Cloud computing, the trend towards more versatile end devices and increasing mobility, presents completely new challenges to printing. Whereas applications have previously been run on a complete operating system, they will increasingly be offered solely as web applications in the future. Two examples arriving in 2010 are Google Docs, the office suite from Google Apps, and the web version of Microsoft Office 2010 arriving in 2010. If an end device is used that has no or only a limited printing system, then printing has to be done without. Until now.
The printing expert ThinPrint promises to remedy the problem. With its cloud printing solution, ThinPrint is following the mandate to relocate the complete printing system in the cloud and to use the end device as a kind of facilitator for communication between applications and printers. ThinPrint also ensures that all printers currently supported by Microsoft Windows can be used.
“Naturally, we don’t have all the details on the Google Chrome OS yet, but we are certain that we will provide the best Google Chrome OS print solution based on our patented technology,” said Carsten Mickeleit, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ThinPrint AG.
For an idea of how ThinPrint uses cloud printing devices without their own printing system to print, watch this YouTube video from Cortado, a division of ThinPrint, using an iPhone for demonstration.
"Google Chrome OS will add further momentum to the trend towards minimalist, browser-centric end devices like netbooks," said Charlotte Künzell, Senior Vice President at ThinPrint. "In combination with the Cloud Services Google Apps, practically complete workstations can be created which we can then complement with our extensive printing system."
The release of the ThinPrint Cloud Printing Services for Google Chrome OS is expected for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Free demo downloads for Citrix printing, SBC printing, RDP printing, Terminal Services printing and VDI printing are available at the manufacturer’s website.
About ThinPrint AG
ThinPrint (thinprint.com) 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 AG. Thanks to numerous partnerships, client components using patent-pending print technology have been integrated into the terminals, print boxes, PDAs and mobile phones of several leading hardware producers. Strategic partnerships with ThinPrint play a special role in this endeavor, including BlackBerry (RIM), Bluetooth SIG, Citrix Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Lexmark International, Inc., Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Palm, Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., Symbian Ltd. And VMware, Inc.
Press contacts at ThinPrint:
North American Headquarters:
ThinPrint, Inc., Megan Easterling, Alliance Manager
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ThinPrint AG, Silke Kluckert, Public Relations Manager
P:+49.30.394931-66, F: +49.30.394931-99, E: press[.]thinprint.com.