VDI workstation printing has never been easier thanks to our recent collaboration with ThinPrint. The ThinPrint Hub brings advanced printing capabilities to the Citrix Ready workspace hub (available from NComputing). Not only that, it can now be managed directly from Stratodesk NoTouch Center, alongside existing endpoints. The Citrix Ready workspace hub, a progressive and disrupting endpoint device offering, truly has become a catalyst for a dramatic, industry-wide paradigm shift: the convergence of VDI and IoT management systems. The highly innovative joint solution is currently on display at Citrix Summit in Orlando at the NComputing and Stratodesk booths.
What is the ThinPrint Hub?
ThinPrint Hubs connect all network printers in remote locations to a central print system via a secure print tunnel. Print files are delivered compressed, bandwidth-controlled and, if required, even encrypted in order to ensure security and fast printing in remote locations and branch offices. In fact, the central print system makes installation of printer drivers in these locations obsolete. Just as with the Citrix Ready workspace hub, the ThinPrint Hub is a plug & play device ready for the enterprise workstation. And thanks to our NoTouch Center management solution, the automated management tool for both workspace and printing hubs, it is extremely easy for IT administrators to manage remote offices in a single pane of glass.
“With our unique ThinPrint Hub appliance, we offer a plug and play solution for printing, just as the Citrix Ready workspace hub does for workstations. We’re really pleased to work with Citrix, Stratodesk and NComputing on this project.” – Charlotte Kuenzell, CEO of ThinPrint
What is the Citrix Ready workspace hub?
Citrix Ready partners, Stratodesk and NComputing, teamed up to create the Citrix Ready workspace hub. The device is powered and managed by Stratodesk NoTouch software, and distributed by NComputing. Citrix, meanwhile, provides the technology that delivers virtual desktops, apps and data within a secure, smart space. Their software also enables exclusive features like Citrix Casting, proximity authentication, dual monitor support and many more. The maintenance-free Citrix Ready workspace hub is a highly cost-efficient Raspberry Pi 3 based endpoint that is validated as Citrix Ready.
“With our central management software, both Citrix Ready workspace hub devices and ThinPrint Hubs are now easily managed from a single location. These two distinct hubs are a strong compliment to one another and help drive digital transformation for the enterprise.” – Emanuel Pirker, CEO and Founder of Stratodesk
Exclusive Citrix Casting Features for the Citrix Ready workspace hub
Thanks to Citrix Casting, the Citrix Ready workspace hub also leverages smartphones. Users can roam their session from a smartphone (Android and iOS) to the workspace hub or redirect their display from a mobile device, tablet or laptop to an available workspace hub. Thus, they can take their session with them and work on a bigger screen whenever near a workspace hub. This feature enhances the mobility of users, increasing their productivity and significantly improves user experience.
“The idea of Citrix Ready has always been to help our partners to develop, integrate and test their solutions with our technology so that they may offer customers innovative, easy-to-use, cross-vendor and market-leading solutions.” –John Panagulias, Director, Citrix Ready, Citrix.
The solution is currently on display at Citrix Summit in the Solutions Expo in Orlando at NComputing’s booth 511 and our booth 404.
To gain an initial overview of the Citrix Ready workspace hub and ThinPrint Hub managed from one console, you can view an on-demand Citrix and ThinPrint joint webinar.
Read ThinPrint press release here.