“Simply Better Printing – in Any IT Environment”
ThinPrint is continually revolutionizing the world of printing with a perfect balance of technological growth and ever improving printing features. To guarantee the highest levels of quality, we rely on the feedback of over 25,000 enterprise customers.
ThinPrint technology is based upon more than a decade of experience and has proven itself with tens of thousands of companies – regardless of their sector, size, region or even their existing IT infrastructure. The print system significantly eases the strain on the IT department and considerably increases performance, optimally supports printing, and enables lucrative cost savings in any environment.
Printing is one of the most expensive IT components in general – and not only because of paper and toner costs. At present, there are about 10,000 different printer drivers. But even that isn’t enough. print methods and print applications are expected of IT administrators and users, which further increase the administration and support effort. Administrators no long have to worry about print-related help desk calls or driver conflicts. Printing has never been so simple and convenient to support.
In addition to constantly growing data traffic, massive streams of print data often put a strain on the corporate network. In order to avoid bottlenecks, compression of the print data is indispensable. With ThinPrint’s adaptive compression, companies can reduce their print data volume by up to 98%. Since the bandwidth for printing can be limited for each connection or branch office, print data can never exceed the specified bandwidth, not even when a lot of employees print large documents at the same time. The results are fast printouts and substantially less strain on the entire corporate network.
ThinPrint processes all print jobs through a central print server. This takes the strain off the application servers and virtual desktops and guarantees that printing doesn’t constrain other processes within the IT infrastructure. Thanks to server consolidation, companies can drastically reduce their hardware and operating costs and better utilize their existing IT resources.
The ThinPrint Tracking Service monitors the entire print environment and records company-wide printing activities. This component allows you to match up print jobs and paper use to individual printers and user groups. Companies can determine the main cause of high print costs and identify corresponding savings potential in a clear, graphical design.
Every print job is a potential security risk for companies. That’s why ThinPrint sends print data SSL-encrypted and in this way always reliably protects sensitive business documents. This allows companies to save on expensive VPN connections for branch and home offices. Using printers with integrated ThinPrint technology even guarantees powerful end-to-end encryption.
The ThinPrint Connection Service ensures that all print jobs are delivered securely – even when connections drop out. Local printers at home offices can be integrated into the corporate network just as easily. Features such as the adaptive ThinPrint compression or automatic printer mapping always deliver high-performance printing to employees anywhere by remote access.
ThinPrint optimally supports these flexible work styles with mobile printing and true cloud printing. Regardless of whether employees access desktops and corporate data from an iPad via a Citrix session or from an Android smartphone with desktop sharing software or whether they want to print documents from smartphones and tablets to a user-defined printer model – ThinPrint always ensures the mobility, ease and flexibility of printing.
One particular advantage of the ThinPrint technology is its broad hardware support. Over 80% of thin clients on the market already support ThinPrint. Well-known printer and print server manufacturers have also integrated the ThinPrint client software into their hardware. Such printers can be addressed as network printers without additional administration effort and thus allow direct processing of the highly compressed ThinPrint print data.
Many companies use Microsoft Remote Desktop Services or Citrix XenApp to access enterprise applications such as ERP, PPS or CRM systems. ThinPrint Host Integration Service integrates externally generated print streams (such as batch printing, SAP print jobs) smoothly into Citrix XenApp or Microsoft Remote Desktop Service environments and guarantees secure transmission over the ICA/HDX or RDP channel.
Multi-function printers, which save employees from manually finishing printouts, are a great help. However, many virtualization solutions don’t support finishing options at all; only basic print functions are displayed to the users. With ThinPrint’s virtual printer driver – the ThinPrint Output Gateway – finishing options can be used conveniently in any IT environment. In a standardized and clearly laid out print dialog box, employees can easily find the finishing options hole-punch, staples and binding.