Ericom Announces General Availability of HTML5 RDP Client for Microsoft RDS / Terminal Services and VDI
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Ericom Announces General Availability of HTML5 RDP Client for Microsoft RDS / Terminal Services and VDI

Enables pure browser access to hosted Windows applications and desktops from the widest variety of end-point devices, using any browser supporting HTML5, including from Chrome OS and Chromebooks

Closter, NJ, (July 13, 2011) - Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced the general availability of Ericom AccessNow – Ericom’s latest HTML5 RDP client product – following the successful completion of its beta program for the patent-pending, market-first pure HTML client.

Ericom AccessNow provides browser-based access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS, and VDI platforms on Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and other hypervisors. AccessNow runs entirely within a browser and works natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox and any other browser with HTML5 and WebSockets support. The solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying technology installed on the end-user device.

Eran Heyman, Ericom Software’s CEO commented: “Ericom AccessNow overcomes an inherent IT challenge. It finally enables organizations to deliver access to computing resources from anywhere, using an ever-increasing variety of end-point devices, including those that only have a browser rather than a full operating system, such as Chromebooks. We are seeing tremendous interest in this new product. Through this innovative product release, we are enabling access to hosted applications and virtual desktops to become more secure, flexible and, above all, simple -- regardless of the hosting platform”.

Additional details on Ericom AccessNow:

1. Supports client devices running Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS (HTML5 client is the only way to support Google’s Chrome OS and Chromebooks) and any other OS
2. Runs as pure HTML on netbooks, desktops, laptops and thin clients, and supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
3. Can also work via Ericom’s Secure Gateway when clients are outside the firewall
4. IT staff does not have to manage or maintain separate product versions and updates for multiple clients (end-point operating systems); an HTML5 browser is all that is required.
5. AccessNow also enables companies with BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) policies to continue leveraging the Microsoft RDS platform

In June, Ericom also announced the general availability of Ericom AccessNow™ for VMware View™, the market’s first HTML5 RDP client for VMware View virtual desktops. Today’s announcement addresses the release of Ericom AccessNow, the second generally available product among a family of HTML5 RDP client products.

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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:

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