Dell has announced a new remote accss service called Dell Remote Access. The application 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 today in the USA and will be available, later this year, as an optional pre-install on most Dell Inspiron, Studio 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 let’s them take their music, movies and photos with them wherever they go and let’s them access it and share it whenever they want.”
Once Dell Remote Access is activated on a Windows–based PC, users log in to my.dellremoteaccess.com from their connected device. The application provides users with an “at home” PC experience through key features including web navigation via a simple browser-based interface with no extra software needed; and secure access to a home PC through a browser from any PC or smart phone.
Users can also share specific folders, like vacation photos, by emailing an encrypted URL to friends and family.
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 US$9.95 a month or US$99 a year.