VNC® now available for Raspberry Pi


RealVNC, the original developer and provider of VNC® remote access and control software has announced that Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will be able to securely and seamlessly access their Pi using VNC.


RealVNC has released its flagship VNC product for the Raspberry Pi, enabling users to connect to their Pi from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer. Once VNC has been downloaded to the Pi users can apply a Free license or, for an enhanced set of features, a Personal or Enterprise license. Raspberry Pi users will also be able to connect to their Pi from an iPad, iPhone, Android or Chrome device by downloading RealVNC’s free VNC Viewer app which is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play or the Chrome web store.

VNC can be used with Raspberry Pi in two ways. If the Raspberry Pi is connected to a monitor or TV and is running a graphical desktop, the connected user can see exactly what a user sitting in front of the Pi would see; perfect for generic remote access, but also for sharing a screen with a friend, for example. If the Pi is not running a graphical desktop, then graphical remote access can still be obtained by creating a virtual desktop instead; ideal for users who have built their Pi into a robot.

“We were inspired by the Raspberry Pi community and how it’s changed the way people interact with computers,” said Andy Harter, Founder and CEO at RealVNC. “We’re delighted that VNC is now available on another platform and excited about becoming part of the Raspberry Pi story.  It has become way more than a little computer, there are ever increasing applications of the technology and we’re looking forward to VNC growing this further.”

RealVNC will be demonstrating VNC on the Raspberry Pi at the Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Weekend from 28th February to 1st March 2015 at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


About RealVNC

RealVNC’s software, VNC, is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide in every sector of industry, government and education. VNC is the original remote access software with a wide range of applications. The technology supports an unrivalled mix of desktop and mobile platforms and can be embedded in third-party products with a commercial license.

RealVNC® and VNC® are trademarks of RealVNC Limited and are protected by trademark registrations and/or pending trademark applications in the European Union, United States of America and other jurisdictions.


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RealVNC was founded in 2002 by the original developers of VNC to promote, enhance and commercialize VNC.