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HELIOS Document Hub public preview for Android

HELIOS Document Hub allows businesses to conveniently and securely share documents to mobile users. Remote document access and file synchronization, along with document previews, and Spotlight search, make server files readily available to mobile users.

Hannover, Germany, July 12, 2016 – HELIOS Software today released a public preview of the HELIOS Document Hub 2.0 app for Android users. Document Hub enables companies to securely share intranet file server volumes to mobile users. Document Hub for Android offers the same capabilities and ease of use that are already enjoyed by users of the iOS version of Document Hub 2.0 for iPad/iPhone, which has been available since March 2016. Document Hub for Android has been developed from scratch to ensure that intuitive operation on Android devices is guaranteed, and to support all major Android versions (4.1 Jelly Bean - 7.0 Nougat).

HELIOS Document Hub is a mobile app that connects to the HELIOS WebShare web portal running on a company’s file server. With Document Hub, remote users can browse and preview server files. Documents can be downloaded to Document Hub for offline use, and opened in other applications. Photos and documents created or edited on the mobile device can be uploaded to the server. Server files can quickly be found via the Spotlight search system, browsed in list mode, or via the convenient gallery view with zoomable document previews. File synchronization copies specified server files and folders to Document Hub for offline use.

WebShare runs on a company’s file server to enable it as a “private cloud” web portal. Multi-user support is built-in by design, server file permissions are enforced, and user authentication is fully compatible with enterprise directory services.

Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO of HELIOS, notes that “with Document Hub for iOS and Android, we now support almost all smartphone and tablet users. Businesses benefit by using HELIOS WebShare and Document Hub to enable remote and mobile users to securely and conveniently access documents on their company file server.”

Key benefits include:

  • Work offline with server documents
  • Quickly access server files via Spotlight search
  • Present documents, images, movies
  • Automatic file synchronization brings remote devices up to date
  • Browse, preview, transfer files from/to intranet server volumes
  • Exchange documents with other apps
  • Gallery view and zoomable previews (server generated)
  • Enterprise grade security – enforces intranet users and permissions

Android users can download the preview version of Document Hub from the Google Play store on their Android device. iOS users can download the HELIOS Document Hub app in the Apple iTunes App Store. In either case, search for “HELIOS Document Hub”. Pre-configured demo server accounts allow test driving the application using a HELIOS test server.

HELIOS WebShare and Document Hub are ideal for businesses of any size. Complete product details can be found on the website.

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HELIOS UB64 Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. The HELIOS Universal File Server UB64 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 OS X, IBM AIX, 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.

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