|[June 17, 2014]
Parallels Access Brings Its Superior Remote Access to Android and iPhone, Gives Users of Traditional Remote Desktop Solutions a Simpler and More Effective Mobile Experience
RENTON, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
today introduced a major update to its Parallels Access app (www.parallels.com/access)
for remote access to PCs and Macs. Originally available only on iPad,
this release adds support for Android phones and tablets and for the
iPhone (News - Alert); it also delivers new features for even better remote experience,
and introduces Parallels Access for Business (www.parallels.com/access-business)
which lets companies centrally assign, manage, and secure remote access
to their computers.
Since the introduction in August 2013, road warriors from highway patrol
officers to real estate agents, insurance agents and sales professionals
have become more productive with Parallels Access while on the move. It
enables them to leave their laptops back in the office and travel light
with iPads. For others, from soccer moms to business owners, Parallels
Access provides insurance for those inevitable, unanticipated events
life throws at them: getting a file that is needed now but is sitting on
the computer at home, or completing an urgent project while on the move
with only a mobile device.
"Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad
users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android (News - Alert) and
iPhone users. While traditional remote desktop products are trying to
show a large desktop on a small mobile device, we worked hard to make
remote access from mobile devices a truly simple and effective
experience," said Jack Zubarev, president of Parallels. "With this in
mind, Parallels Access enables people to interact with full-featured Mac
and PC apps with touch gestures just like the apps were made for their
iPhone, iPad or Android device."
In addition to new platforms, new features include:
Facebook (News - Alert) login integration lets users log in quickly and easily.
Ability to launch desktop applications with a single tap right from
the home screen of an Android device.
A new file browser lets iOS users quickly browse and open files on
their remote computer using Parallels Access.
Desktop applications that use a microphone can now be used with the
microphone on your iPad or iPhone.
Ability to change screen resolution for best fit for different types
Laura DiDio, principal analyst of ITIC, said, "Parallels Access is a
must-have mechanism to remotely access your Windows or Mac applications
and files from your tablet or phone. Its breakthrough 'applification'
technology transforms desktop applications and integrates native mobile
features and functions so they are fully usable with touch gestures as
though they were made for your mobile device. The result," she added,
"is the industry's best Windows and Mac remote access application.
Parallels Access is a reliable, fast and intuitive experience that
finally makes mobile devices effective productivity tools."
Tim Bajarin, CEO and analyst at Creative Strategies, said, "Today most
all employees have an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Android phone and
carry them everywhere. Until recently they were merely consumption
devices. Now, thanks to revolutionary apps that transform mobile devices
into powerful productivity tools, people can intuitively access all of
their full-featured Windows and Mac computer applications and files from
anywhere so they can get more done on the move."
Parallels Access for Business Subscriptions Now Available
Parallels Access for Business subscriptions enable IT admins to
centrally manage Parallels Access for their employees, including
granting or restricting access and reassigning accounts as needed.
Business Account subscriptions start at $49.99 per year for five
computers. As a limited-time special offer, Parallels Access for
Business is available for free for unlimited users and computers until
July 31, 2014. Details are available online at www.parallels.com/access-business.
"Parallels Access lets us leave our Toughbooks in the office and access
them via our iPads. This has reduced clutter in our cruisers, and cut
down on downtime overall for our officers in the field." - Sergeant
Robert Dauberman, South Bloomfield Police Department, Ohio
"Our entire office of real estate agents uses Parallels Access now. We
can access everything we need on our iPads while showing homes." -
Lori Fowler, Charitable Realty, Texas
"Parallels Access has made it possible for me to enter case notes
directly into the desktop-only application on my remote machine while
I'm in the field, with a client, or in court. This frees me up to get
right back to work when I return to the office instead of spending the
rest of the day transcribing my case notes." - Lindsey VerNooy,
Social Worker for Child Protective Services, Department of Human
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Availability, Pricing and Hardware Requirements
Parallels Access is available in the Apple (News - Alert) iTunes App Store and on
Google Play with a two-week free trial. Individual subscriptions are
available for $19.99 for one year or $34.99 for two years, and include
the ability to access up to five remote computers from an unlimited
number of iOS and Android tablets and phones. As a limited-time special
offer, new customers who purchase Parallels Access until June 30, 2014
can get a two-year subscription for $29.99.
Parallels Access for Business subscriptions start at $49.99 per-year and
details are available online at www.parallels.com/access-business.
As a limited-time offer until July 31, 2014, Parallels Access for
Business will be available for free for an unlimited number of
employees, computers and devices.
iPad: iPad mini and iPad 2 or later running iOS 7.
iPhone: iPhone 4s and later running iOS 7.
Android: Most tablets and phones running Android 4.0 and later.
Remote computers can be a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows
8.1, or a Mac running OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
and OS X Lion (10.7).
Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement
and cross platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and is
a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America,
Europe, Australia and Asia. Visit www.parallels.com
for more information.
A video demo of Parallels Access on a Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy S5 Android phone is
available for viewing and embedding here: http://bit.ly/ParallelsAccessDemoVideo.
Important additional assets for journalists - including more videos,
screen shots, a reviewer's checklist and more - are available upon
request from the media contacts below.
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