Avvenu Remote Access and Sharing Service Now Available in Public Beta
Avvenu, Inc. today announced that its new remote access and sharing service is available to the public as part of a free beta trial. The Avvenu service allows users to securely access the content on their computer from any web-enabled mobile phone, PDA and computer. In addition to accessing their own content, users can instantly share access to their content, such as photos, with friends and family without the need to upload content to a centralized server.
“I’ve been amazed that I can access my computer files from my cell phone,” said Caroline Kirkland, an early user of the Avvenu service. “I can instantly share gigabytes of photos with my family — and I can share a folder of business content with a colleague without even having my computer with me.”
The Avvenu service lets users easily select which files or folders they want to share with others. The Avvenu subscriber controls who gets access to the selected content and for how long. The guests do not need to be a member of the Avvenu service in order to view what has been shared with them.
Avvenu provides secure access, by giving the Avvenu subscriber, and only the Avvenu subscriber, secure, password-protected access to their files and folders. The guests get to see what the subscriber has selected to share with them — and nothing else. The service works transparently and securely with existing firewalls and security software.
Avvenu’s smart viewing feature scales high-resolution photos to accommodate the device being used, providing quick viewing of images – even on a mobile phone.
“With our public beta release, we are giving users early access to this ground-breaking service,” said Keith Barraclough, Avvenu Founder and CEO. “We are committed to connecting consumers with their content, even if their computer is across the world. It is an exciting time as developments in mobile devices, connection speeds, and sharing make all of this possible.”
Starting today, anyone interested in trying out the Avvenu service, can go to http://www.avvenu.com and download the beta. The service is scheduled to be commercially available directly from Avvenu early this summer. Avvenu has also partnered with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) to deliver this capability to Motorola customers on next generation handsets due out later this year. Motorola recently demonstrated this service, called Pocket Album, at last month’s CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association) Conference.
Avvenu, Inc., based in Palo Alto, California, was founded by a team of professionals with expertise in the areas of peer-to-peer file sharing, distributed computing systems, and VoIP technology. The company was formed to create a technology that would give users unobstructed access to their most important content. The Avvenu service is based on the company’s patent-pending technology in media routing and managed peer-to-peer content access and distribution. Avvenu is a privately held company with venture funding provided by Charles River Ventures, Worldview Technology Partners, and Motorola Ventures. For more information visit http://www.avvenu.com.
Avvenu, Inc. David Trescot, 650-330-6435 [email protected] or PR for Avvenu, Inc. Sarah Kavanagh, 650-726-3482