Remote access to Vernon CMS has many benefits:
- Connect from a remote location. e.g. working from home.
- Use Vernon CMS over slower connections.
- Use Vernon CMS on Macs and tablets.
There are a range of products and techniques you can use to access Vernon CMS remotely.
Microsoft Remote Access
Microsoft Remote Desktop views a session of Vernon CMS running on another Windows desktop. This desktop can be a virtual or physical Windows desktop on the local network. For smaller organisations this can be the desktop of the Windows server where Vernon CMS is installed.
Free to install for Macs and tablets and is provided automatically in Windows.
Microsoft Remote Desktop copes well with slow or interrupted connections because Vernon CMS is running on the remote computer, not directly on your local device.
Citrix Workspace connects your device to a Windows based Citrix server. Vernon CMS is run on the Citrix server, not your local device.
Citrix Workspace is a paid product.
Citrix Workspace includes a range of tools for working remotely and working in teams.
It copes well with slow or interrupted connections because Vernon CMS is running on the Citrix server, not directly on your local device.
Remote Access in Use
|The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland, New Zealand, uses iPad tablets with Microsoft Remote Desktop. They can view catalogue records from remote locations, and update locations, conditions, and other details from their wide range of storage locations.|
iPads in use at MOTAT:
Updating a collection record from the storeroom.