10ZiG and ThinPrint enter into technology partnership for high-performance printing with virtual desktops

An integrated ThinPrint Client and the ThinPrint Hub provide high-performance printing for 10ZiG Thin Clients in VDI & server-based computing environments – with or without a print server

DENVER and BERLIN, November 6, 2018 –– 10ZiG Technology, a world leader in Thin and Zero Client endpoints for desktop virtualization, and ThinPrint, provider of the world’s leading print management software of the same name, have entered into an OEM partnership. As part of the cooperation, the ThinPrint Client has been integrated into 10ZiG Thin Clients for fast, high-performance printing. 10ZiG Zero Clients can also print plug and play securely and quickly with the ThinPrint Hub, even when using a print server.

The use of Thin Clients and Zero Clients has invaluable benefits for companies with Citrix, VMware, Parallels and Microsoft RDS environments. However, using print servers is difficult because they are often not able to send the data directly to the Thin and Zero Clients. Thanks to the integration of the ThinPrint Client, 10ZiG Thin Clients can now – even when using a print server – use ThinPrint functions for print data compression, tracking, and encryption. With the ThinPrint Hub’s plug and play capability, fast and secure zero-client printing to network printers is guaranteed. Print data can be transmitted compressed to the printer via a separate, encrypted secure tunnel. The management of the print infrastructure takes place centrally in a console.

“We are delighted to have renowned VDI endpoint manufacturer 10ZiG on board,” said Thorsten Hesse, CPO of ThinPrint GmbH. “10ZiG devices are an excellent fit with our philosophy of making productive work as easy and convenient as possible for IT admins and users. 10ZiG Thin and Zero Clients, as well as the ThinPrint Hub, can be started up with plug and play even by laypeople and then remotely managed by the experts in a convenient, centralized console. This opens up enormous optimization and savings potential.”

“Printing is still part of our customers’ daily work. This partnership with ThinPrint enables our customers to make both their network and their printing infrastructure efficient, high-performance, and cost-effective, leading to an even more complete end-to-end VDI solution” said Kevin Greenway, CTO of 10ZiG Technology.

A list of 10ZiG clients with integrated ThinPrint Client is available at: https://www.thinprint.com/en/resources-support/supported-devices/devices-integrated-thinprint-clients/

About ThinPrint

ThinPrint, with nearly 20 years of continuous development and internationally patented ThinPrint technology, is the leading provider of print management software and services for businesses. Whether printing from traditional PCs, mobile devices, thin clients, virtual desktops, or from the cloud, over 25,000 companies across all industries and of all sizes optimize their printing infrastructure and increase productivity thanks to ThinPrint. In addition, more than 100, and growing, Desktop-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service providers deliver reliable, high-performance printing from the cloud to their customers all due to ThinPrint. The investment in ThinPrint leads to a fast ROI because the easy-to-implement and manage print system reduces the burden on IT departments, results in significant performance improvements to the network while ensuring optimal, reliable print support at every workplace. ThinPrint technologies and components enable its use in almost any infrastructure and take into account integration of branch and home offices as well as mobile employees. The solutions are developed and rigorously tested at ThinPrint’s headquarters in Berlin – software Made in Germany. Offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Japan and Brazil, as well as more than 350 channel partners around the world offer direct and on-site customer care. Thanks to numerous OEM partnerships, ThinPrint technology components are integrated in a variety of terminals, print boxes and thin client of leading hardware manufacturers. Special significance is placed on the strategic partnerships of the company with Citrix Systems, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI, Samsung and VMware.

About 10ZiG Technology®

10ZiG Technology is a world-market leader in Thin Client & Zero Client endpoint devices for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 10ZiG provides leading Intel and AMD based Dual and Quad Core Thin Clients and Zero Clients for Citrix (HDX, HDX Premium, HDX 3D Pro), VMware PCoIP & Blast Extreme, and Microsoft environments, as well as the widest range of Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients on the market. 10ZiG offers free, no-obligation demo devices, Technical Support teams based in the U.S. and U.K., and provides “The 10ZiG Manager” endpoint management console with cloud capabilities completely free with unlimited user licenses supported. Get a free evaluation device today at www.10ZiG.com.

