ZeroDesktop Bundles ThinkFree’s Web-based Office Productivity Tools with New ZeroPC ‘Transferable Desktop’ in the Cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Web 2.0 Expo – ZeroDesktop(TM), Inc., provider of revolutionary, next-generation Web Desktop solutions, today announced that it has integrated its new cloud-based ZeroPC(TM) “transferable desktop” with a complete Microsoft Office-equivalent productivity suite developed by ThinkFree, giving ZeroPC users familiar tools to easily create, open, view and edit their files using any Web browser.
The combination of ZeroPC (http://www.zeropc.com) cloud computing and the integrated ThinkFree (http://www.thinkfree.com) Online Office suite provides significantly higher compatibility with Microsoft Office documents and ease-of-use than other currently available online productivity and collaboration tools. Unlike these other services, ZeroPC does not require end-users to have dedicated email accounts, and has eliminated the complexities of sign-up and installation processes.
The addition of ThinkFree’s Online Office to ZeroPC provides consumers, schools and business users with familiar productivity tools that work in a browser to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and graphic presentations, or to open, edit and share existing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents previously created on local computers. ZeroPC users do not need to pay any extra licensing fees for the robust capability of ThinkFree office productivity tools, and no additional software installations are required to have instant access to create and share documents and files anywhere.
Launching this week at the Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco, ZeroPC is a revolutionary lifetime desktop in the cloud that is designed to change the way that users share their digital content with friends and colleagues. Consumers, schools and business users can easily unify documents, photos, videos, email and social content in one secure repository for accessing and sharing with others using any browser and Web-enabled device, or collaborate with others by transferring their entire desktop experience online. ZeroPC requires no subscription fees – end-users simply pay-as-they-go for the amount of service needed.
“Offering ZeroPC users a suite of productivity tools that look, feel and deliver the performance of familiar MS Office software enhances the day-to-day functionality of ZeroPC that consumers, schools and business users want and need to be instantly productive,” said Young Song, CEO of ZeroDesktop, Inc.
ZeroPC also includes ThinkFree’s Conversion Server, an easily integrated Java component that delivers unsurpassed conversion quality when rendering Microsoft Office files into Web-friendly formats so that their appearance is the same as when they were created offline. End-users experience increased productivity since they no longer need to switch back and forth between applications.
“We are pleased to offer ZeroPC users the most accurate Microsoft Office-compatible productivity suite on the market today,” said HongGoo Lee, CEO of ThinkFree. “Integrating our Online Office and Conversion Server with users’ Web-based applications provides a powerful, easy-to-use solution with no limitation on hardware platforms.”
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Based in Santa Clara, CA, ThinkFree, Incorporated (http://www.thinkfree.com) is a leading developer of office productivity solutions for corporate and consumer clients. The company’s award-winning ThinkFree Office application delivers word processing, spreadsheets and presentation capabilities, and can be deployed as a server-based solution with Internet access, and on popular operating systems for desktop and mobile devices. ThinkFree is majority-owned by Hancom Incorporated.
Hancom Incorporated (http://www.hancom.co.kr) is a leading publisher of office productivity software for the worldwide market. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, the company’s Hangul software is the country’s most popular solution. Its ThinkFree subsidiary is increasing the company’s global presence with solutions for major operating systems and computing platforms.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, ZeroDesktop, Inc. (http://www.zerodesktop.com) is the provider of a revolutionary cloud-based “transferable desktop” that changes the way that users share their digital content with friends and colleagues. Using ZeroDesktop’s new “ZeroPC” lifetime desktop in the cloud, users can move the full desktop experience online, unify their content into one secure repository for accessing and sharing between people from any browser. ZeroDesktop is headed by CEO Young Song, an entrepreneur whose career focus has been on bringing to market synergistic desktop computing products that deliver life-enhancing value to education, business and consumers. He founded NComputing, a $40 million venture-backed company with patented technology that leverages PC power and cloud computing to create a shared computing resource that connects multiple users at a low cost, and is used today by millions of customers in over 100 countries. He also co-founded eMachines, the low-cost computer brand that enabled affordable PC ownership and Internet adoption for consumers (later acquired by Gateway).
ZeroDesktop and ZeroPC are trademarks of ZeroDesktop, Inc. ThinkFree and ThinkFree Online are registered trademarks of ThinkFree, Inc. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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