Parallels Access 2.5 Now Features Universal File Manager, Computer-to-Computer Remote Access and Samsung S Pen Integration on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Parallels advances the remote desktop experience beyond iPhone, iPad and Android to include computer-to-computer access


Renton, WA – January 15, 2015
– Parallels®, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, today introduced Parallels Access™ 2.5 (www.parallels.com/access), available immediately on Google Play and the App Store worldwide. New, innovative features of the award-winning app include a universal file manager, computer-to-computer remote access and Samsung S Pen™ integration to give customers the most useful and productive remote access experience. Now all Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 and Galaxy Note Edge customers get a free six- month subscription to Parallels Access in their Galaxy Gifts. The new release also supports the recently released OS X® Yosemite and Windows® 10 Technical Preview.

“In our new era of even more devices, interfaces and form factors, it is extremely important for people to have a consistent application experience from any device, anywhere. Today’s workers need tools that connect the applications they depend on with devices and services from multiple platforms for a seamless user experience,” said Parallels president Jack Zubarev. “Parallels Access is proud to give businesses and consumers tools that enable people to access the applications, files and services they need more easily, regardless of their location or platform.”

Features and Benefits

Parallels Access gives users the peace of mind of knowing they can be effective anytime and anywhere, even with a mobile device or a borrowed computer. New and innovative features include:

What Customers Are Saying

“Parallels Access has saved my bacon several times when other remote access apps totally fail. I can read and edit all the documents on my Windows PC work computer when I'm at home, and on my iMac at home when I'm at work. It’s brilliant,” said Steiner K.

“We travel a lot, and Parallels Access has enabled me to work in my QuickBooks™ program from anywhere that I have Internet access. I can invoice my customers and even run credit cards from hundreds of miles from my office. By accessing my desktop, I can even read reports that would be inaccessible on my iPad®,” said Dave W.

“It doesn't matter if I am in the middle of an intersection, an engineer’s trailer or in a tunnel— – I can command my laptop with Parallels Access just as if I were sitting in front of it. It has been a real time saver, especially when dealing with unexpected surprises that need to be responded to immediately with software that is only available only on a desktop OS,” said Rick R.

Availability and Pricing

Parallels Access 2.5 is available now on the App Store, Google Play, Samsung Galaxy Apps and the Amazon Appstore for Android with a two-week free trial. Individual subscriptions are available for $19.99 for one year or $34.99 for two years, and they include the ability to access up to five remote computers from an unlimited number of iOS and Android tablets and phones, as well asand an unlimited number of computer-to-computer connections. Current Parallels Access customers will get Parallels Access 2.5 for free. Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge users, get a free six- month subscription to Parallels Access as part of their Samsung Galaxy Gifts pPackage.

Parallels Access for Business (www.parallels.com/access-business) is the fastest, simplest and most reliable remote access for on-the-move go employees. Business subscriptions are available for a 30-day free trial, then for $49.99 for five computers and unlimited devices, and they can be expanded to support an unlimited number of users.

Hardware Requirements

The rRemote computer can be a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 or a Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.7 Lion.

About Parallels
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John Uppendahl, Vice President of Communications, juppendahl@parallels.com, 425.282.1734
Keely Hopkins, Bite Communications for Parallels, keely.hopkins@bitecommunications.com, 415.365.0361

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