Hanover School District in Pennsylvania has chosen Ericom AccessNow to provide high school students with browser-based access to hosted Windows applications and desktops from Chromebooks, laptops and tablets.
Ericom AccessNow runs entirely within any HTML5 compatible browser such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari and requires no installation of software on the end-user device.
"Ericom AccessNow fits right in with our 1:1 and Hybrid computing vision," said David Fry, Technology Director for Hanover Public School District. "We needed a simple, installation-free solution to allow students using Chromebooks or any other device to easily access Pennsylvania Department of Education Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and other hosted Windows apps."
AccessNow works on Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, smartphones, and on Windows / Linux and Mac PCs, netbooks and ultrabooks and doesn't require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches. Included is Ericom SSL Secure Gateway.
"Ericom's HTML5 client was much easier to implement, it's much more intuitive and it works not only on Chromebooks but on any device with Chrome or other HTML5 supported browser," added Fry. "The integration of AccessNow into our infrastructure was a breeze."