DROITWICH, England, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Sawston Village College (UK) adopts Ericom's application access solution - The Alternative to Citrix - as an integral component in modernising the college's ICT infrastructure

Ericom(R) Software is pleased to announce that Sawston Village College has selected PowerTerm(R) WebConnect -- The Alternative to Citrix -- to deliver a secure remote access solution to its staff and students.

Sawston was established in 1930 as the country's first village college whereby Henry Morris, then the Secretary for Education in Cambridgeshire, fulfilled his own vision of creating a community centred institution dedicated to life-long learning. Today, the college is a vibrant and positive environment at the heart of Sawston, delivering a wide range of education and vocational courses for approximately 1000 students.

As a specialist college, the school aims to enable every student to fulfil their learning potential with education that helps them develop skills, knowledge and personal qualities. This is all underpinned by the use of technologies that allow learning and teaching to occur within the broadest range of opportunities available to students, parents/carers and the community.

Alongside the current major rebuilding programme, the school is working with Ericom's Gold Business Partner, Ramesys, upgrading its ICT infrastructure to assist in delivering 21st Century Learning. The aim is to provide a new platform for introducing a number of initiatives over the course of the next 3 years, such as secure remote access to work-based applications for staff and students alike. This latest move by the school will include the Ericom solution as an integral component of the IT modernisation programme, which involves the school moving to a thin client based infrastructure utilising Wyse thin clients, Dell servers and a mix of Dell laptops and their existing PC's being used as thin clients.

The college is amongst a growing number of educational establishments all investing in Ericom in conjunction with thin clients and virtualisation technologies to assist in modernising the ICT infrastructure to enable 21st Century Learning and address the Government's Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning strategy.

Ericom Managing Director for the UK, Ian Platt, commented, "Once again, our PowerTerm WebConnect solution has proved itself to be the #1 choice for schools and colleges seeking to provide teachers and students secure application access from both within and outside of the classroom. Ericom continues to expand the number of schools adopting PowerTerm WebConnect because we offer the lowest cost and most comprehensive solution compared to the alternatives."

Employing PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView delivers: -- Centralised management of applications and user configuration -- Secure application access -- with built-in 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 users access enterprise mission-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 Ramesys

Ramesys is a specialist supplier of integrated ICT solutions to schools in the UK and a leading ICT partner in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Academies programmes. Drawing on the joint expertise of its own in-house educationalists and global partners in software, hardware and construction, Ramesys works with schools to select and integrate the best combination of relevant market-leading products. This ensures its Becta-accredited solutions are visionary and meet the needs of learners, teachers, and management, plus importantly, every school's own developmental pathway into the future. www.ramesys.com

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 Web site: http://www.ericom.com http://www.ericom.co.uk http://www.ramesys.com

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