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Sunnyvale, CA – September 29, 2010 – StarNet Communications of Sunnyvale, California, a leading developer of X11 connectivity solutions, announced iLIVEx, a fast, secure and fault-tolerant X11 client that turns the Apple iPad into an X terminal for powerful Linux and Unix mainframe and supercomputers.
iLIVEx is available from the App Store for $14.99. It allows iPad users to connect to Unix and Linux desktops and applications hosted on remote Unix and Linux servers. iLIVEx features an ultra-thin data transfer protocol allowing for LAN-like performance, even over 3G connections. iLIVEx connections also run over securely encrypted SSH tunnels. Built-in session persistency allows users to reconnect to their remote desktops should the iPad get disconnected, turned off or the user temporarily switches to another iPad app.
iLIVEx is designed for the millions of Windows users who run applications like Hummingbird Exceed, X-Win32, ReflectionX, VNC, Cygwin and others to access applications on powerful Unix and Linux hosts. For the first time they can redisplay those applications from their desktop onto an iPad and continue to work at LAN-like performance levels.
“Engineers, technicians, system and network administrators can now access their remote Linux desktops and applications from outside their office, whether in a conference room or on a commuter bus or train. This takes remote X11 desktop access to a new level of mobility and significantly enhances end-user productivity,” said Steven Schoch, StarNet co-founder and CEO.
iLIVEx is also designed to provide non-Linux users the ability to run a remote desktop. With their purchase of iLIVEx, StarNet provides a free Linux desktop account on a StarNet-hosted Linux server. On their remote desktop users gain a number of capabilities not currently available on iPads. These include:
Free Linux Account & Desktop Clients
iLIVEx users are offered a free account on a Linux server hosted by StarNet. The account comes with the FireFox browser and the OpenOffice suite of office applications. iLIVEx buyers also receive a free 6-month trial license for StarNet’s X11 desktop clients for the Windows, Linux and Macintosh workstation platforms.
StarNet Communications Corp., founded in 1989, develops and markets X11 solutions on the Windows platform for corporate, educational and government organizations. StarNet's family of X-Win32 and Recon-X PC X server products offers cost-effective, best-of-breed X terminal emulation solutions. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is privately held. For more information, visit www.starnet.com
Paul Swart, VP, Marketing and Sales
E-Mail: StarNet PR