ThinPrint Ensures High Availability When Printing

The software solution ThinPrint 11 offers reliable and failsafe printing both on server and client sides

ThinPrint, provider of the world’s leading print management software, is turning its focus to high availability printing in its latest version, ThinPrint 11. The new ThinPrint Engine resolves one of the major issues resulting from the introduction of Windows Server 2012.

Printing is still a decisive factor for many business processes. All the more worrying, is that since Windows Server 2012 and the loss of print server clustering, an important safeguard is absent. With Microsoft Hyper-V as Microsoft’s solution for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016, customers are only protected against hardware failures. Hardware, however, only accounts for a small fraction of printing errors. As a result, businesses suffer longer than necessary downtime and a loss of productivity with common printing errors. This includes printer driver conflicts, connection problems and slowly reacting spoolers. Hyper-V also offers no solution for load balancing printers.

Help is available with ThinPrint 11. In addition to existing features for fully optimized printing, the new version provides high availability. ThinPrint 11 offers both failover and load balancing, for the server and client side, within a single, easily integrated and managed product. ThinPrint delivers a comprehensive solution, and one that customers can easily implement.

ThinPrint 11’s new features in detail include:

Failsafe Servers: With ThinPrint 11, IT can group two or more servers together. If one server fails then another server from the group automatically takes over the print process, ensuring users can continue to print.

Load Balancing for Servers: Users are dynamically distributed among the print servers in a group, resulting in far higher performance. Complicated assignment of which printer should map back to which server is no longer necessary.

Flexible Server Maintenance: The IT department can place print servers into maintenance mode. Without any users being affected, printers are automatically connected to another print server in the background. Nightshifts for IT administrators are no longer necessary, as they can carry out maintenance work during standard working hours, without any interruption to users and printing.

Client Reliability: If a ThinPrint Client fails, another ThinPrint Client with the same configuration automatically replaces it.

Client Load Balancing: ThinPrint Clients with identical configuration can also be used on the client side for load balancing. This measure also contributes to achieving the highest performance levels.

“Printing remains for many companies a very important component of their business processes,” said Thorsten Hesse, chief product officer at ThinPrint. “This year, we are firmly placing the focus on high availability, failover and load balancing, for both server and clients, all together in one easy-to-implement product. High availability for printing has never been this wide-ranging and easy.”

ThinPrint 11 will be available in the third quarter.

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Never lose printing functionally again: ThinPrint 11 ensures high availability when printing
Never lose printing functionally again: ThinPrint 11 ensures high availability when printing
About ThinPrint GmbH

Networks are becoming more complex and heterogeneous and end devices more differentiated – whether remote and virtual desktops, PCs, Macs, iOS or Android devices, Chromebooks, thin or zero clients, branch offices, home workstations, whether cloud or on-premises. What remains is the need and wish to print from all these workstations.

ThinPrint, an expert in enterprise printing solutions for 20 years, always has the right technology on hand for secure, high-performance printing that seamlessly combines with a perfect user experience. ThinPrint’s solutions support all printing innovations, thereby helping to complete and implement advanced technology that ranges from innovative end devices to printers.

The core focus of the solutions is always simple print infrastructure administration, network performance optimization and user satisfaction. 30,000 corporate customers across all industries and regions as well as more than 100 desktop as a service, and software as a service providers rely on printing solutions from ThinPrint.

To complement its cloud portfolio, ThinPrint acquired ezeep and its native cloud technology in 2015. ezeep has now grown to become the leading printing solution for coworking and shared spaces.

ThinPrint’s solutions are developed and tested at the company’s headquarters in Berlin, Germany. In addition, offices in the USA, UK, Australia and Japan as well as more than 350 channel partners around the globe provide local presence and support for customers.

Thanks to numerous OEM partnerships, client components of ThinPrint technology are integrated in a large number of terminals, print boxes and thin clients from leading hardware manufacturers. The company’s strategic partnerships with Brother, Citrix Systems, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, IGEL, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI, Parallels, Stratodesk, T-Systems, VMware, Wyse Technology, Xerox and 10Zig are especially significant.

Our promise is that with ThinPrint, the printing solution for innovative companies, you can fully master all printing challenges. Now. And in the future.

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