Ericom's AccessNow Provides Educational Institutions With Pure HTML5 Client for Universal Access to Windows Applications and Desktops

By Ericom Software, PRNE
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CLOSTER, New Jersey, June 9, 2011 -

- Browser-based Access to Windows Desktops and Applications Delivers
Significant Cost Savings, Lowers IT Overhead and Simplifies School IT

Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop
virtualization solutions, today confirmed that many of Ericom AccessNow's
early evaluators are K-12 schools and universities, which have seen immediate
benefit from ubiquitous access to Windows applications and desktops.
AccessNow is the first product to provide access to applications and desktops
directly from Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in),
Firefox, Opera and other browsers with HTML5 and WebSocket support, without
any plug-ins required.

In addition to empowering students in the classroom, Ericom AccessNow
also enables remote access from virtually any device that can run an
HTML5-compatible browser. This allows students and staff to access resources
from home, dormitories, laboratories and remote locations.

Ericom AccessNow addresses many of the IT challenges facing educational
institutions. Technological advances and the diversity of new end-point
devices, such as Google Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones, are enabling
more students and staff to access school applications and desktops. However,
the burden of managing these access capabilities, including maintaining
software on student and faculty computers, can overwhelm already overloaded
IT managers.

Ericom AccessNow eliminates the time-consuming and tedious task of
matching, installing and configuring access solutions to various end-point
devices. It provides a universal access solution that is independent of the
end-user device hardware and the operating system it runs and further
simplifies central management of Windows applications and desktops.

Eran Heyman, Ericom Software's CEO, commented: "Ericom has traditionally
had great success in the education market because we offer solutions that are
cost-effective, easy to implement and require few maintenance resources.
Ericom AccessNow is a natural fit for the education market, where cost,
flexibility and access to information are critical. We understand that
schools are facing tight budgets, so we have put together a very aggressive
education discount pricing plan."

Rising to the challenge of making access affordable, available and
transparent for every student, as well as eliminating pain points for IT
staff, Ericom offers special pricing plans for the education and government
markets. In addition to education, Ericom has received strong interest from
healthcare, government, SMBs and enterprise organizations. This is an ideal
solution for organizations that need to provide access to Windows
applications and virtual desktops from a myriad of end-point devices.

As a fully functional HTML5 client, Ericom AccessNow provides accelerated
access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services /
RDS / VDI platforms (applications, remote desktops, VMware View desktops and
virtual desktops running on Microsoft Hyper-V, and other hypervisors). The
solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying

    To download Ericom AccessNow, please visit:

    To download Ericom AccessNow for VMware View, please visit:

    To see an on-line demo, please 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(R) Windows(R) 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 7 million
installations. For more information about Ericom and its products, please

    Ericom US Contact
    Ilan Paretsky
    +1-201-767-2210 x9718

    Ericom UK Contact
    Ian Platt


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