Wyse Expands Mobile Cloud Computing Capabilities with Release of Wyse PocketCloud™ for Android Devices

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at VMworld 2010, Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, announced the immediate availability of a free and paid version of Wyse PocketCloud for Android. Wyse PocketCloud for Android is available in the Android Market and will be available for viewing at VMworld 2010 along with demonstrations of the latest cloud computing and desktop virtualization hardware and software solutions at Booth #521.

“As the progress of virtualization has helped make cloud computing possible, the opportunities for the mobile user are nearly limitless”

Originally released for the iPhone in August 2009, Wyse PocketCloud has become a top 10 app for mobile professionals. Wyse PocketCloud is a remote desktop app that has already been installed by more than 110,000 users since it was introduced at VMworld 2009. It enables end users to access files, desktop, and applications on any physical or virtualized infrastructure via a choice of protocols. Wyse PocketCloud is VMware Ready™ Certified for VMware View™ for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and now Android-powered devices. It also integrates seamlessly into a pre-existing VMware View™ environment and does not require special setup or software installed.

“Remote desktop access has long been an essential component of IT strategy,” according to Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End User Computing Products, VMware. “With the introduction of PocketCloud for Android phones, in addition to the apps already available for the iPhone and iPad, Wyse has teamed with VMware View™ to make remote access an anytime/anywhere proposition.”

A public beta of Wyse PocketCloud for Android has been available for just over 45 days and has quickly moved up in the rankings of the Android Market as one of the Top 30 applications.

“I’ve been using Wyse PocketCloud with my Motorola Droid and couldn’t be more satisfied,” according to Wesley Baker, Virtualization Architect with Jewelry Television. “Like many of us in the IT industry, I’m on call almost all the time. Having Wyse PocketCloud on my phone means that I don’t have to carry around a heavy laptop or scramble to find a hot spot. Wyse PocketCloud makes remote access very simple and ties into our VMware View implementation perfectly.”

Wyse PocketCloud provides secure mobile display and control of physical or virtual instances of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Remote Desktop Services, and Terminal Services features in Windows Server products. Based on the overwhelming demand for the public beta Wyse is introducing a free version of Wyse PocketCloud on Android and is releasing the paid version of Wyse PocketCloud under promotional pricing.

“As the progress of virtualization has helped make cloud computing possible, the opportunities for the mobile user are nearly limitless,” according to Daniel Barreto, GM, Mobile Cloud Business Unit at Wyse. “With the introduction of Wyse PocketCloud for Android we enable a whole new group of users to gain the benefits of cloud client computing.”

Wyse PocketCloud for Android Highlights:

  • Custom keyboard with function and short-cut keys
  • International Keyboard support: support for accented characters
  • Newly-designed mouse touch pointer
  • Remote app scrolling (e.g. scroll within Microsoft Word or PowerPoint)
  • Switches to turn on/off wallpapers, themes, window dragging
  • Auto Discovery: Hassle-free access to your environment with minimal setup, no technical know-how needed
  • VNC Support: Connect to Macs, and Home editions of Windows
  • Secure tunneling for VNC (Paid version only)
  • Advanced multi-touch gestures with pinch to zoom support (Paid version only)

Wyse Exclusive RDP 7 Engine

  • Performance optimized for handheld devices
  • Enterprise grade security: 128-bit encryption and FIPS support
  • Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Services support

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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 Hero, HTC Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G1 and Nexus One — to name a few.
  • Sound support with 2 bandwidth modes: 3G & Wi-Fi (Paid version only)

VMware View Support For (Paid version only):

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

Pricing and Availability

Wyse PocketCloud for Android is available immediately at a discounted price of $14.99. A free version of Wyse PocketCloud for Android with reduced functionality is also available. Both versions are available in the Android Market.

To learn more about Wyse PocketCloud, please visit www.wyse.com/products/software/pocketcloud/

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in cloud client computing, leveraging its industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions combined with its advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software – on any computing platform; desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Wyse provides the most complete combination of software, hardware and service solutions for its more than 200 million users. Cloud Client Computing is the ultimate client computing solution for our time. It replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, un-green and expensive PC. It delivers the most optimized security, reliability, total cost of ownership, and user experience with the lowest energy usage. It simply connects all the dots: Thin and zero client computing, unified communications, desktop virtualization and the web for users to reach the clouds – in a private, public, hybrid or government cloud. It is software. It is hardware. It is services. It is in business. It is at home. It is on the go. It is freedom – so users can focus on what is important. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including, Citrix®, CSC®, IBM®, Microsoft®, and VMware®. Wyse also partners with globally-recognized distribution and service partners along with its award-winning partner programs to service any customer, anywhere and anytime, in the world. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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