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Sunnyvale, CA – November 4, 2010 – StarNet Communications of Sunnyvale, California, a leading developer of X11 connectivity solutions, announced iLIVEx Pro ($24.99), a powerful X11 client for the iPad developed for business professionals and engineers who need to make presentations, collaborate with distant colleagues, or perform remote diagnostics and support services.
iLIVEx Pro is the first iPad app capable of displaying a web browser (FireFox) and remote Linux and Unix desktops on VGA-compatible conference room projectors and digital TVs. “Conference room use is critical to turning iPads into productive business tools,” said StarNet co-founder and CEO Steven Schoch. “Most business meetings and presentations include some online interaction. Until now the iPad could not facilitate that. With its pre-configured FireFox and projector hook-up. iLIVEx turns the iPad into a highly functional presentation tool.” Schoch said.
iLIVEx Pro also allows users to collaborate with colleagues through a ”session shadowing” feature, allowing multiple iPad and desktop users to connect to the same remote X desktop or application. “You can sit on a commuter train in Chicago and collaborate on an IC design with a colleague in Silicon Valley,” Schoch said.
Another key feature allows users to create new sessions on remote Unix and Linux servers. This allows iPads to become useful in remote application support as well as server and network administration. “You can now manage X-based application hosts and network servers from anywhere,” Schoch said.
iLIVEx Pro also improves security when connecting to corporate networks over the Internet by allowing users to import their OpenSSH private keys.
iLIVEx Pro and the entry-level iLIVEx allow iPad users to connect to Unix and Linux workstations, mainframes and supercomputers and control remote X11 desktops and applications. iLIVEx Pro uses an ultra-thin data transfer protocol allowing for LAN-like performance, even over 3G connections. Connections run over securely encrypted SSH tunnels and built-in session persistency ensures users can reconnect to their remote applications should the iPad get disconnected, turned off or the user temporarily switches to another iPad app.
iLIVEx Pro enables iPad users to enjoy web sites with Flash and work on multiple office applications simultaneously. Users can also switch their remote desktops seamlessly between iPads, Windows, Linux and Macintosh PCs.
Free Linux Account & Desktop Clients
iLIVEx Pro includes a free account on a Linux server hosted by StarNet. iLIVEx Pro buyers also receive a 6-month trial license for StarNet’s X11 desktop clients for Windows, Linux and Macintosh workstations.
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