San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, today announced the release of the iPad version of Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop (“Splashtop 2”), the next generation of its award-winning remote desktop. To support this product release, Splashtop has built a worldwide network of relay servers to form a “Bridging Cloud” infrastructure that allows Splashtop 2 users to connect to their remote computers securely, and take advantage of highly optimized networking performance.
To date, Splashtop has empowered more than seven million users of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, to remotely access their Windows PCs and Macs, enabling them to remotely run applications, view and edit files, watch HD movies and play graphic-intensive games.
“Security and privacy are no longer merely corporate concerns. Regular people like you and me also need to be reassured that our data is always safe and secure – every file on every device, everywhere and everyday. Splashtop 2 offers that peace of mind,” noted Mark Lee, Splashtop CEO and co-founder. “Beyond security and privacy, Splashtop continues to make ease of use a priority. And, of course, we pride ourselves in staying ahead of the technology curve with our industry-leading performance.”
The Splashtop 2 app will be available in basic form, which allows connectivity between devices in a local area network (LAN) environment; in addition, a module called “Anywhere Access Pack,” available by in-app purchase, will allow users to connect to their devices across the Internet.
The app has a redesigned easy-to-use interface and has been optimized for new hardware features, such as Apple’s Retina display. The iPad version supports up to 30 frames per second of streaming and sub-30-millisecond latency, providing for smooth video and responsive gaming experience.
With Splashtop 2, the only configuration needed to connect to computers is a user name and password. There is no need to configure routers or firewalls, or to manually enter IP addresses or security codes. With the addition of Anywhere Access Pack, the same simple process lets users connect to their devices reliably from anywhere in the world, over the Internet.
In addition, the app has self-optimizing technology that adapts to the conditions of the network, enabling the user to take full advantage of the bandwidth of a 3G network or Internet connection. In addition to protecting user data through its proprietary Bridging Cloud, Splashtop deploys industry-standard encryption technology to maintain a high level of security.
Splashtop 2 can be downloaded for the iPad from the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id382509315. The list price is $9.99, but the app will be available for a limited time at a promotional price of $1.99. The Anywhere Access Pack can be purchased for $0.99 per month or $9.99 per year. Existing users of Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad will receive a free upgrade to both the basic version and Anywhere Access Pack.
Splashtop 2 requires the downloading and installation of the free Splashtop Streamer software onto a Window PC or a Mac. Supported platforms: Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium), Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users). A computer with dual-core CPU is recommended for best performance. The purchase of Splashtop 2 includes a license to access up to 2 computers.
About Splashtop Inc.
Splashtop aspires to touch people’s lives by delivering the best-in-class remote desktop experience – bridging tablets, phones, computers and TVs. Splashtop technology empowers consumer and business users with high-performance, secure, interactive access to their favorite applications, media content and files anytime, anywhere.
Splashtop’s products are top-selling apps on Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore for Android, Nook Apps, BlackBerry App World, HP App Catalog, Lenovo App Shop and others. More than seven million people have downloaded Splashtop products from app stores, and more than 100 million devices from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Sony, Asus, Toshiba, Intel and other partners have shipped with Splashtop.
The consumerization of IT and proliferation of mobile devices is leading to adoption of Splashtop by businesses. The Splashtop Bridging Cloud ensures reliable, secure and high performance connectivity across multiple devices, while offering IT, system integrators and service providers policy-driven control.
Splashtop has won the prestigious “Most Innovative Product” award from PC World, the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science and the ”Best of 2012 CES” award from LAPTOP Magazine. The company is headquartered in San Jose with offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. For more information, visit splashtop.com.