APOLAN Unveils Top Five Factors Driving Passive Optical LAN Adoption

The Association for Passive Optical LAN shares the top considerations to ensure a secure, cost-effective and performance-driven network for long-term business success

 

NEW YORK – October 30, 2018 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization driving both education and adoption for passive optical local area networks (POL), today released the findings of its APOLAN member survey, naming the top five factors that are driving the adoption of POL. These factors play a significant role in streamlining organizations’ smart building digital transformation strategies aimed to keep pace with the latest technology demands, such as IoT and mobility applications.

“As organizations focus on technological strategy decisions for 2019, smart building digital transformation remains one the most important conversations taking place in the hospitality, education, enterprise, government and building/architecture markets,” said Alan Bertsch, Qypsys president and APOLAN chairman. “Leveraging the expertise of our APOLAN membership companies, we identified the following factors that decision makers must consider when re-evaluating their network backbone technology options to ensure both short- and long-term network success.”

  1. Cloud: While classic LANs were originally designed to carry traffic between computers in a building or campus, today’s LAN must connect users to their software as-a-service (SaaS) applications running in the cloud. Unlike legacy systems, POL extends broadband Internet to LAN users by providing a superior connection experience to SaaS applications.
  1. Investment Protection: Cost is always a key consideration when determining the best technology and investment strategy. A lower-cost, future-ready medium, fiber LAN provides utility and ROI for many decades beyond what is feasible with copper LAN cabling. With less equipment and lower energy and cooling needs, POL is simpler to deploy and to maintain, delivering greater CapEx and OpEx savings. It also eliminates the need for telecom closets, enabling organizations to convert this extra space into more revenue-generating areas.
  1. Mobile Connectivity: Today’s advances in Wi-Fi, such as 802.11ax, not only carry more traffic than ever before, but also require networks to support a large number of users in a small area. Driven by this user demand and the significant influx of IoT applications, areas must also accommodate a growing number of connected devices, with each expected to guarantee superior accessibility. POL is an ideal match for these high-density scenarios as its level of connectivity meets the growing demand for mobile services and wireless technologies, and enables integration with a facility or campus wireless network infrastructure, including Wi-Fi and DAS, to ensure optimal results.
  1. Network Convergence: Organizations struggle to ensure scalability that accommodates changing bandwidth needs, as well as availability that keeps business going with no unplanned interruptions. POL’s ability to converge all services on one network provides unparalleled speed, reliability and future-proof scalability.
  2. Security: Protecting valuable data and assets is a growing concern for many organizations. The good news is POL reduces network points of vulnerability and has a proven track record of improving security for military agencies and government facilities. Unlike copper-based LANs, POL is not susceptible to electromagnetic interference, making it impossible to tap. In addition, it uses a centralized element management interface, which results in a reduction of human errors, and therefore, better security when performing everyday network configuration changes.

APOLAN members are among the most innovative players in the market in shaping the future of network connectivity. The survey was open to all Association members to provide insights into the key network and technology trends and topics relevant to today’s evolving market. For information visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/.

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology. Through its membership, which is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association helps designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use Passive Optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/

 

Twitter: @APOLANglobal

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3625305/

 

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ULTRAVISION DEPLOYS NAGRA’S CONAX GO LIVE MULTISCREEN SOLUTION IN MEXICO

  • Long-term Conax technology customer Ultravision extends its service portfolio with an IPTV multiscreen service for Android and iOS devices
  • The new service combines both domestic and international live TV channels, adding start-over and catch-up
  • Launch marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in Mexico

 

Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Phoenix, AZ – October 17, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announces the  launch of a secure multiscreen solution with pay-TV operator Ultravision, part of the Ultra Telecom group, in Mexico. The solution marks the first cloud deployment of the Conax GO Live solution in Mexico.

Ultravision’s new multiscreen service UltraTV, which is expected to launch this month, will enable its subscribers to watch the best linear pay-TV channels in Puebla, Mexico using their iOS or Android mobile devices. It will also offer advanced features like start-over, catch-up and trick-play with full Electronic Program Guide (EPG) functionality on linear TV channels enabling a 24/7 service.

“We wanted to launch an IPTV multiscreen service very fast, without the complexity,” said Patricio Zorrilla, CEO, Ultravision. “Cost-efficiency was also a key consideration in a low ARPU market like Mexico, and after evaluating different options, we decided to move forward with the Conax GO Live solution delivered as a service operating on Amazon Web Services (AWS), integrated with Conax Contego, our content security platform. It is the perfect extension enabling us to launch linear TV channels quickly and effortlessly on mobile consumer devices.”

