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Surbiton, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2007/01/16 - With the addition of sound, Citrix® GoToMyPC®, the recognised market leader in web-based remote PC access, has achieved yet another milestone in delivering a complete access experience to users.
Market-Leading Remote Access Service’s New Sound Capability Allows Users to Listen to Music, Voice-mail and System Sounds On Their PC From Anywhere
With the addition of sound, Citrix® GoToMyPC®, the recognised market leader in web-based remote PC access, has achieved yet another milestone in delivering a complete access experience to users. The newest version of the popular Web-based service from Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), features Remote Sound capability, allowing users to listen to anything on their remote PCs – including music, voice-mail, videos and system sounds. For the first time, with the click of a mouse, users can not only view, access and use everything on their remote desktop, they can also hear anything stored on it for a true ‘like being there’ experience.
“With GoToMyPC 6.0 we are giving our customers the most complete access experience on the market,” says Simon Presswell, managing director, EMEA for Citrix Online. “In addition to easily accessing and using all of their applications and files in real time, our customers can now fully and seamlessly connect their digital lives by listening to anything stored on their PCs.”
“Remote access services such as GoToMyPC provide users with a fast, easy and secure way to access information on the go,” said Stacy Sudan, research analyst for IDC. “The addition of sound to a remote access solution enhances the “like-being-there” experience, allowing professionals to work seamlessly from anywhere. As the percentage of the workforce that is mobile continues to grow, there is an increasing need for companies to provide these individuals with access to company resources while away from the office.”
Blue Man Group Sings Praises of GoToMyPC’s Remote Sound
Even the once-silent Blue Man Group is “singing” the praises of GoToMyPC 6.0’s remote sound. For Blue Man Productions, Inc. Director of Technology Peter Yagecic, being able to hear the arrival of office e-mail when he’s working from another computer comes in very handy: “Using GoToMyPC to access my office computer is the first thing I do before leaving the house in the morning. Being able to hear the e-mail notification means I won’t overlook important messages while I’m working on another document. Once you start working with the added convenience of remote sound, you can’t imagine working without it.”
In addition to remote sound, this new version also streamlines the ability to print documents remotely by eliminating set-up when printing from the host PC to a local computer. Another new feature allows easy synchronisation of files and folders between the host PC and local device during sessions, enabling users to keep files the same in both locations.
New Features Make Remote PC Access Faster and Easier than Ever
GoToMyPC 6.0 provides the fastest remote access service available today. Its new features make the user experience even more seamless, without adding complexity.
Remote Sound – Enhances productivity and satisfaction by enabling users to see their desktop and hear any sound from the host PC, including system sounds and music.
Remote Printing – Eliminates the technical set-up needed to print to a local machine from the host PC. The new GoToMyPC Printer driver automatically recognises printers installed on the local client computer.
File Sync – Makes it fast and easy to synchronise files and folders between the host PC and remote computer during sessions. File Sync transfers files in either direction until both sides match.
Quick Connect and Reconnect – Allows users to connect and reconnect faster than ever from a trusted computer by creating a special desktop shortcut for a fast connection to the host PC.
Vista Compatibility – Offers compatibility with the latest operating systems and browsers, including Microsoft® Windows Vista™ and Internet Explorer® 7.
Citrix Online offers three versions of GoToMyPC 6.0 to meet the needs of individual professionals, and small and medium-sized businesses: Citrix GoToMyPC is for individual users who want remote access to 1-20 PCs; Citrix GoToMyPC Pro is for workgroups and teams with up to 20 users. It includes centralised billing and an Administration Centre where managers can add, suspend and delete users and run usage reports. Citrix GoToMyPC Corporate allows organisations of all sizes to create and manage groups, control usage and feature access, and generate a wide variety of usage reports. It provides access for 20 or more users, and enables administrators to establish powerful security controls.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organisations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Citrix annual revenues in 2005 were $909M.
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