DROITWICH, England, December 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Northampton College modernizes its IT and selects Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView to reduce IT overhead costs and simplify management of its learning environment

Ericom(R) Software is pleased to announce that Northampton College, has selected PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView to empower its staff and students with secure remote application access capabilities. Over the course of 2009, Northampton will start to implement secure access via 1,000 licenses of PowerTerm WebConnect.

With a broad range of courses delivered to over 13,000 students, Northampton College has become one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the region. The College is currently undergoing a major transformation taking over 3 years to implement. With an anticipated cost of over 70 million pounds, this will provide a modern, fit-for-purpose learning environment for the local community.

The college aims to enable every student to fulfil their learning potential through education that helps them develop skills, knowledge and personal qualities. This is all underpinned by the use of technologies, such as PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView, that allow learning and teaching to occur within the broadest range of opportunities available to students, staff and the community.

Alongside the current major rebuilding programme, the college is working with Ericom's Platinum Business Partner, Network Si to assist in delivering 21st century learning. Northampton College is amongst a growing number of educational establishments all investing in Ericom and thin client technologies to assist in modernising the ICT infrastructure.

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented, Again our PowerTerm WebConnect solution has proved itself to be the #1 choice for schools and colleges seeking to provide teachers and students a cost effective alternative to Citrix for secure application access and management. It's clear to me that Ericom is emerging as the standard within education providing the most comprehensive solution at the lowest possible cost.

PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView delivers: -- Centralised management of applications and user configuration -- Secure application access - with inbuilt SSL encryption and VPN support -- Complete control over user access rights - integrates with Directory services -- Improves information confidentiality - no data copied onto client machines -- Real-time remote support - with built-in SupportView client -- Improves user and IT productivity - with access where it's needed on-demand -- Future proof investment - already includes support for Virtual desktops (VDI)

About Ericom

Ericom(R) Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization solutions (VDI). Since 1993, Ericom has been helping user's access enterprise business-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, Blade PCs, legacy hosts and other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million installations. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com

About Network Si

Based in the West Midlands, Network Si (UK) Ltd are a leading Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Preferred Business Partner and Ericom Platinum Partner specialising in systems integration and managed services. Having over 25 years of experience in the UK IT marketplace has meant that their clients receive the best possible advice about the solutions they require. Network Si specialises in providing the infrastructure (hardware, software and services) that supports the delivery of business applications. For more information about Network Si and its products and services, please visit: http://www.networksi.co.uk

Contact: Tracy Dolphin Marketing Assistant Ericom Software Tel +44-(0)-845-644-3597 Fax +44-(0)-845-644-3598 tracy.dolphin@ericom.com www.ericom.co.uk

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Tracy Dolphin, Marketing Assistant of Ericom Software, +44-(0)845-644-3597, or fax, +44-(0)845-644-3598, tracy.dolphin@ericom.com