Tom Wirth, Senior VP Sales, Americas, for NAGRA, added: “This deployment is yet another milestone for NAGRA in embracing the public cloud to provide off-the-shelf content security to pay-TV operators worldwide. It delivers all the key components of an end-to-end solution in a way that is fast to deploy, scales at the pace of customer growth, handles viewing peaks with ease and keeps content safe.”

NAGRA enables the new Ultravision’s service UltraTV with pre-integrated, best-of-breed partner technology to create an end-to-end IPTV multiscreen solution that was ready to deploy in less than 30 days. It includes a content management system and white-label apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. End-users can also cast their content to a TV screen using Google Cast or Apple AirPlay. Running on AWS, the Conax GO Live solution operates on the Conax Contego unified content security platform supporting major native DRMs.

Conax Contego is a highly flexible platform designed with operational efficiency and cost optimization in mind and supports all distribution network technologies, consumer devices and security clients from a unified management system. Conax Contego can be deployed on-site, from a private cloud or a public cloud, managed by the pay-TV operator or as a fully managed service.

 

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company supplies content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

 

ThinPrint Brings a New Dimension of High Availability Printing to Parallels Remote Application Server Users

DENVER and BERLIN, October 2, 2018 — ThinPrint, the leading endpoint print management provider, today announced its new integration capabilities with Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS, parallels.com/ras), to deliver a highly available printing experience for remote applications and desktops. The new Parallels RAS and ThinPrint combined solution enhances the end-user and IT administrator experience while improving employee productivity on any device connected to the virtual environment.

 

ThinPrint is a sophisticated, fast and highly secure print solution that enables IT administrators to enhance printing from Parallels RAS virtual desktop environments and applications. Parallels RAS empowers customers to access and run their virtual desktops, applications and files from any device – including iPad, iPhone, and Android tablet or phone using native touch gestures. Additionally, Parallels RAS makes virtual Windows applications and files seamlessly available to work with via a PC, Windows Surface, Mac, Chromebook, Linux, Raspberry Pi and any device with an HTML5 browser. Benefits include:

 

  • Enhanced performance: Parallels RAS and ThinPrint users take advantage of the highest quality printing and the most efficient remote application delivery and VDI with powerful automation and complete analytics.
  • Centralized management from a single pane of glass: Parallels RAS provides IT administrators a centralized dashboard, which can include seamless integration of ThinPrint for printing management, to significantly reduce the burden on IT administrators.
  • Reduce tasks for IT support: Virtual desktop and application delivery to any device is seamless with Parallels RAS and ThinPrint. Users have all their applications, services and printers always assigned with unified user interfaces and user self-service – even across diverse fleets of devices – dramatically reducing the need for helpdesk and IT support.
  • Business Continuity: Parallels RAS and ThinPrint empower users to easily access to the applications and services they need. ThinPrint’s print-specific monitoring helps ensure that any issues are addressed without interrupting operations or forcing IT to work outside of business hours.

 

ThinPrint is a key element for a successful remote application strategy. Industry priorities, such as GDPR, automation and business continuity are addressed through ThinPrint’s end-to-end encryption, easily customizable PowerShell Scripting and print-specific monitoring to ensure maximum availability.

 

“Printing continues to be an essential business function for our Parallels RAS customers,” said Giorgio Bonuccelli, department manager for Parallels RAS. “ThinPrint provides great printing capabilities that now easily integrate with Parallels RAS.”

 

“Together Parallels RAS and ThinPrint provide easy-to-use virtual applications and desktops with printing via any network-connected device in the secure digital workplace,” said Henning Volkmer, president of ThinPrint. “Any business looking to address cloud, security and mobility can benefit from Parallels RAS with integrated ThinPrint technology for a seamless printing experience.”

 

Parallels RAS dramatically simplifies and lowers costs of virtual desktop and application delivery for businesses and organizations in a wide range of industries — including healthcare, education, banking and finance, manufacturing, and public sector – via nearly any device or operating system.  Parallels RAS details, a live demo and free trial are available at parallels.com/ras. Technical insights of the joint solution can be found in this technical solution brief about Parallels RAS printing.

 

About ThinPrint

ThinPrint, with nearly 20 years of continuous development and internationally-patented ThinPrint technology, is the leading provider of endpoint print management. Whether printing from traditional PCs, mobile devices, thin clients, virtual desktops, or from the cloud, over 25,000 companies across all industries and of all sizes optimize their printing infrastructure and increase productivity thanks to ThinPrint.

