Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a hosted, centralized, or remote server. This allows users to sign-on to a remote computer without going through an extensive log-on process, and get seamless access to their home computer’s applications, documents, and so on.
VDI environments are especially popular in the health care market. A number of healthcare organizations have adopted the VDI to provide ample mobility to nurses and physicians in the organization. These employees are able to retrieve necessary patient information and records from the most convenient location, allowing for increased productivity.
The use of VDI technology greatly enhances user productivity, however, there is a limitation with VDI. Because of host application limitations, nearby printers are not available to the user when at a remote workstation. To print a document to a nearby printer users would, in fact, have go through the extensive login process VDI helps them avoid. This is time consuming and unproductive.
Plus Technologies has developed a solution to this printing limitation based on its OM Plus “Delivery Manager” print software. This print software app allows users access to printers where-ever they are, even at a remote computer. In this way, printing in a VDI environment can be as mobile as the computer access, saving time and adding convenience. Plus Technologies calls this capability Secure Print Release software.
With the OM Plus Secure Print Release software users continue to print the way they always have. No client software is required. Print jobs are captured in a single OM Plus print queue for all users, no matter where they roam with their virtual desktops. OM Plus print software holds the print jobs until the user wants them released at printer, where and when users want them.
OM Plus print software allows users to release the print jobs by a variety of methods including card swipe/tap, from a smart-phone, from a tablet, from an app built into the printer itself, or from a release workstation. This multi release capability makes OM Plus a unique solution.
Other advantages provided from the OM Plus solution include the ability to re-print documents, re-route documents, allow surrogates to print, and a complete audit trail.
VMware, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation and a leader in VDI, has offered to promote the OM Plus Print Software App for VDI at the HIMSS Convention in Las Vegas. HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) is a non-profit organization that focuses on the use of IT systems for the betterment of health care. The VMware and Plus Technologies solution will focus on an iPad implementation of the solution. A Plus Technologies representative will also be in attendance at the show to answer any questions. To book an appointment with the Plus Technologies representative go to plustechnologies.com and request an appointment via the “Contact Us” link on any page. In addition, there is a brief video explaining the OM Plus print software for VDI on youtube.
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About Plus Technologies, LLC
Since 1994, Plus Technologies (plustechnologies.com) has been providing output management software to corporate, government and health care organizations in over 30 countries worldwide. Plus Technologies has been selected by many Fortune 500 companies who are leaders in their markets.
Plus Technologies provides solutions based on their output management suite of products including OM Plus Delivery Manager (print job spooling and delivery), OM Plus Fleet Manager (consumables, printer error and usage management system), and OM Plus Report Manager (electronic report distribution system). We call this collection of software products the OM Plus (Software Suite. Plus Technologies also provides custom programming services in the area of output management for organizations.
Plus Technologies has extensive experience in combining their output management software products with a strong implementation services capability to create ‘solutions’ that are as unique as the customer’s problems. In addition, Plus Technologies solutions are known to be very cost effective as the company provides flexible pricing options including utility billing, subscription, and initial license fee licenses.
Plus Technologies Contact Information:
1860 Lyons Road, Dayton, OH 45458
Direct P: 937-847-0614
P: 877-899-7587 / F: 937-384-0842 - E: contactus[.]plustechnologies.com.