Maxthon today announced My Media Play and Guaranteed Access, two new features for its Maxthon Access remote access and sharing service that works with the company’s award-winning Maxthon Internet Browser. My Media Play gives Maxthon Access subscribers access to their complete music library from anywhere, and Guaranteed Access provides guaranteed remote access and sharing of files and photos when the Maxthon Access subscriber’s computer is turned off or offline.
Maxthon Access’ My Media Play feature gives users the freedom to listen to their music collection from anywhere. Whether the user is at work or on the go, My Media Play allows them to play the MP3 and WMA music files stored on their home computer from any computer or Windows Mobile 5-equipped mobile phone. With My Media Play, users can pick and choose the music file they want to play at anytime and are liberated from the time-consuming task of syncing to a portable player or specifying a set playlist. The new My Media Play is available as part of the free basic Maxthon Access service.
The new premium feature for Maxthon Access, Guaranteed Access, gives subscribers guaranteed access and sharing of documents, folders and photos using any web-enabled mobile device or computer, even if the user’s computer is not connected to the Internet or is turned off. And to ensure users have access to the latest versions of their files and folders, Guaranteed Access automatically keeps the selected content current.
Using Guaranteed Access is easy. Subscribers simply select the files and folders they want to make available via Maxthon Access’ network servers and Guaranteed Access automatically takes care of the rest. To guarantee that the most current versions of the user’s files and folders are available, Maxthon Access’ Guaranteed Access feature automatically updates the selected content whenever the subscriber makes changes to the files. When Guaranteed Access users attempt to access their offline computer, Maxthon Access automatically points them to the updated files and folders on the Maxthon network.
In addition, Guaranteed Access provides secure guaranteed sharing of the selected content. Users simply select a guest to share content with and an email notification is sent with a link that grants the guest safe, password-protected access to only the file or folders selected even when the user’s computer is not connected to the Internet or is turned off. Users of the service maintain complete control over what files or folders are shared, who has access to them and for how long. As an optional feature of the Maxthon Access service, Guaranteed Access is available for a low subscription rate of US$3.99 per month or US$29.99 per year.
“Our Guaranteed Access and My Media Play features of Maxthon Access are powerful extensions to the Maxthon browser that is sure to benefit our users,” said Netanel Jacobsson, senior vice president & partner at Maxthon. “Every document, every photo, and now every song, is immediately available anytime, anywhere.”
“Through our collaboration with Maxthon, Avvenu is providing people with access to their music, favorite photos and documents at their fingertips,” said Richard French, Avvenu CEO. “Whether at home, at work or on the road, users of the Maxthon Access service can spontaneously access and share their digital life with those who matter most – even when their PC is turned off.”
About Maxthon Access
Maxthon Access remote access and sharing service, powered by Avvenu, works with the award-winning Maxthon Internet Browser to provide remote access and sharing capabilities to Maxthon’s users. Maxthon Access lets consumers and business users securely access their home and office computers from wherever they have access to the Maxthon Browser. In addition to accessing their own content, Maxthon Access users can quickly and securely share access to their content with friends, family and colleagues. Users enjoy the security of knowing they have safe, password-protected access to their files and folders when using Maxthon Access. The Maxthon Access service is free and available now at the Maxthon Website.
Maxthon (maxthon.com) is the originator of one of the world's most popular Internet Browsers and associated development platform for plug-ins. Maxthon's core product is a powerful, customizable user interface for the web that goes beyond the notion of a common 'browser' as it enables users to run web-based and 'Internet aware' applications. Maxthon utilizes the Internet Explorer rendering to provide basic browsing functionality and adds value with many additional features such as an RSS detector & reader, super drag & drop functionality, superior content filtering & ad blocking capabilities, mouse gesture programmability, podcast support and tabbed browsing among others.
During 2005, Maxthon received the Red Herring Asia 100 award and was named one of the best 100 products by PC World magazine. Since its inception in 2003, Maxthon users have downloaded the product more than 5 million times.
Maxthon, based in Hong Kong, is a privately held company with venture funding provided by Charles River Ventures, WI Harper Group and Morten Lund (early Skype seed investor).
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