New Free Service for Palm Users Lets Them Remotely Access Their Home and Office Computers Directly from Their Palm Devices
PALO ALTO, Calif, Oct. 12, 2005 – Avvenu, Inc. today announced that its remote access service now supports a range of devices from Palm, Inc., including the Palm Treo 650 smartphone, the LifeDrive mobile manager, and the new Palm TX handheld with affordable Wi-Fi connectivity. Specifically optimized for Palm devices, this service gives Palm customers fast access to their files, folders and photos directly from their Palm devices. Users can access critical files anytime and anywhere they have wireless access by easily linking to any of their computers. In addition to accessing their own content, Palm users can quickly and securely share access to their content with colleagues, friends and family.
“The Avvenu service is an exciting new addition to the Palm experience, providing true seamless connectivity to the content on the user’s office or home computer,” said Page Murray, vice president of marketing at Palm, Inc. “Avvenu transforms a Palm device into a portal that can access any of the user’s files — anywhere in the world they have an Internet connection.”
Avvenu’s powerful remote access features let users view or download files and photos. Every important document is immediately available directly from the user’s computer. Using the DataViz Documents To Go application included with many Palm models, users can view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files even when they don’t have their computers with them. The Avvenu service also allows users to share files or folders with co-workers. The content being shared doesn’t have to be downloaded to the Palm device or uploaded to a centralized server — all sharing is directly off of the host computer. There are no file size limits, so a user can use their Palm device to quickly share hundreds of megabytes of data.
“Avvenu has worked with Palm to give its customers secure wireless access to all of their computer content while on the go,” said Keith Barraclough, Avvenu founder and CEO. “Users do not have to worry about files being left at the office or home since they always have access to them — wherever they have wireless access.”
Users enjoy the security of knowing they have safe, password-protected access to their files and folders when using Avvenu. All data transfers are encrypted and transmitted using 128-bit SSL, the web standard for secure transactions. When sharing files using the Avvenu service, guests see exactly what’s been shared with them, and nothing else. Since files are shared directly from the subscriber’s computer, users maintain complete control of who gets access and for how long. And guests don’t need to be a member of the Avvenu service in order to view what’s been shared with them. Avvenu also intelligently manages the connection to match the device being used. Avvenu’s smart viewing feature scales large files, such as photos, to the right size for fast viewing on Palm devices.
The Avvenu service is free for Palm users and may be downloaded directly from the Palm website at http://www.palm.com/avvenu.
Avvenu, Inc., based in Palo Alto, California, was founded by a team of professionals with expertise in the areas of peer-to-peer file sharing, distributed computing systems, and VoIP technology. The company was formed to create a technology that would give users unobstructed access to their most important content. The Avvenu service is based on the company’s patent-pending technology in media routing and managed peer-to-peer content access and distribution. Avvenu is a privately held company with venture funding provided by Charles River Ventures, Worldview Technology Partners, and Motorola Ventures. For more information visit http://www.avvenu.com.
Avvenu is a trademark of Avvenu, Inc. Palm, Treo and LifeDrive are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.