ThinPrint Provides Optimized Printing Support for New Use Cases with VMware Horizon 6

Cortado’s ThinPrint Engine solution ideal for printing with desktop and RDSH

(Berlin/Denver, August 25, 2014) At the VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco, Cortado, maker of the leading print solution ThinPrint and longtime OEM partner of VMware, announces complete printing support of VMware Horizon 6. Version 10 of the ThinPrint Engine, which was released this year, adds to the OEM solution with functions like ThinShare for print data compression in all printing paths, and the virtual print driver, ThinPrint Output Gateway for driver-free printing, even in Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) environments.

VMware recently released VMware Horizon™ 6 (with View), a complete desktops and application virtualization solution. With Horizon™ 6, VMware now supports the delivery of virtual desktops alongside RDSH (formerly Microsoft Terminal Server) and published applications.

Cortado has been an OEM partner of VMware for six years. ThinPrint Engine 10 supports the VMware Horizon™ 6 release with an optimized print solution that provides printing support for virtual desktops, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) remote apps, software as a service (SaaS) apps and much more.

With ThinPrint Engine, it is possible to keep the virtual desktops and RDS hosted applications, as well as the physical workstations completely free of printer drivers, and to provide end users with an interface for all printers regardless of the manufacturer. This is extremely useful when, for example, virtual desktops/applications are used together with thin clients and local or network printers.

Challenges in virtual environments are often presented by the high volume of data passed across the network when printing. ThinPrint solves this by dramatically compressing print data up to 98 percent. At the same time, printing performance is improved with functions like ThinPrint SpeedCache, support for advanced printing options– including finishing, and font management. The ThinPrint Engine is particularly easy for IT to implement because, it is already partially integrated.

“With Horizon 6, VMware has released a comprehensive solution that addresses new use cases for customers. Cortado has over 15 years of experience in this area — and we know that printing is a requirement for user acceptance and is critical for the success of many desktop and application virtualization projects,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint at Cortado AG. “As the leading solution in the field of virtual printing with more than 20,000 enterprise customers, we are clearly the best possible complement to VMware Horizon 6.”

The ThinPrint Engine 10 can be tested for 30 days without obligation:

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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 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

VMware and VMware Horizon™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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