updated 07:30 pm EDT, Sun June 14, 2009
VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5
RealVNC has launched an update to its software for remotely accessing and controlling computers, VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5. Users can view the desktop and control a different computer from within a web browser. The latest version features improved speed and performance, along with support for cross-platform printing and international characters. The company also enhanced the cross-platform chat function.
The new printing options allow users to print documents from a remote machine to the local default printer listed on the VNC Viewer. Improvements to the language functions include better handling of non-English/U.S keyboards and the ability to copy and paste all characters from each language. Users can also transfer content that contains international characters in the file name.
The chat function provides a simple channel of communication between users, with options to start a session from either end. The update also provides an option to launch programs from an icon in the VNC Viewer toolbar, while the server notifies users of incoming connections as a security precaution.
VNC Enterprise Edition 4.5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, Linux, Solaris, or Windows 2000 through Vista, and can be purchased for $50 per license.