdhastira
felicia@ericom.com
201-767-2210 x4313

IMPACT Technologies Contact
Elodie Cassar
elodiec@parmecommunication.com
+33 (0) 1 46 10 65 44