Remote Control of a PC
Watch, Share or Control the screen, keyboard and mouse of a workstation irrespective of color depth, resolution, network protocol or operating system. Use the Audio functions on multimedia capable PCs' to talk to your users while providing support. CrossTec Remote Control is consistently recognized in comparative reviews as offering the fastest remote control performance available.
Monitoring Systems with Interactive Thumbnails
The Monitor Mode feature allows control to display a "Thumbnail" view of all connected Client workstations simultaneously. Thumbnail size can be adjusted on the fly, as can the update interval. In addition, the Control users can mouseover a specific thumbnail for an expanded view of the selected PC. This provides a unique feature within Remote Control solutions to allow an IT Remote Control to keep a constant eye over critical systems and immediately identify if systems need intervention. The View also provides key information such as OS type , network address, the current logged on user and the computer name for easy identification.
If the client is running multiple monitors, the Control can switch between desktops.
Hardware and Software Inventories
Obtain a real-time view of the hardware and software installed on the target workstation at the click of a button, without ever needing to leave the CrossTec Control program to gather this information. CrossTec Remote Control collects over 80 items of information, specifically about the hardware or environment of the Client PC. A full inventory of current installed applications is also provides as well as installed hotfixes. To aid in remote support and diagnostics, you can also remotely view and security control applications in memory, processes running, and installed services.
File Transfer and Distribution
Transfer and manipulate files between workstations using a simple "drag & drop" interface. Synchronise directories on two workstations or edit files and attributes directly. CrossTec Remote Control utilizes intelligent "Delta File Transfer" to reduce data transfer times when overwriting files that already exist by checking individual blocks of data within a file and only transferring changed data. This feature is enabled by default and applies to all file types. The performance benefits are most noticeable on slower connections.
Distribute files and data from a central CrossTec workstation to multiple Client workstations simultaneously and with minimal keystrokes and effort.
Explorer Desktop Integration
When a CrossTec Remote Control control is installed onto a PC, it integrates directly with explorer, allowing you to launch key functionality direct from your system without needing to first start CrossTec.
A typical example would be within Network places, where on viewing a list of PCs on the network, by selecting the PC icon and using right mouse click, CrossTec Remote Control, Chat and Inventory options are available to launch.
Remote Desktop (RDP) Support
CrossTec Remote Control co-exists with RDP by detecting if there is an active RDP session. The user is provided with the option to either continue in screen scrape mode or disconnect the RDP session for full remote control capability.
The CrossTec Deploy utility provides Network Administrators with the facility to install and configure CrossTec Remote Control on multiple workstations from a central site without the need to visit the machines individually.
With CrossTec Deploy, you can:
Remotely Install a CrossTec package on multiple workstations simultaneously.
Create and download specific Client Configurations to multiple workstations.
Remotely update CrossTec License details on multiple workstations.
Remotely Uninstall a CrossTec package from multiple workstations simultaneously.
Use the powerful Show function to conduct computer-based training without the need for overhead projectors, video splitters or any additional hardware. Show your Screen, a selected monitor or just a selected application to any number of connected computers in real-time. Utilize a range of on screen annotation to tools to aid in your presentation or training.
Scripting and Scheduling
CrossTec includes a powerful Scripting Language and Scheduler that allows you to automate the tasks you would normally perform repetitively in the CrossTec Control and run them at a time when most convenient to you. Scripting contains a wealth of Desktop Management functions including the ability to interrogate Clients and retrieve information such as free disk space; what operating system they are running.
You can even use CrossTec Scripting to distribute applications by using a combination of File Transfer, Remotely Execute Applications and edit the Registry. In simple terms, anything you can do manually with CrossTec Remote Control, you can do automatically with CrossTec Scripting.
If your workstation hardware and software supports "Wake on Lan", you can use CrossTec to Power on / off your workstations over the LAN. Ideal if needing to copy data to a machine that is turned off.
The latest release includes improvements to capturing client print output including support for Network and USB printers. CrossTec Remote Control now also uses the WMI service (available on XP and above) to create a ""Standard TCP/IP Port"" which uses to provide print capture support. The Implementation on Window 2000 clients is similar but as the WMI Service is not available as standard, the registry is updated by Remote Control to add the ""Standard TCP/IP Port.
CrossTec Remote Control supports remote control of all x64 (AMD / Intel) platforms, including Windows XP64 and Windows 2003.
Chat and Audio Support
Conduct a two way chat session between selected multiple users in either text or full audio mode.
Should the Chat member not respond, you can send an audible beep to each workstation by selecting "Send Beep". Use the "Invite" function to add Clients when the Chat session is in progress and send a copy of the Chat progress by using the Send discussion history option. The contents of a Chat session can be stored for future reference.
CrossTec Remote Control also offers Bi-Directional Audio - extended audio support allowing one way talk, listen and full bi-directional audio conversations outside of a remote control session. Audio support is available over all LAN/WAN and Internet based communications.
To both aid training and the effectiveness of support, a Whiteboard feature is now available from within a chat / multi-chat session. Similar to Annotate, the Control is able to use a range of screen highlighting tools to visually support their text chat with invited users.
CrossTec Remote Control includes the Launch Application feature that allows you to remotely start applications on a remote PC, start installer routines and much more.
This feature combined with File Distribution, provides a quick and effective means of providing remote updates.
Send a CrossTec text message to one or more chosen PC's, or even broadcast to all PCs on the network. Ideal for alerting your users of an impending server shutdown or similar.
Enable your CrossTec users to send help requests directly to your helpdesk when they need assistance. The help request can either be sent to all available Operators, or directed to specific operators based on user defined accounts.