At the VMworld conference in Barcelona, Cortado AG introduces the next
generation of its worldwide leading print solution, ThinPrint. The ThinPrint
Engine 9.0, available at the end of the year, will support Windows Server 2012.
It also delivers features, including bandwidth control, compression, and its
virtual driver, which are necessary for efficient printing results in the
growing number of virtual desktop integration (VDI) projects and with Microsoft
Remote Desktop printing.
According to the results of a Cortado survey of 350 visitors
to this year's VMworld in San Francisco in August, almost 31 percent of
companies anticipate printing problems when using VDI. Approximately 11 percent
of those are already looking for a suitable solution to the printing problems.
With this new version of ThinPrint Engine, Cortado AG provides all functions
needed for printing.
The ThinPrint Server Engine is installed on central print
servers and, with its V-Layer™ technology, minimizes the effort of
administrating printer drivers, while fully supporting all print options. In
addition to now supporting Windows Server 2012, it also includes
connection-oriented bandwidth control and adaptive compression. This eliminates
network overload and ensures fast printing.
The ThinPrint Engine works with virtual or actual desktops as
well as mobile devices, such as the iPad, and can also be used in BYOD
projects. In addition, it supports all current protocols and operating systems
as well as any printer and can be used anywhere on any device. It also enables
cloud printing and Cortado's pull printing solution "Personal Printing" for
secure, user-authenticated printing.
The core technology of the solution has already been
integrated as standard in VMware View, Fusion, Player and Workstation. A free
trial of the advanced solution that enables the use of central print servers can
be downloaded at www.thinprint.com/serverengine.
"More than 3.5 million users in over 15,000 companies use our
solutions to print efficiently and cost-effectively," said Carsten Mickeleit,
CEO of Cortado AG. "Especially in virtualized environments, the centralization
of the printing processes and the minimization of administrative effort will be
significant factors for the success of VDI projects."