BANGALORE, INDIA: LogMeIn Inc. has unveiled a new version of its popular remote access app, LogMeIn Ignition, that is optimized for Android tablets.
Available as a free update to existing LogMeIn Ignition for Android users, the app is designed to take advantage of popular new Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and introduces a variety of new features for tablet and/or Android smartphone users. These include capabilities like Wake-On-LAN, remote sound, multi-monitor support, and more.
Once purchased and downloaded from the either the Android Market or the Verizon V CAST app store, a single instance of the app can be used across any of a user’s supported Android devices (i.e. multiple smartphones and tablets).
LogMeIn Ignition lets users remotely access and control PCs or Macs directly from a mobile device or tablet, providing easy access to files, data and applications, from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection.
The Android version of Ignition, released in July 2010, is among the top paid productivity apps in the Android Market. The iPad optimized version of the app, released in April 2010, is among the highest grossing apps in the Apple App Store. A video demonstration of the app running on an Android tablet is available on LogMeIn’s YouTube channel, as well as LogMeIn’s product blog.`
Research firm Gartner predicts that tablet shipments will reach 54.8 million units in 2011 and forecasts tablet shipments to exceed 208 million units in 2014. Samsung reported in early December that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab had surpassed the one million units sold mark, less than two months after the device first went on sale.
“The growing popularity of tablets has introduced new demand for utilizing the capabilities of a user’s PC or Mac, while also benefiting from the mobility and flexibility benefits derived from tablets. LogMeIn Ignition for Android offers a best of both worlds approach, blending mobility with performance,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn’s vice president, Access & Management. “Our goal is simple: Give our users the freedom to access their entire digital world from virtually anywhere.”
In addition to tablet support, the latest LogMeIn Ignition for Android update includes:
* Wake-on-LAN – Wake up sleeping computers to maintain productivity while reducing power consumption.
* Remote sound – Listen to remote PCs running LogMeIn Pro2.
* Multi-monitor switching – Switch between multiple monitors using a three-finger swipe.
The LogMeIn Ignition for Android app can be downloaded from Google’s Android Market and the Verizon V CAST market for a one-time charge of $29.99. The update is freely available to existing Ignition for Android owners.