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NoMachine Announces the Immediate Availability of Version 6
NoMachine, a leader in cross-platform remote computing solutions, today announced the official release of NoMachine 6 which introduces a series of exciting new enhancements, including a revamp of its product families available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

A new Cloud Server product, a streamlined Linux Terminal Server family and the addition of the functionality of browser-based access to the entire enterprise-oriented range are just some of the exciting additions users can experience with this major software update.

Cloud Server 6, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, converges access to all other NoMachine servers and remote foreign hosts and sits at the top of the NoMachine product hierarchy in the eponymous product suite.

Whereas in previous versions remote desktop access via the browser had been offered in Cloud Server, web-based access has now been extended to all products of the enterprise-oriented range, permitting users connecting from clientless endpoints to access the desktop environment via any HTML-enabled browser. This new capability can be leveraged by customers through a simple software update of their existing NoMachine deployments.

To facilitate choice for those organizations looking to provide remote access to hosted Linux desktop and applications, the functionality of Linux virtual desktop is now exclusive to the Linux Terminal Server family with Enterprise Terminal Server at the helm. This replaces both Enterprise Server and Cloud Server for Linux in version 5 (or earlier) which could run virtual Linux desktop sessions as well as leverage multi-node capabilities. Now, Enterprise Terminal Server offers load-balancing of Terminal Server Nodes and fail-over as its predecessors did with the additional bonus of browser-based access.

Gaspare Tripi, general manager of NoMachine, said: "With version 6 we wanted to simplify the usability and manageability of our software, not just innovate. It was an opportunity to streamline the naming hierarchy as well as introduce some exciting changes. Repositioning the Cloud Server permitted us to extend web-based access to our other products, thus adding further value to our product offering."

NoMachine 6 also introduces the following enhancements:

Support for H.264 codec in WebRTC sessions
Web-based sessions can be streamed using the H.264 encoder on the server, provided the browser on the connecting client also supports the codec.

Easily toggle your desktop's sharing availability
Access to the local desktop and requests to connect can now be easily disabled for as long as the owner chooses without having to stop the NoMachine services entirely.

Raspberry support
Raspberry has officially been added to the list of supported platforms. Both RPi2 and RPi3 models can be used as connecting clients as well as pocket-sized servers.

Enhancements to clustered servers and failback mechanisms
Set-up of clustered environments is improved for admins with the use of GUIDs to identify failover clusters and facilitate installation of new servers to a NoMachine server federation.

Automatic reconnection
Great news for NoMachine users who roam between networks at the office. NoMachine automatically tries to reconnect you when the connection is lost.

Automatic detection of a proxy server
NoMachine detects whether there is a Proxy server in place on the local network through which outgoing traffic has to be tunneled.

More information about NoMachine 6 is available here:

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:15 AM by David Marshall
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