News release

Date: 8th March 2013

Access and control a remote computer from a Chrome web browser with VNC Viewer for Google Chrome™

RealVNC launches VNC® Viewer for Google Chrome™ in the Chrome Web Store



Cambridge, UK - March 8th, 2013. VNC® Viewer for Google Chrome™ was launched today by RealVNC, the innovative technology company that provides VNC remote access software. The new software enables users to connect to a remote computer and display the desktop within a Google Chrome web browser window, ensuring users can simply access their computers wherever they are in the world.

Available to download from the Chrome Web Store, with VNC Viewer for Google Chrome users are able to view their desktop, access content, change settings and use the keyboard and mouse exactly as they would if they were sitting in front of the remote computer. It is ideal for personal and professional users alike, giving them the freedom to access their computer whilst travelling, support friends, family and colleagues or access servers for troubleshooting from wherever they have access to a Chrome web browser.

VNC Viewer for Google Chrome contains a range of features to provide the best VNC remote access experience including a virtual keyboard that enables users to perform operations such as Ctrl-Alt-Delete, as well as sending other controls that may not be available on the machine running the browser, making it simpler for cross-platform connections. VNC Viewer for Google Chrome also automatically optimizes colour quality and responsiveness giving users the best performance according to their network speed.

VNC Viewer for Google Chrome connects to any Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or UNIX computer running a VNC-compatible server. The recommended VNC with an Enterprise license provides robust and responsive connections, enhanced performance, international keyboard support, and unmatched flexibility. It is also strongly secure, featuring up to 256-bit AES technology for encrypted communications and system authentication to integrate with the credentialing mechanism of the remote computer.

“Adding support for the extremely popular Google Chrome has further extended the flexibility of VNC and reinforced our continued commitment to providing fully cross-platform support to our users. This is just one of the factors that have made VNC one of the most successful remote access products available, with a user-base ranging from Fortune 500 companies and governments to SMEs and individuals,” said Dr Andy Harter, CEO at RealVNC and the person originally responsible for VNC.

VNC Viewer for Google Chrome is free to download from the Chrome Web Store https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vnc-viewer/iabmpiboiopbgfabjmgeedhcmjenhbla

For more information on VNC or to take a 30 day trial of VNC with a Personal or Enterprise license visit http://www.realvnc.com/products/vnc/

About RealVNC:
RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide in every sector of industry, government and education. VNC is the original remote access software with a wide range of applications. The technology supports an unrivalled mix of desktop and mobile platforms and can be embedded in third-party products with a commercial license.
www.realvnc.com

VNC is a registered trademark of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries.

For more information about RealVNC, to arrange a trial or a briefing with the team please contact:

Chloe Phillips
RealVNC
chloe.phillips[at]realvnc[dot]com
Tel: +44 1223 310400

Issued by:
Peter Rennison and Allie Andrews
PRPR
pr[at]prpr[dot]co.uk
Tel: + 44 1442 245030

Notes to Editors:
• VNC Viewer for Google Chrome requires Google Chrome web browser version 25 or later, running on a Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or UNIX computer, or a Chromebook or Chromebox with an Intel processor.

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