remotepc vs splashtop

RemotePC vs Splashtop

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As society deals with COVID-19, working from home has become extremely attractive. The expansion of the mobile workforce has made it vitally important for companies to implement reliable remote access to their systems and data resources. The right remote access software enables network-attached users to connect to any work device from any location.

We are taking a close look at two remote access tools that provide users with the ability to access, control, and manage computers and devices in the office when at home or traveling. The tools also enable individuals to access their home devices remotely as long as they have an Internet connection.


Overview

splashtop features

Splashtop Remote Support is a cost-effective remote access solution for Windows and Mac systems that is suitable for use by managed service providers, helpdesk technicians, and technical support teams. The tool is used by over 20 million worldwide users and offers multiple packages that furnish varying feature sets to meet the diverse needs of large and small businesses. Splashtop provides features such as fast remote access, user management, data encryption, and session logging. Higher-tier versions such as Splashtop Remote Support Plus include the ability to print remotely, transfer files, engage in real-time chat, perform remote reboots, and receive priority technical support.

remote pc

RemotePC offers users a simple, fast, and effective method of accessing remotely located computers over a network. If you need to grab a work file when working from home or want to look at some data on your home machine while traveling, RemotePC does the trick. The tool can be easily installed by anyone with general computer skills without engaging the IT staff. RemotePC has multiple versions on the market that address the needs of individuals, businesses, and support teams. The features and flexibility of RemotePC make it a top choice for small businesses that need to implement a remote access solution.


Features

Splashtop

Splashtop’s various versions offer feature sets designed to meet the needs of different target audiences. Some aspects of the tool are seen in all versions. The common features include an intuitive and easy-to-navigate user interface as well as the ability to access client machines without installing software on the remote computer. All versions of Splashtop also support file transfers.

In addition to working with attended client machines, Splashtop enables a user to connect to multiple unattended computers. Using this feature, a technical support team can exercise full control over business-critical systems and data resources.

RemotePC

RemotePC is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android devices. The tool does not require installation and is easily accessed through a user’s web browser. There are four different pricing options for RemotePC that offer varying degrees of functionality or enable more users to access remote machines simultaneously. Teams can choose Always-On or Attended access to cover all potential support scenarios. Companies can select the options that fit with their business objectives.

Data transmission is protected by TLS v1.2/ AES-256 encryption, including when performing remote printing or file transfers. Chat is enabled between host and client machines and computers can be rebooted remotely. The ability to record sessions and an online whiteboard fill out the features that RemotePC brings to the table.

 RemotePC

Splashtop

Mobile Access Capabilities

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File Transferring

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Real-Time Chat Options

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Session Recording

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Remote Printing

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Audio Support

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Session Transferring

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USB-Sharing

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Interface Comparison

There should be no complaints about the interface for either Splashtop or RemotePC. The tools both provide easy access to their features and make it a simple task to connect with remote desktop or mobile devices. Smooth image scaling gives users a detailed view of the machines with which they are connected.

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Splashtop

Operating System Support

RemotePC and Splashtop both support all major desktop and mobile operating systems as seen in the following table.

RemotePC

Splashtop

Windows

Windows

macOS

macOS

Linux

Linux

iOS

iOS

Android

Android

Chrome OS

Chrome OS


Pros And Cons

We have collected some of the pros and cons of RemotePC and Splashtop to help you decide if these tools are right for your situation.

RemotePC

Pros

Cons

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Easy to use and setup;

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Multiple users can access a given machine but need to share an account on the remote computer);

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User-friendly interface;

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At times the tool can be slow and users may experience lag.

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Wake up on LAN feature;

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Multiple subscription plans;

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Strong encryption to protect data resources;

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The screen resolution of a host machine can be changed remotely;

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24/7 live tech support.


Splashtop

Pros

Cons

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Varied subscription plans to address business needs;

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Can be complicated to install, especially on macOS machines;

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Simple and easy-to-use interface;

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High-tier plans are required to obtain priority technical support;

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Multi-monitor display is available with some plans;

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More expensive plans are necessary to gain access to most features.

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Very fast connection speed;

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Data transmission protected by TLS and 256-bit AES Encryption;

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Advanced security with 2-step device authentication.


Pricing

RemotePC and Splashtop both have multiple subscription plans available that offer varying feature sets. The two tools offer a seven-day free trial that gives users a taste of the product.

Splashtop

There are a variety of plans available from Splashtop. All quoted prices are for yearly subscriptions to the tool.

  • • Splashtop Business Access gives users the ability to access computers from any location. Splashtop Business Access costs between $60.00 to $99.00 per user.

  • • Splashtop Education is designed to promote screen-sharing in the education sector. Splashtop Education costs $29.99 per licensed teaching professional.

  • • Splashtop SOS is meant to be used for on-demand support provided by licensed technicians. This plan costs $199.00 per technician.

  • • Splashtop Remote Support provides access to a limited number of Windows and macOS remote unattended devices by any number of licensed users. Splashtop Remote Support costs $299.00 for every 25 computers covered under the plan.

RemotePC

RemotePC offers four pricing plans. All subscriptions are billed annually.

  • • The Consumer plan supports one user license and between 2 and 10 computers for $29.62.

  • • SOHO plan also supports one user license and between 2 and 10 computers for between $44 and $60.

  • • The Team plan allows unlimited users to access up to 50 computers for $224.62. This plan can be scaled for more computers.

  • • Enterprise Remote Support costs $449.62 for an unlimited number of users to access 10 computers. This plan can be scaled up for larger environments.

The Enterprise plan includes support for advanced computer and user management. It also provides the RemotePC Help Desk feature which is a good choice for large IT support teams.

Splashtop

RemotePC

Free trial

7-day free trial

7-day free trial

Free version for personal use

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No

Level 1

Education $29.99/year

Consumer $29.62/year

Level 2

Business access $60-$99/year

Soho $44.62  - $59.62/year

Level 3

SOS $199/year

Team $224.62/year

Level 4

Remote support $299 /year

Enterprise $449.62/year


Conclusion

Splashtop and RemotePC both offer small and medium-size businesses a reliable remote access tool for mobile employees and centralized support teams. The availability of multiple plans with varying feature sets allows companies to select the level of support their business requires. The two remote access solutions support virtually any device found in a standard computing environment.

Both tools can be evaluated with a free trial that lets organizations compare the products to see if they address specific business needs. One of these applications may be just what your company needs to establish remote access for all employees.