 

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NAGRA and Samsung launch TVkey Cloud Internet-based Smart TV security for premium pay-TV

  • TVkey Cloud brings pay-TV services directly to Internet-connected Smart TVs without the need for any external device
  • TVkey Cloud enables instant service activation via the TV screen using a customized operator user interface based on standard HbbTV middleware and builds on the TVkey foundation for Enhanced Content Protection

Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Phoenix, Arizona – September 14, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, with Samsung Electronics, the market leader in home entertainment for over ten years, today announced the launch of TVkey Cloud, the next generation Enhanced Content Protection for Smart TVs equipped with market-proven TVkey hardware based root of trust.

 

TVkey Cloud builds upon the existing TVkey specification deployed in the market today. While the TVkey system using external USB dongles is the reference for “one way” broadcast pay-TV solutions, the increased availability of Internet-connected Smart TVs opens up exciting new possibilities to combine the security capabilities of the TVkey embedded hardware in the TV with sophisticated security management systems in the cloud.

 

TVkey Cloud is open to a wide ecosystem of industry players, including conditional access vendors and TV manufacturers, and complies with MovieLabs requirements for Enhanced Content Protection of 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and early release content. Samsung will launch the first TVkey Cloud in its 2019 lineup of Smart TVs.

“With TVkey Cloud, we are enabling impulse purchase of pay-TV content on any Samsung Smart TV without requiring any additional hardware, lowering the subscription costs and removing entry barriers,” said Maurice Van Riek, SVP Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “Consumers will be able to activate their pay-TV services instantly as part of the initial TV set-up, making it even easier than ever to access pay-TV services and enjoy their favorite programming on their new Samsung TV set. At the same time, it enables a no-CAPEX business model that gives service providers a cost-optimized path to a premium service.”

All new TVkey Cloud Smart TVs are fully compatible with TVkey USB dongles and will for the first time, allow consumers to immediately access premium broadcast content on their new Smart TV through a TV app with the ease of access as the established OTT service providers.

NAGRA’s IBC 2018 showcase will feature the complete line of NAGRA content value protection solutions and include the TVkey product line, NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services, and NexGuard watermarking, on stand, 1.C81, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization  of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

OpenTV Signature Edition enriches the Android TV user experience with world’s first multi-journey content discovery

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA – September 14, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced comprehensive support for Android TV with an end-to-end user experience ecosystem.

“Operating within an end-to-end TV framework like OpenTV Signature Edition, an Android TV-based solution offers pay-TV operators a compelling TV experience that engages consumers and drives active content monetization,” adds Holger Ippach, Senior Vice President, User Experience Product Unit for NAGRA. “We have been successfully embracing Android for mobile devices and tablets for years, and now with support for Android TV, we can help our customers benefit from everything it has to offer.”

Leveraging NAGRA’s comprehensive multi-device and multi-network service, device and app protection technologies, OpenTV Signature Edition, NAGRA’s ready-to-deploy, always evolved OTT TV ecosystem, offers an end-to-end solution framework that enables effective content and service monetization with Android TV.

OpenTV Signature Edition is designed to maximize content value, while optimizing the experience – not just for the viewer but also in deployment and operations. It delivers a unified, intuitive and seamless user experience across all screens through the world’s first multi-journey user interface that elegantly blends both traditional and modern navigation paths to linear and on-demand content, translating today’s fragmented content landscape into a unified and gratifying viewing experience.

NAGRA’s IBC 2018 showcase will feature the complete line of NAGRA user experience solutions and include OpenTV Signature Edition, on stand, 1.C81, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

NAGRA takes Android TV security to the next level with end-to-end content value protection ecosystem

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA – September 13, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced comprehensive support for Android TV with an end-to-end content value protection ecosystem.

Following a strong track record of successful Android TV deployments, including Euskaltel in Spain, Canal Digital in Norway, Linknet in Indonesia and SkyLife in Korea all benefiting from its advanced content security solution, NAGRA has now expanded the support for Android TV by leveraging its comprehensive end-to-end Content Value Protection ecosystem all driven from cloud.SSP, its cloud-enabled Security Services Platform.

“We have deployed secure Android multiscreen solutions for several years. NAGRA Connect’s unique capability to elegantly and pragmatically adapt to the device security infrastructure makes it a natural fit for the inherently diverse Android device ecosystem,” says Maurice Van Riek, Senior Vice President Content and Asset Security for NAGRA. “Today, service providers planning an Android TV deployment can leverage NAGRA’s complete, end-to-end ecosystem to guard against any type of threat and vulnerability.”

