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GraphOn Announces GO-Global Cross-platform Application Virtualization for Apple iPad

GraphOn Corporation, a leading worldwide developer of application virtualization and Web-enabling solutions, today unveiled its strategic mobile client initiative to deliver cross-platform application virtualization solutions for Apple’s iPad and iPhone, as well as smartphones and tablets running Google’s Android operating system. As part of today’s announcement, GraphOn unveiled its new GO-Global iPad Client, which is currently in beta testing and will be available in Apple’s App Store by the end of the quarter.   

GO-Global provides instant and secure access to server-resident Windows, UNIX and Linux applications from virtually any location, platform, and operating system. The solution virtualizes legacy applications over LANs, WANs, VPNs, and/or the Internet for easy remote access from cross-platform clients and mobile users. GO-Global is easy to use, yet provides the power and functionality to deploy a secure, private cloud environment.

“Today we launch an aggressive mobile client initiative that will allow for the easy delivery of applications from legacy desktop operating systems to popular smartphone and tablet platforms, ranging from every Apple iOS device such as iPhone and iPad to Android smartphone and tablets,” said Asaf Doron, GraphOn vice president of product marketing. “This means that the millions of previously developed Windows, UNIX and Linux applications can now be easily and seamlessly delivered to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.”

GraphOn has taken the first step in its new strategic direction by launching a beta version of GO-Global iPad Client. This new client provides best-in-class usability for viewing and interacting with legacy Windows applications on the iPad. The beta release supports GraphOn’s existing GO-Global Windows Host 4.0.1.

“At this point, the beta process has been closed and no further beta users are being accepted,” explained Doron. “General availability of GO-Global iPad Client will be later this quarter and will be via Apple’s App Store. As for the availability of new GO-Global clients for iPhone and Android, we expect to make additional mobile product announcements later in the year.”

In announcing its strategic direction, GraphOn has set its sights on delivering legacy desktop applications to a wide range of mobile devices, while retaining the highest possible degree of usability. Desktop applications are designed for a system with a large screen, a mouse and a keyboard, so successfully delivering such applications to smaller touchscreen devices that lack a mouse and keyboard is a complex technological and design challenge.

“As exemplified by GO-Global iPad Client, all of our mobile clients will be more than up to the task, and will deliver desktop applications to mobile devices with a level of usability that is second only to native applications written specifically for the devices,” concluded Doron. “For example, GO-Global iPad Client includes an Auto-Zoom feature whereby at any given moment it will detect the section of the screen currently active in the desktop application and will zoom in on that area. This feature is unique to our technology and is highly valuable, especially for different screen sizes and touch screens.”

Further information about GO-Global iPad Client and a positioning paper documenting GraphOn’s mobile client initiative are available at

Published Monday, April 11, 2011 5:25 PM by David Marshall
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