Cortado Launches ThinShare to Free Up Wi-Fi Capacity

Berlin - 20 February 2014

New ThinPrint technology solves bandwidth problems when printing 

Cortado, developer of the leading virtual printing solution, ThinPrint, announces its groundbreaking new ThinShare technology that uses up to 98 percent less bandwidth when printing on Wi-Fi networks. Companies can take advantage of this feature with Cortado’s ThinPrint Engine 10, due to be released at the end of February.

Today, virtually every business relies on Wi-Fi. The more users logging on via their laptops, tablets or smartphones, the greater the risk of bandwidth bottlenecks. Aside from transmitting files, the greatest challenge facing bandwidth is printing. Since the file size of a print job is often a multiple of the original, available bandwidth is significantly reduced. For example, when printing a 1 MB PDF file, a print file size of up to 50 MB may be generated. As a result, all processes dependent on Wi-Fi run slower and are prone to instability, limiting productivity for all employees involved.

The solution to this widespread problem is finally available with the new ThinPrint Engine 10. The ThinShare technology developed with the new version compresses all print jobs transmitted via Wi-Fi to the print server. Print data is reduced by up to 98 percent, ultimately allowing a more stable, efficient and robust Wi-Fi network. More users can work simultaneously in the network without encountering the common issues associated with limited bandwidth.

“With ThinShare, administrators can solve all their bandwidth problems in their Wi-Fi networks for less than $20 per user. Additional bandwidth, routers or restrictions for users are not necessary,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint at Cortado, “This is just one of countless innovative features and technologies that we are implementing with the new ThinPrint Engine 10.”

Further advantages for office printing available with the ThinPrint Engine 10 include: a common print dialog making printing easier than ever for users and reducing the burden on help desk staff. Centralized driver management ensures that all PCs are kept free of printer drivers. This allows printer properties to be centrally managed and adjusted enabling default duplex printing. Furthermore, printing activities can be evaluated thanks to tracking features.

ThinPrint Engine 10 will be released at the end of February 2014. Annual user licenses are available from just $18.85. 

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