Press Release Summary:
Delivering CITRIX-like functionality without user or connection limitation for single Windows Terminal Servers, 2X ApplicationServer v5 Small Business Edition provides safe, seamless access to applications and data from any location. Features include integrated universal printer, full redundancy, and shortcut creation capabilities. Installed once on server, solution lets users publish and manage any Windows application onto remote Windows, Mac, or Linux desktops.
Original Press Release:
2X Releases First Windows Terminal Server Application Publishing Software for under $700.
The new 2X ApplicationServer 5 for small businesses delivers CITRIX like functionality without user or connection limitation for single Windows Terminal Servers.
London, UK, - 31 May 2007 - 2X today announced the release of its popular application publishing solution, 2X ApplicationServer v.5 Small Business Edition. The new release targets entrepreneurs running small businesses, providing them with safe and seamless access to applications and data from any location without stressing their IT budget.
"2X ApplicationServer protects companies from exploding software maintenance and administration costs. In order to stay competitive, small companies are becoming increasingly dependent on flexible and secure access to their applications and data from everywhere. With centrally managed and published applications, businesses can optimize access to their network," announced Nikolaos Makris, CEO 2X. "2X server based computing is the right way forward no matter how big or small your company is," sustained Makris.
How 2X ApplicationServer works
2X ApplicationServer allows you to seamlessly publish and manage any Windows application onto remote Windows, Mac or Linux desktops. The application only needs to be installed once on the server, eliminating the administration hassle of deploying the applications on all workstations. By transmitting just the screen updates rather than the client server data, allows for remote access from everywhere.
2X ApplicationServer Enterprise Version
For companies and organizations with more than one Terminal Server or Terminal or server farms, 2X ApplicationServer is available in an Enterprise Edition. This state of the art, centrally administered, server-based computing solution, installs and deploys in minutes, making it an ideal enterprise-wide application. It is perfect for organizations with mobile workforces, remote offices and telecommuters, supporting full redundancy and other management features.
New universal Printer Driver
The new integrated universal printer is a single-driver printing solution for 2X ApplicationServer. It enables any client device to print to any shared network printer of any make, model, or print driver. The 2X Printer Driver fully enables client-side printing using a single PDF-compatible print driver and supports RDP Win32 clients. It allows 2X Client users to print on their local printer.
Other new features
o Sycnhronize Desktop objects with published shortcuts: The administrator can now create shortcuts to published applications, desktops or documents to the client desktop.
o Associate File Extensions of Published Application: Registers specific file extensions with a particular application on the client.
o Full Redundancy: If the primary installation machine fails, a secondary machine will take over.
o Improved Client: New client handles "Application Groups" with the same name. The UI now handles groups (displayed in the folder view) with the same name.
Pricing & Availability
Pricing starts from as little as $695 for one Terminal Server. More information and a free trial version of the product are available at http://www.2x.com/applicationserver/.
2X Software Ltd - 2X - is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company's product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer Enterprise and PXES editions, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, and 2X TerminalServer for Linux. 2X is a privately held company with offices in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner.