Splashtop Pro for BlackBerry PlayBooks Gives Workers Secure Remote Access

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — May 10, 2012

Splashtop Inc., a vendor in cross-device computing, released Splashtop Pro with support for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. Splashtop Pro is designed for corporate IT, service providers and system integrators to enable a mobile workforce with tablets.

Splashtop Pro follows on the success of Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, a top-selling app for the PlayBook.

With Splashtop Pro, IT can securely manage and monitor devices through an easy-to-use cloud-based web console. Now IT can deploy and set policies that enable a mobile workforce to leverage personal, private, and public clouds, whether they are running on a physical or virtual machine.

"RIM is focused on winning the enterprise, and Splashtop Pro is the perfect app to support the PlayBook's success there," said Mark Lee, Splashtop CEO and co-founder. "Employees can go anywhere with their PlayBooks and have secure remote access to all their applications and files on their computers."

Using Splashtop Pro, an IT administrator can:

  • Easily deploy tablets in an organization without infrastructure changes
  • Enable secure access to applications, files and content on corporate computers from a mobile device
  • Centrally manage the connectivity of mobile devices and computers via a simple web-based Admin Console
  • Manage user permissions
  • Group computers for shared access
  • Manage connections based on policies such as connection type and time
  • Monitor connection history
  • Manage updates
  • Receive priority support
With Splashtop Pro, employees can be mobile and more productive by using a tablet to share a company's hardware and software resources. Splashtop Pro eliminates the need to transfer, convert or sync files and multimedia among devices. Important work files and office applications, such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, are easily accessed, as well as videos, music, and photos for presentations.

Splashtop Pro is suitable for use in a variety of business scenarios; for example:
  • Field sales reps needing access to their company's internal CRM system or other pricing and inventory information
  • Real estate agents wanting to adjust their schedules without going back to the office
  • Telecommuters working from home who want to remote in to the office computer over VPN
  • Designers looking to impress their clients when presenting
  • Healthcare professionals seeking easy access to patient EMR to explain findings interactivel
  • Franchise owners sharing marketing or other information with branches
  • Restaurant managers using mobile devices for inputting orders
IT administrators can sign up for a Splashtop Pro account that supports 5-25 users for free, for the first thirty days.

Splashtop Pro is comprised of two components:
  • Splashtop Pro application running on the BlackBerry PlayBook
  • The free Splashtop Streamer software that runs on any computer with Windows 7, Vista, XP
Download Splashtop Pro for the BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World.

Watch Splashtop Pro video.

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