Internet pioneer eBlvd.com extends peer to peer (P2P) computing several notches beyond Napster today – releasing version 1.33 of its popular eBlvd.com online presentation, collaboration and file sharing service.
Napster opened up a P2P consciousness that the Web is more than just Yahoo or Amazon pushing pages from the corporate server down to a web browser; that PCs can interact directly with each other. But did Napster only stumble upon the lowest hanging P2P fruit – MP3 music file swapping? EBlvd.com is betting that some of the 300 million web users are ready to take it to the next level.
“We believe file sharing is only the beginning – where are the limits if a person could experience a secure P2P or multi-P2P connection to and from any PC in the world?” said Marv Toyer, President of eBlvd.com by ENC Technology Corporation.
“In addition to files, our service allows you to share, view and control any desktop screen, keyboard, mouse, and device attached to an Internet PC – that is if you have permission from the owner.”
He adds: “Imagine the sales rep who can now present his wares real-time to 10, 50, 100 prospects at a time, to and from anywhere; or the road warrior who forgets to copy or print his proposal before leaving the office; or the music clip that adds the perfect touch to your demo; whatever the scenario, we can help you!”
The company now boasts about a million shared resources and files over its network. Each member dictates which elements of his PC to share; and how to share them, either en masse or only with certain users. Members can go out and search individual PCs and ‘share’ files and devices amongst each other in a true P2P model.
And it’s not just about MP3 files – a member can search and retrieve video, document, and program files, swap images and photos, run applications, and concurrently view the same desktop screen in a secure, responsible manner.
In contrast to traditional VPN or online collaboration services, eBlvd can provide a cost-effective way to provide secure P2P collaboration and remote access to corporate computing resources with no downside in terms of extra management, loss of security or loss of performance.
Like the Web itself, eBlvd is convenient for its users because it does not require complex client software setup or prior knowledge of the remote resource(s) a user wishes to access. The company plans to continue offering the non-premium service at no charge for at least another 30 days.