NAGRA Connect, the award-winning converged CAS/DRM client solution for connected set-top boxes and smart televisions, protecting broadcast, IPTV and operator-controlled OTT, leverages a unique adaptive security paradigm to protect any content, on any network and any device. NAGRA Connect complies with MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements for 4K Ultra HD content and leverages the MediaCAS API to elegantly blend into the Android TV client ecosystem, a feature broadly supported across the security clients of NAGRA and Conax product lines.

Combining NAGRA CONNECT’s multi-device, multi-network service, device and app protection technologies, NexGuard’s Hollywood-approved forensic marking techniques and a comprehensive suite of anti-piracy services, the cloud-enabled NAGRA Security Services Platform provides the industry’s most complete and robust security framework, including multi-DRM support, for service providers and content owners. It enables them to protect, mark, monitor and act against pirates to defend their revenues against theft.

NAGRA’s anti-piracy services address the entire intelligence-monitoring-identification-reaction flow and utilize scalable automated online detection powered by advanced forensic marking technologies and backed up by an extensive range of legal and technical shutdown mechanisms to quickly and decisively react to broadly protect the pay-TV service provider’s business.

When all these technologies and services are used together, NAGRA offers a holistic system that provides the ultimate protection for a TV service against loss of revenue and brand reputation, enriching the Android TV ecosystem with the highest level of content security in the market.

NAGRA’s IBC 2018 showcase will feature the complete line of NAGRA content value protection solutions and include the NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services and NexGuard watermarking, on stand, 1.C81, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

 

NAGRA’s Conax Contego content protection supports Cignal TV’s strong momentum in the Philippines

  • Cignal TV Inc., the number one pay-TV provider in the Philippines, reaches two million subscribers
  • Cignal TV deployed Conax cardless content protection in September 2015 for complete protection of new SD, HD and hybrid services

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix (AZ), USA – September 13, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Cignal TV Inc., the leading pay-TV provider in the Philippines, has reached two million subscribers. Cignal TVs next generation platform delivers multiple format TV and hybrid services on a range of set-top-boxes.

“A pay-TV service can only be successful if its content assets are secure,” said Jane Basas, CEO of Cignal TV.” When we first launched our new platform, we chose Conax technologies because we were confident they would deliver – and they did not disappoint. Now, just two years later, we have reached the two million subscriber mark, and could not be more excited for what’s to come. We wish to thank the Conax and now NAGRA teams for their ongoing support and commitment to our growth and success.”

“We congratulate Cignal TV in reaching a significant milestone and one that demonstrates the growing popularity of its service and content with viewers in the Philippines,” said Stéphane Le Dréau, SVP Sales APAC at NAGRA. “We are also proud to be the content security provider for those services and ensure the continued integrity and growth of the Cignal TV service for years to come.”

Cignal TV deployed the Conax cardless solution based on the highly flexible, robust Conax Contego unified security back-end. Conax Contego is developed for seamless support and integration of all major distribution technologies and formats including UHD/4K, smart cards, cardless, next generation IPTV security, advanced multi-DRM / OTT services and new hybrid network combinations. Both Conax solutions are now part of the NAGRA content protection portfolio of advanced and off-the-shelf security solutions.

NAGRA’s IBC 2018 showcase will feature the complete line of NAGRA content value protection solutions and include the Conax product line, NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services, and NexGuard watermarking, on stand, 1.C81, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV service providers worldwide secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

 

ThinPrint Cloud Services Unveils Perfect Printing Solution for Coworking Spaces and Universities

The latest ezeep update ensures automatic printing to any authorized printer without admins having to get involved

 

DENVER and BERLIN, September 13, 2018 ThinPrint Cloud Services, a subsidiary of the endpoint print management expert ThinPrint, today released the newest version of ezeep, the leading printing solution for coworking spaces and universities. RFID-based printing is now fully integrated into ezeep, making it the ideal solution in markets where users share multiple printers. In addition to this highly user-friendly set up, the new updates eliminate the need for IT administrators to spend time on printer assignments or printer driver management.

 

Printing in coworking spaces or universities has historically been challenging for both users and IT administrators. Users are tasked with selecting and gaining access to the correct printer and clicking through widely-varying user interfaces, while admins are burdened with assigning the correct printers to the users, as well as managing printer drivers.

