Computer Lab International and Ericom Expand Partnership with 'Blazing' New Software Offering
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Computer Lab International and Ericom Expand Partnership with ‘Blazing' New Software Offering

Ericom's Breakthrough Performance Improvements to Microsoft RDP Deliver Superior End-User Experience to Thin Client users

PLACENTIA, CA and CLOSTER, N.J. (September 2, 2009) - Computer Lab International (CLI), the thin client customization specialists, and Ericom Software, a global leader in Application Access and Virtualization solutions today announced the introduction of Ericom Blaze to the CLI product portfolio. Ericom Blaze is a software solution that delivers 10 – up to 10 times faster presentation protocol performance than standard Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). When CLI clients are loaded with Ericom Blaze, RDP becomes much faster, consumes less bandwidth and overcomes the limitations of latency, optimizing RDP network traffic across the WAN/LAN.

CLI will be supporting the Ericom Blaze solution on Windows XP embedded, Windows Embedded Standard, and Linux operating systems. Support for Blaze in a Windows CE environment is targeted for Q4 2009. Combined with CLI desktop appliances, Ericom Blaze offers new flexibility and performance to virtual desktop implementations for remote users across the WAN.

“The adoption rate of VDI is increasing, with many use cases being for telecommuters, users in remote offices and off-shore development” says Joe Ryan, Director of Sales at CLI. “To ensure a successful solution, we needed to find a software partner that would give us the ability to compress and accelerate RDP traffic.”

In addition to the improvement of the user experience for thin client users, the combined solution of CLI and Ericom Blaze will reduce the number of user complaints to IT, related to slow network performance or poor user experience. Network administrators will also appreciate the reduction in RDP bandwidth consumption due to the compression technology integrated into the Ericom Blaze solution. Graphics rich content, flash animations and media rich applications such as browsers will all benefit from this acceleration technology.

“We are delighted to provide the market with a solution that truly combines thin client computing from CLI, remote access and a fast, software-based RDP acceleration,” commented Ilan Paretsky, Ericom Software's Vice President of Marketing. “With Ericom Blaze, we use innovative methods to compress and accelerate RDP including packet-shaping and intelligent protocol introspection. The result is a 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. For SMBs and larger organizations, Ericom Blaze enables a scalable and productive deployment of Terminal Services, desktop virtualization (VDI), and thin computing to remote and mobile users, branch offices and clouds – quickly and cost-effectively.”

About Computer Lab International
Since 1984, CLI has specialized in virtual desktop devices which include CLI thin clients, midrange terminals and management software. The benefits of using CLI products include delivery of new features and capabilities to users, reduced risk of upgrading legacy systems, shortened time-to-market for system enhancements, and increased ROI for IT investments. Experts in desktop solutions, we can provide a turnkey thin client tailored to meet your needs by providing custom image. CLI is based in Placentia, California, has sales and support offices throughout the world and an extensive VAR partner network. For more information about Computer Lab International, visit:

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: