EasyReach Corporation today announced the launch of the industry’s first remote desktop search service that enables users to instantly find any file or e-mail on their work or home PCs using a BlackBerry, Treo or Internet browser. EasyReach provides peace of mind to mobile professionals who no longer have to worry about forgetting important files at the office, or accidentally erasing information on their mobile device.
EasyReach provides workers with secure access to multiple desktops, allowing them to find information wherever it is located. EasyReach works on any computer or mobile device, so information can be retrieved whether it is in the same room or around the world. EasyReach includes keyword search capabilities that make it easy to quickly find the right document by simply typing a word or phrase. Once found, the information can be delivered to any e-mail address. Different from traditional desktop search and remote access applications, EasyReach is a solution designed to perform at its best on mobile devices.
“EasyReach is a tremendously useful technology that is sure to be a great resource for mobile professionals,” said Chris Shipley, executive producer, DEMOfall 2005. “EasyReach marries the power of the desktop with the convenience of mobile devices, so that — finally — a mobile worker can travel with only a smartphone without giving up access to deskbound information.”
Over the last 10 years, the need to stay in touch with up-to-date information has become critical to professional success and has led to rapid adoption of devices such as the BlackBerry and the Palm Treo. These devices function well for staying current with new e-mail and calendar items. However, their limited storage capacity and closed file systems often force users to continue lugging laptops, configured with costly VPN access, just in case a situation arises where information is unavailable. EasyReach solves these challenges with a unique service. Setup takes only a few minutes and consists of installing software on the desktop and configuring security options on the Web site. BlackBerry users also install a native application on their device.
Completing The Mobile Process: EasyReach Remote Access
“EasyReach is the first remote desktop search service that gives all users instant and secure access to what they need, when they need it,” said John Stossel, CEO and Chairman of EasyReach. “Whether it’s an e-mail with flight information, or a presentation accidentally left at the office, if you can remember a word in the file or e-mail, and you have a BlackBerry or a browser, EasyReach can find it and deliver it wherever you like.”
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, EasyReach is led by industry veteran John W. Stossel. Prior to founding EasyReach, Stossel held senior executive level positions at Intellisync, where his leadership contributed to the company’s market cap increase from $10M to over $400M, while saving costs in the millions of dollars. Stossel joined Intellisync through its acquisition of Dry Creek Software. Stossel was CEO and Founder of Dry Creek Software, which created a unique XML-based solution for synchronizing web-based content to Outlook, Lotus Notes, and other popular handheld organizers. Prior to founding Dry Creek, Stossel was CEO and Founder of Real World Solutions (acquired by Puma Technology), a provider of enterprise mobile servers. In addition,
Stossel has held a variety of engineering and management positions with Apple Computer and Charles Schwab & Co.
Pricing and Availability
A select number of DEMOfall attendees will be offered a free three month trial service of EasyReach. For more information visit EasyReach at booth #49. EasyReach will be available to the general public on October 1, 2005. Users who register at the company Web site ( http://www.easyreach.com ) before October 1, 2005 will receive a free 30 day trial of the software. Pricing varies depending on the number of desktops, and starts at $80.00 per year/$8 per month for unlimited access to one PC and $100.00 per year/$10 per month for two PCs.