Apple Introduces Apple Remote Desktop 3
Third Generation of Desktop Management Software Now Optimized for
CUPERTINO, California–April 11, 2006–Apple today announced Apple Remote
Desktop 3, the third generation of Apple’s award-winning desktop management
software. Building on Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” innovations such as
Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator, Apple Remote Desktop 3 is a Universal
application optimized to take advantage of the power of Intel-based Macs
with more than 50 new features that deliver improvements in software
distribution, asset management and remote assistance.
“With Apple Remote Desktop 3, we’ve delivered powerful innovations that
make it even easier and more affordable to manage Macs,” said Philip
Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
“Great new features such as remote Spotlight searching and customized
Automator actions take advantage of innovations in Tiger and make Apple
Remote Desktop 3 a valuable tool for anyone managing more than one Mac.”
Apple Remote Desktop 3 offers a wide range of high performance desktop
management features including lightning-fast Spotlight searches across
multiple Tiger systems; over 30 Automator actions for easily automating
repetitive system administration tasks; a Dashboard Widget that provides
quick and convenient observation of remote systems; and AutoInstall for
installing software automatically on mobile systems when they return online.
Other new features in Apple Remote Desktop 3 include:
* System Status Indicators that let administrators quickly check the
overall health of multiple systems at a glance;
* Power Copy files up to 11 times faster than with Apple Remote Desktop 2*;
* Remote Drag and Drop files and folders between local and remote computers;
* Remote Copy and Paste for simple transfer of text and images between
local and remote computers;
* Persistent Task History and Task Templates to make it easy to save and
replicate repetitive tasks;
* Curtain Mode to hide the desktop of a system while it is being controlled
* Application Usage and User History Reports to track software compliance
and monitor the use of unauthorized applications;
* Smart Computer Lists for dynamically managing systems based on specified
* AES 128-bit encryption for secure communications between Apple Remote
Desktop 3 and clients.
Pricing & Availability
Apple Remote Desktop 3 is available immediately through The Apple Store
(www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a
suggested retail price of $299 (US) for managing up to 10 systems and $499
(US) for managing an unlimited number of systems. Special education pricing
can be found at www.apple.com/education/store.
The administration and client system for Apple Remote Desktop 3 is designed
to run on any computer running Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later. An Ethernet
(recommended), IP over FireWire or AirPort network connection is required.
*Based on network copy performance using 1000Base-T and Power Macs with
dual processor G5 2.5 GHz CPUs, 2GB of RAM and running Mac OS X version
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