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PrinterLogic Introduces the Ability to Eliminate Print Servers in Linux Environments
PrinterLogic, the leading Enterprise Printer Management solution, today announced the availability of its software for Linux environments, bringing simplified printer management, migration, and deployment of printers to all organizations using Linux. PrinterLogic’s Linux client enables seamless printing for thick & thin client end-point devices while eliminating the need for costly printer mapping and management tools.
“The benefits of Linux environments are many, but printing in these environments is a constant source of headaches for IT staff,” said Devin Anderson, Vice President of Product Management of PrinterLogic. “Until now, enterprises looking to simplify printing in Linux environments had to resort to costly solutions that required a license for each desktop. For many organizations, this was simply cost prohibitive.”


With the introduction of PrinterLogic’s Linux client, enterprises now have a single integrated printer management platform delivered as an easy-to-use, on-premise web application. PrinterLogic automates the complex printer mapping required in these environments, while centralizing printer management, providing in-depth reporting, and dramatically reducing costs.


When setting up printing for Citrix & VMware sessions with Linux desktops, both Citrix & VMware suggest using a print server and creating session printers in the session. However, Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and scripts are difficult to use in these environments because the GPOs and scripts are not aware of the remote end-points connecting to the session. As a result, most Linux-based organizations end up using costly printer mapping tools.


PrinterLogic eliminates the need for – and the high cost of – these tools by eliminating print servers altogether. PrinterLogic replaces all the functionality that print servers used to provide while adding many new features like pull printing and mobile printing that enable enterprise IT staff to simplify printer management and provisioning.


Benefits Include:


  • Automated Printer Mapping & Management - PrinterLogic automates the ability to deploy printers to Linux desktops. When a Linux user connects to a remote session, the printers on that device will automatically be created in that session.
  • Self-Service Portal - Now Linux users can take advantage of the simplicity of PrinterLogic’s self-service portal, which enables users to easily identify, install and print to the closest printer in just a few clicks.
  • Centralized Printer Management - With PrinterLogic you can now centrally manage all of your organization’s printers from a single web-based administrative console. Create or modify printers settings (driver, port, name, duplex option, etc.) and have changes automatically made across all Linux desktops.


Organizations interested in a demo of PrinterLogic’s Linux client, or a free trial of PrinterLogic’s complete platform, can contact PrinterLogic here.

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015 6:30 AM by David Marshall
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