On 9.27.2006, the European Patent Office granted ThinPrint GmbH a patent (EP 1 407 369 B1) concerning a procedure for print output for mobile devices. The core of the procedure is the fact that the print job is not generated on the mobile device but on an appropriate server, while the print output still occurs via the mobile device.
This patented technology is used with Cortado Enterprise and Cortado Online Services Cortado is the division of ThinPrint specializing in mobile solutions.
The ThinPrint technology supports Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices and allows documents to be printed to any printer via infrared or Bluetooth.
"In the beginning, it was an even bet on which approach would prevail technologically: the development of local print systems for each end device, or our server-based approach, which can be used with almost every mobile device and also supports all current printer models," says Carsten Mickeleit, Managing Director at ThinPrint GmbH. " The fact that local systems have so far remained very limited clearly demonstrates that our server-based method was the right one, as our customer base shows So we’re delighted that ThinPrint has now been recognized as the inventor and legitimate owner of the mobile server-based print system. The patent is an important component of our strategic patent portfolio and, at the same time, a recognition of our large investments in research and development."
ThinPrint specializes in mobile enterprise solutions and printing in distributed network architectures. The company's success is based on its print management solution, ThinPrint .print, which is successfully employed in companies of all sizes in all sectors around the globe. More than 500 major distributors and resellers in over 80 countries sell products made by ThinPrint GmbH. Thanks to numerous partnerships, client components using patent-pending .print technology have been integrated into the terminals, printboxes, PDAs and mobile phones of several leading hardware producers. A special role is played here by strategic partnerships with BlackBerry® (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM), Bluetooth SIG, Citrix Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Lexmark International, Inc., Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Palm, Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., Symbian Ltd., VMware, Inc. and XPS Software GmbH.
Cortado. A Division of ThinPrint
Cortado, as an independently acting division, combines the total mobile computing competence of ThinPrint GmbH and offers one-stop mobile business software solutions and professional hosting services for all of today's mobile demands.
The services on offer encompass the entire range from Hosted Exchange and professional e-mail and PIM services with innovative push mail capability to the truly unique Cortado Enterprise Solutions and Premium Services, which turn your mobile device into a fully-fledged workstation. Cortado products, both in-house solutions and hosted premium services, allow you to manage documents and flexibly send them to all established mobile platforms. Security-certified hosting centers in Germany, the USA, and the Pacific region guarantee high availability and security for all hosted Cortado services. Along with its free-of-charge services under Cortado Free, Cortado offers mobile freedom and increases productivity for consumers, prosumers, and companies. Our goal is to provide complete mobility and independence from location-bound workplaces and computer-based communication methods.
With the extensive experience of ThinPrint GmbH and its international presence with offices in the USA and Australia, Cortado operates globally. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Nokia Forum Pro member, and one of the top five BlackBerry Alliance Partners, as well as working closely with over 20 carriers worldwide, including T-Mobile, Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, Hutchison 3G, Cingular and Verizon, Cortado is the competent and professional partner and service provider for meeting the demands of mobile business and private users. A global partner network supports the international availability of Cortado offerings.
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