 

The new version of ezeep eliminates the need for users to have to choose among several printers on a list. Instead, they simply select the virtual ezeep printer, go to the printer they find most convenient and initiate the printout by holding any RFID card against the RFID scanner connected to it. A fitness club ID can be used just as easily as an employee or library card. The only requirement being that the card must be RFID-enabled. In addition to simplifying the process, ezeep now ensures unauthorized persons cannot accidentally or intentionally take a printout from the printer.

 

On the management side, ezeep enables IT administrators to no longer have to assign printers to users, need to know which users work near which printer or which device they prefer to print from. Due to one cloud-based printer driver, there is no need to install and update printer drivers for each machine or device.

 

“One printer driver, no printer assignment, no clicking through countless printer properties… printing with ezeep is incredibly easy – both for administrators and users,” said Christoph Hammer, CEO of ThinPrint Cloud Services Inc. “This comes with other benefits, such as avoiding

 

unnecessary and expensive uncollected printouts and the certainty that printouts can never fall into the wrong hands at the printer. This is a highly-valuable advantage, especially in institutions such as coworking spaces or universities with many users.”

 

The ezeep cloud-based printing solution with RFID-based printing can be tested free of charge and without any obligation for 30 days and 10 users, including free support from the ezeep team. Alternatively, interested parties can get a first impression of the solution with a demo interface.

 

Additional information can be found on the ThinPrint Cloud Services press page at https://press.thinprintcloud.com/en

 

A free 30-day demo account for 10 users can be set up easily at: https://www.ezeep.com/demo/

 

 

About ThinPrint Cloud Services, Inc.

ThinPrint Cloud Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of ThinPrint, the leading provider of print management software and services for businesses. We focus on providing cloud enabled print and print management solutions to individuals, coworking spaces, educational institutions and other organizations.

 

With ezeep and ezeep Dash, our customers drastically reduce the administration of their print infrastructure and print users by leaving all the time intensive tasks to us. In addition, they benefit from advanced features like print quotas, automated per-page billing, secure release printing, Wi-Fi printing to any printer from mobile devices, remote printing and self-service portals.For more information, please visit: www.ezeep.com.

 

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NAGRA LAUNCHES NEXGUARD QUICKMARK WATERMARKING SOLUTION TO COMBAT PIRACY OF PREMIUM LIVE SPORTS

QuickMark subscriber-level watermarking solution now offered

globally as part of NAGRA’s powerful suite of Anti-Piracy Services

Cheseaux, Switzerland, and Phoenix, AZ – September 10, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced the launch of NexGuard QuickMark, a subscriber-level watermarking solution to fight piracy of premium live sports on open devices.

 

While premium live sports are a key growth driver for legitimate pay-TV service providers, they are also a fast-growing target for pirates who are starting to use open client devices, such as laptops and tablets, as a video source for their pirate services. In this new and growing piracy environment, legitimate service providers require effective anti-piracy solutions and tools, and subscriber-level watermarking is recognized as highly effective, when combined with a secure player.

“The key to combatting OTT piracy of live sport events is to identify its source and shut it down quickly,” said Harrie Tholen, VP of Sales, NAGRA Anti-Piracy & NexGuard NAGRA. “NexGuard QuickMark is a watermarking solution for open client devices, that, when combined with a secure player, gives service providers and content owners the ability to detect which subscriber is re-streaming their live sports event and put a stop to it in real-time. It’s a must-have in their anti-piracy toolset.”

 

NexGuard QuickMark complements the existing NexGuard watermarking solution for set-top-boxes and is part of NAGRA’s suite of anti-piracy services. Its detection capabilities enable near real-time identification of the subscriber at the source of the piracy and the appropriate action to stop it. Using state-of-the-art content identification technologies such as real-time fingerprinting, NAGRA can capture pirate streams from the internet, social media and illicit streaming devices, and feed them into the QuickMark detection platform via an automated interface. As a dynamic client-side solution, NexGuard QuickMark does not require any modifications to the encoding, DRM or CDN systems.

 

NexGuard QuickMark enables a highly secure and robust implementation. It is integrated with the NAGRA OpenTV Player, a secure player for the delivery of premium content services on open client devices, and other third-party players. NexGuard QuickMark will be available to premium sports service providers in late 2018.

 

NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services, NexGuard watermarking and content value protection solutions will be on display on NAGRA stand, 1.C81, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, from September 14-18, 2018. For more information on NAGRA’s IBC presence, please visit dtv.nagra.com/ibc.

About NAGRA

NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.