Press Release

HELIOS Universal File Server G8 released

HELIOS introduces Universal File Server G8, an integrated software solution supporting Mac, Windows, web, iOS and Android clients. It offers file sharing with Spotlight search as well as collaboration capabilities for businesses of any size.

Hannover, Germany, September 17, 2020 – HELIOS Software today released its new HELIOS Universal File Server G8 software that runs on all major server platforms. The new HELIOS G8 release is entirely 64-bit based and has been highly optimized, to provide the best performing and most compatible file server solution offering cross-platform file sharing for Mac, Windows, web, iOS and Android mobile clients. Additional capabilities include a built-in indexing and search system that enables users to quickly find server files by text content and metadata. The WebShare web portal allows collaboration for remote users, with document sharing and presentation including image gallery/previews and slide shows. Optionally, WebShare offers basic image editing for remote users as well as a soft proofing solution to review PDF documents and images with annotations by multiple parties. This makes HELIOS Universal File Server a perfect solution for businesses of any size to support Windows, Mac, web, and mobile clients, with the single HELIOS G8 integrated solution.

HELIOS Universal File Server G8 incorporates EtherShare G8, PCShare G8, and WebShare G8 (with Document Hub) which will run on the latest Linux, Solaris, Windows and Mac servers.

Benefits of the HELIOS Universal File Server G8 include:

  • Native Mac and Windows file services
  • Spotlight indexing and search of server volumes
  • Document Hub apps offer secure access to server volumes (for iOS & Android)
  • WebShare web portal for secure remote access
  • WebShare presenting documents and images (lists, gallery, preview and slideshow)
  • Unified server administration on Mac & Windows
  • Extensive tools, including synchronization of server volumes
  • Support for future Macs (macOS 11 “Big Sur” on Intel & Arm)
  • Support for all major server operating systems

Detailed information including video tutorials about the complete HELIOS server suite can be found on the HELIOS website.

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HELIOS G8 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. The HELIOS Universal File Server G8 software incorporates HELIOS EtherShare, PCShare, WebShare, Document Hub, and IT Monitor Server to provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows, Web, and mobile clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple macOS, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web, UNIX, and mobile clients.

Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

Editorial contact:
HELIOS Software GmbH
Steinriede 3
30827 Garbsen
Phone: +49 5131 709320
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