Vector Networks' PC-Duo® provides remote control for Terminal Server sessions

April 20th, 2011 — Atlanta, Montreal, and Birmingham (UK) — Vector Networks, a leader in IT asset and service management solutions, today announced PC-Duo Remote Support for Terminal Services. Providing unique consistency of remote support across thick and thin client environments, Vector have answered one of the main issues of support for thin client users.

Kevin Kiley, Vector's VP Sales, summarizes the breakthrough and its impact on the market — "With an established global installed base, PC-Duo is recognized as a market leader in PC remote control. The addition of support for thin client terminal server sessions future proofs the remote support function for organizations considering introducing thin client technology to reduce operating costs."

The PC-Duo for Terminal Services architecture supports both Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Server servers, and is independent of the actual thin client device. An instance of the PC-Duo Host is automatically injected into each Terminal session when it is initiated. Because a Host is injected dynamically into each terminal session, and is not attached to the remote thin client device, these Hosts are effectively transient. Remote control connections with the transient Hosts are managed through the PC-Duo Enterprise Gateway.

Security is a primary concern in many environments, and PC-Duo for Terminal Services offers automated session recording, providing an audit trail for any support activity involving exposure of sensitive data.

PC-Duo for Terminal Services is licensed by concurrent session capacity, independent of the number of physical thin client devices connected. In cluster installations with provision for failover and redundancy, it is not necessary to purchase multiple licenses to support the terminal server redundancy, as the total capacity for PC-Duo sessions can be limited at the PC-Duo Enterprise Gateway.

The PC-Duo for Terminal Services architecture is outlined in a Technical Note PDF downloadable from the PC-Duo page of the Vector Networks Web site at

Evaluation keys are available by email request to

About Vector Networks

Based in Atlanta, Vector Networks specializes in solutions for desktop asset and service management, issue tracking, and business process automation. Its PC-Duo brand is synonymous with high-quality enterprise-grade remote control. Vector Networks solutions have been installed and supported in over 20 countries since the company's formation seventeen years ago. With development based in Montreal and a highly mobile sales and support team, the company understands the needs and challenges of multi-site organizations.

Vector Networks also specializes in providing solutions which integrate RFID-based location tracking with IT asset management, effectively forming a bridge between asset security and asset management functions. For further information, visit, or contact the company at

Media Contact:
Colin Bartram
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Ph: +44 7726 237606 (UK cell)

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