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VNC Viewer proves a hit on the iPad

(July 02, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-7-2--RealVNC provides remote access and control of Mac OS X, Windows, Linux or UNIX computers from an iPad with VNC Viewer 

iPad users worldwide are using RealVNC's application to connect and take full control of office and home computers from anywhere in the world. VNC Viewer is already available on the iPhone and iPod touch and recently became a universal app with support for the iPad.  Remote access on the revolutionary iPad is for many a killer combination, and VNC Viewer is one of the highest rated and most compelling applications of its kind on the App Store.

The app enables personal users to provide remote support to friends and family members, access home computers whilst travelling and view Flash-based websites. VNC Viewer has also been recognised as a practical business application for organisations that have adopted iPhones and iPads as a business tool. It enables IT staff to remotely support colleagues during the day, as well as providing 24/7 access to remote desktops or servers for troubleshooting and checking logs wherever they are, reducing out of hours trips to the office.

Award winning photographer Cole Thompson says, "VNC Viewer is great on the iPad, it's fast and reliable with good support for screen resolution. When I'm on the road a publisher or gallery may need one of my images right away, with VNC Viewer it's easy to do anything remotely that I could do if I were sitting at the computer."

VNC Viewer features an innovative scrolling key bar which contains buttons representing useful computer keyboard keys, such as function, modifier, editing, and navigation keys. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users will also benefit from the new connection recognition features, which allow them to give user-friendly names and desktop previews to help identify computers.  Automatic discovery of computers in the local area is provided using Apple's Bonjour system.

To connect from VNC Viewer, VNC-compatible technology must be installed and running on the computer to be accessed. VNC Enterprise Edition provides robust, high‐performance connections and unmatched flexibility along with strong security.  Connections to VNC Enterprise Edition benefit from additional features such as secure communication encrypted by industry‐standard 128 bit AES technology, platform‐native authentication, international keyboard support and enhanced performance.

"VNC Viewer is proving to be an essential tool on the iPad and iPhone. Business and home users alike are finding the application gives them the freedom to connect to all of their computers from a single device, wherever they are located," said Dr Andy Harter, CEO at RealVNC.  "We thought VNC Viewer would be popular on these devices, but have been surprised by the huge number of users and the incredibly positive feedback left in the App Store. We have some exciting plans for future versions." 

VNC Viewer is available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and is the latest remote control solution from RealVNC.  It can be downloaded from the App Store at

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