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

This press release and images are available online and may be downloaded at

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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