Cortado Simplifies ThinPrint Licensing Model for Channel Partners and Customers

Cortado makes work for ThinPrint channel partners easier with solely user-based licenses and a clearer product policy

(Berlin/Denver, 28 February 2014) Cortado, globally leading expert for print optimization with its solution ThinPrint, has fundamentally revised its licensing model with the new ThinPrint version 10. Cortado now requires only user-based licenses for the ThinPrint Engine. Server licenses have been phased out and Cortado’s Host Integration Service, Print Management Center, and Connected Gateway have been integrated into the premium version. This restructuring has made quote preparation radically more simple for channel partners. In addition to standard and premium licenses, an annual, user-based rental model is offered too. Additionally an annual, user-based rental model is offered. Most important, the benefits of ThinPrint can now be enjoyed in any environment without additional costs. Thus, users who have only used ThinPrint in their terminal server session can now enjoy the benefits of the V-Layer with their local Windows, too.

“With our new licensing model, we are significantly simplifying the work for our channel partners. All they need to know for their quote is the number of users, whether our premium functions are needed, and whether the customer wants to buy or rent,” said Dirk Löwenberg, sales director at Cortado. “This allows our partners to complete their projects faster and more efficiently.”

In addition to the licensing model, license management has also been greatly simplified. In the new ThinPrint Engine 10, all licenses are activated and managed conveniently through a central license server. Thanks to a clearly laid out HTML5 management console, IT officers have all important license information at their fingertips anytime and anywhere – whether it’s the number of currently assigned or free licenses or upcoming expiration dates for licenses.

Another benefit of the new licensing for ThinPrint customers is that they can use as many servers as they like without affecting the price of the ThinPrint licensing and without the added effort of managing licenses.

The ThinPrint Engine 10 is now available. User licenses start at $18.85.

More information about the new licensing model is available in a flyer at www.thinprint.com/licensing

This press release and images are available online and may be downloaded at www.cortado.com/press.

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.

ThinPrint 10: Virtual Printing Meets Physical Desktops

New version optimizes printing for all network infrastructures, regardless of equipment

(BERLIN/DENVER, February 26, 2014) Cortado, the leading provider of solutions for virtual, mobile, and client printing, today extends the benefits of its ThinPrint line to all employees in enterprises with the launch of ThinPrint Engine 10. With its new ThinShare technology, users with physical desktops such as PCs and laptops can now benefit from compression and standardized printing, regardless if via Wi-Fi or in branch offices. Cortado also responded to the increased importance of Macs in the enterprise with a native Mac client. Furthermore, version 10 combines the stability of a solution with 15 years of experience with numerous other improvements and innovative features, such as its own font management and a centralized license server.

The overcomplicated use of different printers, as well as slow and incorrect printing are a nuisance for everyone involved. Employees are interrupted in their work and IT spends too much time dealing with decentralized administration of printing environments and printer drivers. The resulting costs for a company are often immense.

ThinPrint, with more than 20,000 customers in over 116 countries, has been an essential player in print management for many years. This includes Citrix, VMware and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services environments. ThinPrint Engine 10 extends the range of scenarios to physical desktops with local applications and reliably supports IT departments, users and enterprises in all potential scenarios and environment sizes.

A major innovation in version 10 is Cortado’s ThinShare technology, which ensures that print jobs are fully compressed without any additional software installation required. A virtual driver, the ThinPrint Output Gateway, is used to keep desktops free from printer drivers. In addition, employees benefit from a uniform GUI for all printers, regardless of manufacturer. This includes the most popular add-on features, such as hole-punching or binding. As a result, cost savings arise from the reduced burden on helpdesks and user productivity increases. For additional cost savings, IT can centrally preset default low-cost printer settings, such as black & white and duplex printing.

Print job tracking and comprehensive reporting is also included for the IT department in order to further optimize the printer environment. For example, the print load can be better distributed among existing printers in the company. In addition to the proved and patented ThinPrint features, a new font management ensures even greater performance and quality of printing results. No longer are entire fonts, often with 22-25 MB of data, transferred. Instead, just the individual characters that are actually needed for the specific print job are transmitted.

ThinShare can also be used to pursue print server consolidation. Thanks to ThinShare’s ability to provide the highest-possible levels of compression, print jobs can be efficiently handled via central print servers rather than directly at branch offices. Also, when printing via the Wi-Fi network, print data is reduced by up to 98 percent. This is a major solution for such a common cause of bottlenecks in many organizations.

