Mobile computing expert Cortado, a division of ThinPrint, sets new standards in mobile communication and shows how to virtualize classic desktop functions on smartphones, the must-have tool to increase mobility and productivity, without being limited by the small screen. Demos for BlackBerry® smartphones and the new Cortado for iPhone, unveiled today, are available at VMworld 2009, Booth No. 2332.
Through virtualization, Cortado brings desktops and traditional PC functions directly to smartphones. Users have access to the corporate network with complete file management features, options to view and email documents from the network, and print, fax or scan while on the go. With access to the corporate desktop with full functionality, Cortado shifts the traditional office setting, making it flexible, mobile and increasing productivity.
Cortado's unique and innovative technology provides a new take on going virtual: Cortado Corporate Server does not rely on traditional remote access technologies such as ICA or RDP but uses an application that is tailor-made for the small screen. This avoids the limitation that traditional Windows desktops face on small screens, making it simple to implement into any IT environment without an extensive investment in technology.
An application fully integrated into a smartphone’s OS communicates with the Cortado Corporate Server on the company network. The smartphone alone is not able to perform tasks such as creating PDF documents or database reports. However, these tasks can be executed by remotely controlling all desktop functions with corporate security provisions and access rights remaining unchanged. With Cortado, this approach provides tremendous IT cost savings as well as increased productivity.
Cortado prints using the ThinPrint .print technology also found in VMware View™.
“We are delighted that technology partners like ThinPrint are continually developing our ecosystem to increase adoption of virtual desktop environments,” said Raj Mallempati, director of product marketing, Desktop Business Unit, VMware. “Cortado Corporate Server is a unique approach to integrating corporate smartphones into these environments.”
"Smartphones are the future, universal interface for corporate applications. The key to Cortado’s success is the easy to use, efficient user interface that has been optimized for the smartphone," said Roger Guerrero, Sales Manager Cortado Enterprise Solutions.
Cortado (cortado.com), as an independently acting division, combines proven expertise in mobile communications technology with over 10 years of experience in building, and globally marketing, enterprise solutions.
Cortado offers complete independence from location-bound workplaces and computer-based communication methods.