BERLIN -- Companies with virtualization strategies can utilize resources more efficiently, simplify the system administration, and make applications or desktops centrally available for PCs or thin clients. Virtualization becomes problematic with printing: All printer drivers in use must be made available to every desktop and must be updated. A remedy to this is the printer virtualization layer developed by ThinPrint, which the company will present at CeBIT.
The solution provides for smooth communication between the operating system and printer hardware and makes it unnecessary to install printer drivers at different locations in the network. Another benefit: the installation of printers for home users or branch offices does not require the attention of the data center administrators. The printer virtualization layer can be used in connection with all the important virtualization solutions from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. It can be installed both directly on the desktop and centrally on the Windows print server. The solution functions with thin clients and PCs, with local or network printers, and supports all interfaces. The .print client uses ThinPrint's own extremely high compression of print data (up to 95 percent of original size), relieving the load from being connected to branch offices.
Companies also benefit from ThinPrint .print's proven features for SSL encryption of print data, print job tracking, connection-oriented bandwidth control, and integration of the print output of host systems.
Charlotte Knzell, General Manager at ThinPrint states: "A virtualized environment can only be efficient when a professional solution for printing is also used. As partners of VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, we are on the leading edge of technology and we think our chances are good to become as well-known in the virtualization market as we are in our traditional business field of server-based computing."