CLOSTER, N.J., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced that Hanover School District in Pennsylvania has chosen Ericom AccessNow to provide high school students with browser-based access to hosted Windows applications and desktops from Chromebooks, laptops and tablets. Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client, was chosen over the competition based on its high performance, flexibility, and ease of implementation and use.
Ericom AccessNow runs entirely within any HTML5 compatible browser such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari and requires no installation of software on the end-user device, significantly reducing IT and helpdesk support costs. It is an ideal solution for Hanover and other K-12 school districts seeking to implement BYOD and to easily provide the greatest number of students with quick access to Web / Windows-based applications and desktops, on any end-user device supporting an HTML5 browser — easily and cost-effectively, from home and school.
David Fry, Technology Director for Hanover Public School District said: "Ericom AccessNow fits right in with our 1:1 and Hybrid computing vision. We needed a simple, installation-free solution to allow students using Chromebooks or any other device to easily access Pennsylvania Department of Education Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and other hosted Windows apps."
"We first tested Citrix Receiver for HTML5, which works only on Chromebooks. We struggled just to set it up." Hanover eventually chose Ericom AccessNow over Citrix based on Ericom product's high performance, flexibility, and ease of implementation. Fry added, "Ericom's HTML5 client was much easier to implement, it's much more intuitive and it works not only on Chromebooks but on any device with Chrome or other HTML5 supported browser. The integration of AccessNow into our infrastructure was a breeze."
Brian Berns, Ericom Software's President and COO commented: "We're pleased that AccessNow has been chosen to help Hanover reach its goals of implementing 1:1 computing and BYOD. As a zero client, AccessNow will provide Hanover High School with simple, affordable and flexible access to Windows-based educational resources from Chromebooks and other devices. More and more K-12 districts and universities are discovering the benefits of Ericom AccessNow and taking advantage of Ericom's special pricing program for Education that accommodates their budgets."
- Works on Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, smartphones, and on Windows / Linux and Mac PCs, netbooks and ultrabooks
- Looks and works the same way on all supported device types, thus reducing training and help desk costs
- Simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain - does not require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches – simply put new version on the server
- Comes with Ericom SSL Secure Gateway (no SSL VPN deployment needed)
- Works smoothly with existing SSL VPNs
- Integrates with homegrown and enterprise portals
To download Ericom AccessNow for Chromebooks and other devices, visit: http://www.ericom.com/Ericom_AccessNow_Products
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Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualization and RDP Acceleration 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. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com
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