New ThinShare technology eliminates branch office print servers and reduces associated costs
(BERLIN/DENVER, March 04, 2014) Cortado, the world’s leading expert on printer virtualization with its ThinPrint solution, now enables consolidation of costly print servers with its new ThinShare technology. ThinPrint Engine 10, which includes ThinShare, is the first solution to ensure compression rates of up to 98 percent for all printing scenarios. This includes printing from a physical desktop to a central print server. By reducing the amounts of data while providing the highest level of performance with ThinPrint, print servers in branch offices can now be eliminated.
More and more companies are attempting to centralize their servers. The advantages are obvious: IT expertise needs only be concentrated in one location and the savings from hardware, operational costs and licenses are substantial. However, it has been extremely difficult to eliminate print servers in branch offices. The reason being that when printing from local applications in branch offices, huge amounts of data must be transferred from desktops to the print server at the headquarters. The consequences are slow printing, lower application performance levels and increased network instability. This results in a significant lack of user acceptance and ultimately, a failure in centralizing print servers.
A remedy is now available thanks to the ThinShare technology included in Cortado’s new ThinPrint Engine 10. With ThinShare, print data is compressed by up to 98 percent directly from the desktop and right through to the central print server. This is even possible without software being installed on the desktops, making the solution both easy and quick to implement. Compression of data returned from the central print server has already been possible with previous ThinPrint versions. The same applies for the fastest printing speeds guaranteed by features such as SpeedCache and the streaming of print jobs. With this combination, print servers can now easily be eliminated from branch offices. Enterprises save not only on hardware, but also on licensing, operating and personal costs associated with the decentralized management of infrastructure.
“With ThinShare, ThinPrint generates significant cost savings as well as enormous improvements in terms of network stability, flexibility and management,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint at Cortado. “Because we now compress over the entire print process, it is irrelevant whether print jobs are initiated from a remote application at the headquarters, a hosted special application in a branch office or locally from your PC. Hardware and IT expertise is no longer necessary for smooth printing in branch offices.”
User licenses for ThinPrint Engine 10 are available from just $18.85. A free 30-day demo is available at: www.thinprint.com/10-demo
Further information on print server consolidation with ThinPrint can be found here: www.thinprint.com/printserverconsolidation
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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”.