“ThinPrint Engine 10 is a real milestone. As the leading solution in the field of virtual printing, we are pleased that our 15 years of experience now benefit users of physical desktops, including those working with laptops in Wi-Fi networks,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint, at Cortado. “Introducing standardized printing with its immense cost-saving potential, without turning the IT environment on its head or installing software on individual machines, is particularly beneficial for our existing customers as well as entirely new customer groups.”

ThinPrint Engine 10 comes with a new, simple licensing model that offers completely user-based licensing. Annual user licenses are also available in addition to premium versions including enhanced components such as the ThinPrint Management Center, Host Integration Service and Connected Gateway. User licenses are available from just $18.85.

ThinPrint Engine 10 can be downloaded and tested for 30 days with no obligation at: www.thinprint.com/10-demo

An overview of all the new features can also be found at www.thinprint.com/whatsnew.

This press release and images are available online and may be downloaded at www.cortado.com/press.

 About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.

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Mosaik Solutions Expands its Coverage Mapping Services with CellMaps Global Roaming

Interactive, online coverage mapping service helps operators and MVNOs easily communicate the reach of their global roaming networks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and BARCELONA, Spain – Feb. 25, 2014 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the launch of CellMaps Global Roaming. The new platform enables mobile operators and MVNOs to deploy interactive, online coverage maps that clearly communicate where end users have mobile services worldwide. The tailored and easy-to-use self-service solution helps mobile operators better manage subscriber global roaming coverage expectations and enhances marketing initiatives to acquire and retain more customers.

With CellMaps Global Roaming, clients can search and select their roaming partners, build coverage maps and update the interactive map on their website. The service leverages the largest, most up-to-date and comprehensive mobile network coverage database in the world, which is unmatched in today’s global business marketplace. This frequently updated database includes more than 900 mobile operators and exceeds 1,500 coverage patterns, assuring the most accurate intelligence is available to users.

“For 25 years, we have been committed to developing trusted solutions that address the targeted needs of the mobile industry,” said Bryan Darr, founder and CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “CellMaps Global Roaming is a prime example of this, showcasing how we support roaming professionals, improve marketing efforts and reduce churn for mobile operators and MVNOs worldwide.”

Mosaik Solutions also released its 2014 Worldwide Mobile Coverage infographic that visualizes the depth and reach of its global network coverage data. This snapshot of the world’s mobile landscape includes the reach of commercial networks, LTE deployments by country and worldwide coverage statistics. The infographic can be downloaded here: http://www.mosaik.com/2014-worldwide-mobile-coverage/

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive telecom network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, we empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. We also help our clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions.

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Cortado Launches ThinShare to Free Up Wi-Fi Capacity

New ThinPrint technology solves bandwidth problems when printing

(DENVER, February 20, 2014) Cortado, developer of the leading virtual printing solution, ThinPrint, announces its groundbreaking new ThinShare technology that uses up to 98 percent less bandwidth when printing on Wi-Fi networks. Companies can take advantage of this feature with Cortado’s ThinPrint Engine 10, due to be released at the end of February.

Today, virtually every business relies on Wi-Fi. The more users logging on via their laptops, tablets or smartphones, the greater the risk of bandwidth bottlenecks. Aside from transmitting files, the greatest challenge facing bandwidth is printing. Since the file size of a print job is often a multiple of the original, available bandwidth is significantly reduced. For example, when printing a 1 MB PDF file, a print file size of up to 50 MB may be generated. As a result, all processes dependent on Wi-Fi run slower and are prone to instability, limiting productivity for all employees involved.

The solution to this widespread problem is finally available with the new ThinPrint Engine 10. The ThinShare technology developed with the new version compresses all print jobs transmitted via Wi-Fi to the print server. Print data is reduced by up to 98 percent, ultimately allowing a more stable, efficient and robust Wi-Fi network. More users can work simultaneously in the network without encountering the common issues associated with limited bandwidth.

“With ThinShare, administrators can solve all their bandwidth problems in their Wi-Fi networks for less than $20 per user. Additional bandwidth, routers or restrictions for users are not necessary,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint at Cortado, “This is just one of countless innovative features and technologies that we are implementing with the new ThinPrint Engine 10.”

Further advantages for office printing available with the ThinPrint Engine 10 include: a common print dialog making printing easier than ever for users and reducing the burden on help desk staff. Centralized driver management ensures that all PCs are kept free of printer drivers. This allows printer properties to be centrally managed and adjusted enabling default duplex printing. Furthermore, printing activities can be evaluated thanks to tracking features.

ThinPrint Engine 10 will be released at the end of February 2014. Annual user licenses are available from just $18.85.

