Wyse Technology, the global leader in Cloud Client Computing, today announced new capabilities in PocketCloud Version 1.1, adding performance improvements for phones and tablets, advanced Microsoft NLA security, and optimization for tablets such as the new Samsung Galaxy Tab and Cisco Cius. In addition, Wyse announced that over 250,000 users have downloaded PocketCloud virtual desktop apps for Google Android and Apple’s iOS devices. Wyse cloud software makes the mobile Internet a more powerful tool for managing work and play digital life, enabling fast and secure access to computer or virtual environments.

Wyse launched PocketCloud for Android in August 2010 with interest growing virally as consumers discovered how easy the app was to install and use. PocketCloud’s success shows the demand for desktop access via the mobile Internet is coming from more than just enterprise users. PocketCloud provides the ability to securely run apps, access files, pictures and videos and much more on a Windows or Mac desktops from an Android device.

“Reaching 250,000 PocketCloud users is the first step in bringing our technology to all smartphones and tablets,” says Daniel Barreto, general manager of the Mobile Cloud Business Unit at Wyse. “We listened to what consumers want in an app, and added the high performance and advanced security demanded by our business customers – all while keeping features our free users expect.”

“Between myself, our CEO, our VP of Business Development, and other executives, we are all traveling constantly,” according to Justin Giardina, CTO at iland Internet Solutions. “PocketCloud has very quickly become a must-have application within our organization. No matter where I am, if something needs to be fixed or I need access to specific information, I have everything there at my fingertips. We no longer have to carry around heavy and cumbersome laptops just in case a situation arises where we might need them. PocketCloud goes with me wherever I travel.”

With an avalanche of Android tablets expected to hit the market in 2011, PocketCloud version 1.1 is focused on expanding the experience to tablets such as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. Wyse’s collaboration with Cisco on their upcoming Cius Android tablet also demonstrates the company’s belief in mobile as the next step in both business tools and consumer entertainment.

PocketCloud is available on the Android Market. While most of the features are free, there is also a professional version of the app, PocketCloud Pro priced at $14.99, for those who want even more out of their mobile cloud computing experience.

Complete PocketCloud for Android Highlights:

  • Auto discovery: Hassle-free access to your environment with minimal setup, no technical know-how needed with supported devices
  • Custom keyboard with function and shortcut keys
  • International keyboard support: support for accented characters
  • Multitasking support
  • Mouse touch pointer
  • Remote app scrolling (e.g. scroll within Microsoft Word or PowerPoint)
  • VNC Support: Connect to Macs, and home editions of Windows
  • Secure tunneling for VNC (PocketCloud Pro)
  • Advanced multi-touch gestures with pinch to zoom support (PocketCloud Pro)

Wyse Exclusive RDP 7 Engine

  • Performance optimized for handheld devices
  • Enterprise grade security: 128-bit encryption and FIPS support
  • NLA (Network Level Authentication) Security (PocketCloud Pro)
  • Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services support
  • Switches to turn on/off wallpapers, themes, window dragging

3G and Wi-Fi Optimized

  • Works smoothly with 3G connections and Wi-Fi
  • Works with Android-powered handheld devices such as the Motorola DROID, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G1, Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy S Phones and Galaxy Tab, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 — to name a few.
  • Sound support with 2 bandwidth modes: 3G & Wi-Fi (PocketCloud Pro)

VMware View Support (PocketCloud Pro)

  • Direct connections and advanced tunneling
  • SSL encryption
  • Experimental support for RSA Two-Factor Authentication

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