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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