Dell unveils remote access

By Koushik Saha on 17.10.08

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Dell has launched Remote Access an application that features a simple to use browser-based interface that lets people connect and access their favorite content via their network of personal computing devices including desktops, laptops, ultra-mobile devices, smart phones and web cameras.

The application is available for download at and will be available later this year as an optional pre-install on most Dell Studio, Inspiron, and XPS desktops and laptops.

"People are not sitting at home in front of their computers," says Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell’s global consumer sales and marketing. "They are out with friends, connecting with others and sharing experiences. Dell Remote Access lets them take their music, movies and photos with them wherever they go and lets them access it and share it whenever they want."

Once Dell Remote Access is activated on a Windows–based PC, users can log in to from their remote, broadband-connected device.Features include web navigation via a simple browser-based interface; secure folder sharing capabilities; automatic identification of and access to network devices, remote desktop control of a Windows PC; the ability to view pictures and play media files using native applications: stream music from library to laptop, Mini or smart phone; upload option to save files to a home folder and no "pre-set" storage limitations.

The basic version of Dell Remote Access is free and provides PC-to-PC access for one PC. The premium version provides additional features like file sharing, full home network device access, remote control of home PCs, and access via smart phones and other mobile devices. The Premium version is offered at $9.95 a month or $99 a year.

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