For Immediate Release
Monday, May 6, 1996
Contact: Duane Fahey
Visual Automation, Inc.
Grand Ledge, MI
While most personal computers are indeed "personal," a large percentage of computers are "public". Factory floors, laboratories, computer classrooms, department stores, restaurants, hotels, office building lobbies, and even fast food restaurants provide personal computers for public use. Typically, these computers provide a specific information purpose, running only one or a handful of programs. Many of these applications are MS-DOS based, as it's easier to "take control" of the computer in this environment. It was easy for the public to mess up a Windows computer, but not anymore!
"Secure Desktop for Windows is the only software package providing full, comprehensive application security in Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows NT," claims President and founder of Visual Automation, Duane Fahey. Secure Desktop contains a desktop replacement with full password protection. Fahey's experience in the automation industry, where "public" computers are prevalent on the plant floor, prompted the new product's development.
Windows keystrokes such as that normally provide task switching or rebooting can be disabled. Programs can be launched as "hidden". Second instances can be prevented. Menus in launched programs can be grayed or removed! All of these features provide more "control" over the computer environment by the System Integrator. Additional system services such as memory, and disk space monitoring; DDE Server and Client support; and program scheduling; round out this unique software package.
Secure Desktop for Windows version 3.00 has been designed and tested for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.51. Future version of these operating systems will be supported with a minor release of Secure Desktop.
Visual Automation was founded in 1994. Secure Desktop for Windows was originally released in April of 1995. Secure Desktop List Price: $195.00, with quantity discounts available. The 16-bit version Requires: 4MB RAM, 2 MB hard disk space, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later. The 32-bit version Requires: 4MB RAM, 4 MB hard disk space, Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT 3.51. Visual Automation, Inc., Grand Ledge, MI; 517-622-1850; fax 517-622-1761; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Home Page http://www.visualautomation.com.
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