RealVNC

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RealVNC
is a server and client application for the Virtual Network Computing
(VNC) protocol to control another computer's screen remotely. RealVNC is
produced by the company RealVNC Ltd., which was founded by the same
AT&T team that created the original VNC program. RealVNC can be seen
as a continuation of the original VNC program. RealVNC runs on Windows,
Mac OS X (Enterprise edition only), and many Unix-like operating
systems (Free & Enterprise editions only). There is also a RealVNC
client which runs on the Java platform. There are beta versions of the
Enterprise edition for Pocket PC and 'VNC-over-HTTP' tunnelling for
Windows and Linux.











VNC
has a wide range of applications including system administration, IT
support and helpdesks. It can also be used to support the mobile user,
both for hot desking within the enterprise and also to provide remote
access at home, or on the road. The system allows several connections to
the same desktop, providing an invaluable tool for collaborative or
shared working in the workplace or classroom. Computer support within
the geographically spread family is an ever popular use.





For
the individual user, one common scenario is using VNC to help
troubleshoot the computer of a distant less-technically-savvy relative.
In other words, sitting at your desk in Baltimore, you could use VNC to
take control of your relative's PC in California and show them how to
install and use some new software package by actually doing it yourself.





A
very common business application of VNC is in remote system
administration, where it is used to allow administrators to take control
of employee machines to diagnose and fix problems, or to access and
administer server machines without making a trip to the console. VNC can
also be used to provide a flexible hot-desking and road-warrior
environment by allowing employees to access their office desktop and
server machines from any machine in the company's offices or from other
remote sites, regardless of the type of computers involved at either
end.





VNC
is widely used in educational contexts, for example to allow a
distributed group of students simultaneously to view a computer screen
being manipulated by an instructor, or to allow the instructor to take
control of the students' computers to provide assistance. Of course, as
these examples illustrate, the variety of uses of VNC is really as
diverse as the many millions of VNC users.





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- Printing


- Cross-Platform VNC Chat


- Integrated Session Security [Updated]


- System Authentication


- One-Port HTTP & VNC


- HTTP Proxy Support


- Desktop Scaling


- Cross-Platform Interoperability


- File Transfer [Updated]


- Integrated VNC Address Book


- VNC Deployment Tool [Windows only]


- Free Upgrades





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