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Ericom Announces General Availability of Chromebook ready, Pure HTML5 Client for VMware View – City of Orlando to Rollout a combined Chromebook and Ericom solution after successful pilot
Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced general availability of Ericom AccessNow for VMware View, bringing an almost three-month beta to a successful end. Ericom AccessNow for VMware View is a patent-pending HTML5 client that provides seamless, web-based access to VMware View virtual desktops. It’s the first VDI solution to run wholly within any HTML5-compatible Web browser, and works on Chromebooks and natively with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (with Chrome Frame plug-in), Firefox, Opera and other browsers with HTML5 and WebSocket support. The solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight or any other underlying technology.

Marvin Smith, System Administrator for the City of Orlando commented, “We have been evaluating Chromebooks for a variety of applications throughout various City agencies. Our objective was to be able to provide users with flexibility in accessing VMware View virtual desktops from any location. In fact, employees plan to take Chromebooks to meetings, use them while they work from home and on lunch breaks. Ericom’s AccessNow for VMware View provides a key connectivity component in empowering users to access vital resources from the Chromebooks. We have successfully installed and tested AccessNow for VMware View and plan to roll it out within our VMware View and Google Chromebook environments.”

Brian Berns, Ericom Software’s President and COO said: “We are very pleased to have completed our beta program so quickly, and with so much positive feedback. We are seeing a lot of interest from VMware customers and partners who find AccessNow for VMware View of great value in facilitating quick and easy roll out of installations. In addition, many sites which have been evaluating Chromebooks have contacted us with a fundamental need to access Windows applications and desktops from the Chromebooks.”

Berns added, “AccessNow for VMware View is an ideal solution for educational, government, healthcare, financial and other organizations that need to provide access to VMware View desktops, from a myriad of end-point devices.”

Ericom is the first company to deliver a product that eliminates the need to install and maintain VMware View client software, and provides direct cost savings, ease of implementation, enhanced security, greater flexibility provided by a browser-only solution, and wide platform support that will accelerate the adoption of VMware View.

Ericom AccessNow for VMware View provides multiple benefits to organizations of all sizes, including:

• Supports Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS (HTML5 client is the only way to support Google’s Chrome OS)
• Runs on Chromebooks, netbooks, desktops, laptops and thin clients, 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 desktops to end-points for which native VMware View clients either do not exist or cannot be created (e.g., Google Chrome OS)
• Can be deployed to locked-down end-points, kiosks and computers for which the user does not have administrative privileges
• Simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain; does not require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches; simply put new version on the server
• Includes Ericom’s image compression and acceleration technology

Ericom also recently announced AccessNow, the first product to provide access to Windows applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms 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.

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Published Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:42 AM by David Marshall
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