HTML5 Remote Desktop

Access Desktops and Apps from Anywhere!

  • Run Windows desktops and applications from any device or location.
  • Enable fast access to virtual workspaces without complex installation or manual setup.
  • Leverage HTML5 remote desktop capabilities to avoid native client install.

What is HTML5 Remote Desktop?

With an HTML5 remote desktop client, end users can access virtual desktops and applications through a web browser.

For other clients, software usually needs to be installed locally to receive and send remote protocol data. However, an HTML5 client is installed on a server, making it simple for end users to visit a web page and access remote desktops and applications.

Why Use HTML5 Remote Desktop?

Browser-based clients are on the rise for delivering virtual desktop access because they offer a straightforward approach for both IT and end users. HTML5 browsers are widely used—they're on everything from tablets and smartphones to Google Chromebooks and laptop computers.

By using HTML5 remote desktop, businesses can enable connections from any HTML5-enabled browser, providing users with the flexibility to connect to their remote desktops and applications from their web browser—wherever they are, whenever they want.

Benefits of HTML5 Remote Access

Reduce IT Workloads

IT administrators do not need to install client software locally on users' PCs or other devices when using a browser-based method. HTML5 remote desktops don't retain any information on the client. Instead, data is sent to the client via the WebSocket protocol.

Employees can access their corporate data from any location, regardless of the client device's underlying physical infrastructure or operating system.

Lower Costs

IT overhead is reduced dramatically by enabling employees to remotely access their desktops, apps, and data without having to install any software on their devices (or be concerned about compatibility with non-Windows clients). As a result, valuable IT resources are freed up to invest in other critical projects.

Increase Productivity

HTML5-based remote access requires no customization, installation, or configuration, so you can start working remotely right away and without IT assistance. Employees don't need to go for training because it's so simple and intuitive to use.

Improve Security

Users benefit from the flexibility and accessibility of HTML5-based remote access while maintaining data security. It is easier to preserve sensitive data in a secure datacenter and ensure that nothing is compromised in the event of a lost or stolen device.

Secure remote access to the datacenter using a web-based solution simplifies compliance and reduces the risk of malware and cybercriminals breaching the system. After the session, nothing is left on the user's device because everything is accessed and worked on remotely.

Enhance Mobility

No matter what device your employees use, HTML5 browser-based remote networks enable them to quickly access applications and virtual desktops from anywhere, anytime. Connecting to your applications is straightforward. They only need an HTML5-compatible browser. There is no setup on the client side.

HTML5 Remote Desktop: A Drawback

A web browser isn't always the best VDI client out there. Users won't get the best graphical performance because it doesn't leverage your VDI vendor's display protocol with all of its advantages. Users will require more bandwidth for HTML5 access without the optimized display protocol.

Provide HTML5-Enabled Remote Access
with Parallels RAS

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) enables web access to applications, data, and desktops from any HTML5 browser, on a desktop or mobile device, anywhere—without needing to install a client. Enable fast access to virtual workspaces without complex installation or manual setup.



Customize the HTML5 Client with a corporate color scheme and logo and enable corporate branding on all HTML5 browsers.

Easy Printing

Easy Printing

Employees can immediately use any printer connected to the local machine.

Bidirectional Support

Bidirectional Support

Aside from drag and drop functionality, IT administrators can enable the sound input and output redirection from the local device to remote applications.