Richland School District Two Acquires a 30,000 User License of Ericom AccessNow™ for Browser-Based Access to VMware View™
Indicates New Emerging Trend of Schools Embracing HTML5 as a Cost-Effective and Flexible Solution to Empower Students and Staff with Web-Based Access to Windows Applications and Desktops from Laptops, iPads, Android Tablets and Chromebooks
Closter, NJ (December 06, 2011) - Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced that Richland School District Two has licensed Ericom AccessNow™ for VMware View™, for use by its 30,000 students and staff. Ericom AccessNow for VMware View will be deployed across its 35 K-12 schools, as part of the South Carolina district’s
“1 Two 1” computing initiative for making a computer available to each student in grades three through 12 - giving them a powerful tool for learning. The computers offer students the opportunity to experience the real work of mathematicians, scientists, composers, authors and engineers. The initiative includes professional development that supports integration into the curriculum and opportunities for parents to learn more about technology and how they can help their children use it wisely at school and at home.
Ericom AccessNow for VMware View will enable Richland School District Two to provide students and staff with quick and easy access to educational applications, such as MAP®, ALEKS®, as well as other Windows applications like Microsoft Office and Adobe® Creative Suite, and educational websites, both from school and from home. They will be able to utilize these applications from any device with an HTML5-supported browser, including Chromebooks.
Ericom AccessNow for VMware View runs wholly within an HTML5 compatible browser and does not require any client software installation on the end-user device, significantly reducing IT support costs and workload. It is an ideal solution for Richland School District Two and other K-12 school districts seeking to easily and cost-effectively provide access to virtual desktops from anywhere and any device.
Tommy Carter, IT Systems Engineer for Richland School District Two added: "AccessNow fits right in with our goal to provide students with a computing experience that closely matches the traditional, full desktop computing experience and is affordable, productive, supportable and highly functional. Ericom is a leader in the market with a great history of providing quality solutions. With an accelerated timeframe to reach our “1 TWO 1” computing model goals, 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.” Carter added, “AccessNow will also provide us with broader reach to our expanding VDI infrastructure. The project is in the final planning phase. Deployment to students is set to begin mid-January 2012. We hope to serve as a model to other school districts and present a solution that is very affordable, sustainable and highly functional.”
Brian Berns, Ericom Software’s President and COO commented: “AccessNow is a cost-effective and flexible solution for school districts that enables students and staff to access Windows applications and desktops from a wide range of devices. It empowers teachers to take advantage of the wide variety of content and applications and they can access this information from virtually any device and from any location. We have seen a lot of interest from both K-12 schools and universities in AccessNow, and have developed a special pricing program to accommodate their budgets.”
Ericom AccessNow for VMware View addresses the needs of organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of industries that are looking to transition or augment traditional PCs and laptops with tablets and Chromebooks, and require access to legacy Windows desktops and applications. AccessNow is receiving high marks from the education market, where schools are adopting tablets and Chromebooks to improve student connectivity and save costs by lowering IT support load.
- Provides support for Windows, Linux, Mac and Google Chromebooks
- Runs on iPads, Android tablets, Smartphones, PCs, netbooks, 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 applications and desktops to end-point devices
- Simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain - does not require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches – simply put new version on the server
- Integrates with homegrown and enterprise portals
To download Ericom AccessNow for VMware View, visit: http://www.ericom.com/html5_client_vmware_view
To see an on-line demo, visit: demo.ericomaccessnow.com
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
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