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Apple Updates Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Updates Apple Remote Desktop
Powerful Remote Desktop Management Software for Macs

CUPERTINO, California-April 2, 2003-Apple today announced Apple Remote
Desktop version 1.2, the easiest way to manage and support networks of Mac
desktops and portables. With Apple Remote Desktop software, network
administrators can efficiently distribute and install software, copy files,
gather asset management information and remotely control system settings
over the network. Teachers can remotely control and interact with a
student’s computer and easily provide personalized assistance directly to a
student’s screen. Apple Remote Desktop v.1.2 includes powerful new features
such as Remote Software Installation and Remote Network Startup Disk. Apple
Remote Desktop simplifies desktop administration, enabling classroom
teachers and network administrators to maximize the use of their Macs and
minimize administration costs.

“With two full time staff we support 2,200 users and manage a combination
of approximately 600 wired and wireless Macs located across five buildings
with Apple Remote Desktop,” said Eric Hackl, network manager for the
Winnetka Public Schools in Winnetka, Illinois. “We install software on our
Macs across town without having to leave our office, and network-wide
installs that used to take days or weeks are now done in minutes, saving us
time and our district money.”

New features in Apple Remote Desktop v.1.2 include:

* Remote Software Installation to remotely install new software to groups
of Macs simultaneously over a network;

* Remote Network Startup Disk to set any number of Mac OS X clients to
start up from specified NetBoot or Network Install disk images on a remote

* Automatic Update for upgrading Apple Remote Desktop clients automatically
over the network; and

* enhanced security including encrypted control and KeyChain support to
protect passwords and private data.

Pricing & Availability

Apple Remote Desktop v.1.2 is available now through The Apple Store
(, at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers
for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 10-client edition and
$499 (US) for the unlimited client version. Education pricing begins at
$149 (US) for the 10-client edition and $299 (US) for the unlimited client
version. Apple Remote Desktop v.1.2 is available as a free update to
existing Apple Remote Desktop customers via Software Update. The
administration and client system for Apple Remote Desktop is designed to
run on all Power Mac G4 and Power Macintosh G3 computers, including
PowerBook G4, PowerBook G3, eMac, iMac, Xserve and iBook and requires
either an Ethernet, AirPort or AirPort Extreme network connection. The
administration system runs on Mac OS X version 10.1, or later, and the
client version supports Mac OS 8.1 through Mac OS 9.2, and Mac OS X v10.1
and later.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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