More information on better printing in Wi-Fi networks with ThinPrint can be found at www.thinprint.com/Wifi

This press release and images are available online and may be downloaded at www.cortado.com/press.

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.

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BitTitan Delivers First Cloud-Based Email Migration Solution to Easily Archive Mailboxes to Amazon S3

BitTitan’s MigrationWiz enables automated migration of old or dormant mailboxes to the Amazon cloud while maintaining control and access to content

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Feb. 18, 2014 – BitTitan, the IT change automation expert for cloud-based migration and onboarding, today announced that its email migration solution, MigrationWiz, is the first to enable quick and easy automated archiving of old or dormant Exchange and Office 365 mailboxes to Amazon S3 (Simple Storage System) cloud storage. Users can now take advantage of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) inexpensive and reliable storage, while maintaining control and easy access to archived information for later use.

“When migrating to the cloud, why pay expensive Office 365 licenses for email accounts of employees that are no longer with your company?” said Geeman Yip, CEO of BitTitan. “BitTitan’s MigrationWiz is the only option to deliver quick and easy migration to Amazon S3, enabling customers to stay current with today’s trends, eliminate the hassle of migration and maintain strong control over their content.” 

With BitTitan, the data remains under the customer’s control in their Amazon S3 account. IT administrators can view the emails in their Amazon Web Console, or within BitTitan’s MigrationWiz custom viewer, available through the administrator’s MigrationWiz account dashboard.  In addition, mailboxes that have been archived to an Amazon S3 account by MigrationWiz, can be restored to an active email account at any time by performing a second migration. 

BitTitan’s MigrationWiz provides the ability to take advantage of the latest cloud-based services, such as Amazon S3. MigrationWiz is a fully automated cloud-based solution that can be accessed at anytime from anywhere to perform a seamless mailbox migration on demand. Without the inconvenience of additional hardware or software to install, this technology enables users to sign-up, configure and initiate a migration in a matter of minutes with no prior experience.

MigrationWiz is available direct to businesses, as well as from partners and resellers. The MigrationWiz service costs just 5 cents to archive a 10,000-item mailbox to Amazon S3. For more information about MigrationWiz, or to start a free migration project, visit http://www.BitTitan.com

About BitTitan:

BitTitan is the IT change automation expert that delivers end-to-end solutions for migration and onboarding challenges. Unlike competitive solutions, BitTitan removes barriers to change, including complexity, risk, cost and time constraints. With IT change automation, users can be current, have a choice, maintain control and eliminate chaos. Its globally recognized products, MigrationWiz™, UserActivation™ and SmtpLogic™, deliver tailored solutions for today’s challenges, such as Office 365 onboarding and email migration. The credible, safe and trusted choice for both direct and partner channels, BitTitan has migrated more than 1 million mailboxes to the cloud in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.BitTitan.com.

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Cortado Enhances Mobile Productivity with Updated Solution for iOS 7

Cortado Workplace 7 sets new standards for file sharing and handling

(BERLIN/DENVER, February 12, 2014) Cortado, leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions, offers an optimized version of its free productivity app, Cortado Workplace, for iOS 7. Cortado Workplace 7 includes an entirely revised file management concept in addition to a completely new usability and design approach.

The move to iOS 7 is continuing at a rapid pace. According to data from Apple developer support, 82 percent of the devices used in the App Store already use the new operating system.

To complement Apple’s latest operating system, Cortado has completely redesigned its free cloud storage and productivity app Cortado Workplace. Most importantly, the design and the user interface are fully harmonized with iOS 7. Any design elements lacking functionality have been completely eliminated in favor of the main features: mobile management, sharing, and printing for files and documents.

Cortado Workplace 7’s file management concept has been significantly improved and made far more intuitive for users, making finding their way through the app easier than ever. Among the new features is an Inbox, allowing users instant access to all downloaded files. Also, the redesigned search function makes working with the app far easier.

“iOS 7 has clearly set new standards in terms of design and usability,” said Carsten Mickeleit, CEO of Cortado. “Our goal for Cortado Workplace 7 was to completely redesign our app and to fully implement the iOS 7 approach without losing the focus on functionality.”

For further information on Cortado Workplace 7, visit http://www.cortado.com/workplace7.

The app is available for iPad and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. It will be available for other platforms soon.

Cortado Corporate Server 7, the on premise solution that implements enterprise mobility for businesses, already supports all iOS 7 business features. A free demo version is available at www.cortado.com/ccs7-demo.

This press release and the press photo are available online and ready for download: www.cortado.com/press.

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg 2013”.