Remotely Access PC Files With Avvenu
Avvenu has announced that its free remote access service now supports a range of devices from Palm, including the Treo 650 smartphone, the LifeDrive, and the new Palm TX handheld. Specifically optimized for handheld devices, this service gives Palm customers fast access to their files, folders and photos stored on a computer, directly from their Palm devices.
Avvenu’s 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.
“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.”
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. The service currently only works with Windows based computers, Mac support is in the works.