steadyPRINT Hybrid combines the best of both worlds
The steadyPRINT hybrid technology opens up a new world of printing. On the one hand a central print server is available which is used for the data storage of your printers including all related settings as well as the integrated Windows Driver Store.
On the other hand, it is possible to create hybrid printers that will be running independently after their installation. Your printers are assigned as local IP printers with the configuration being carried out centrally. A print server failure has thus no influence on the client-side printing process.
This way, steadyPRINT ensures smooth and trouble-free IT operations!
One of the outstanding features of Citrix is that all connected locations or users are supplied with data from the data center (host). Such centralized working operations offer the best advantages in terms of system management and provision of applications and services. Moreover, the administrative work is considerably simplified and automated.
This, however, also means that the native print stream has to run from the location or user to the data center in order to be properly processed. The volume of the subsequently completed print stream which has increased many times over is now sent back to the location/user via the data line and is locally printed. This print stream partly puts a tremendous load on the data line and provides for enormous performance losses.
This scenario can be prevented by using steadyPRINT Hybrid as the print stream itself is kept locally even under Citrix, VMware View, Microsoft RDP (terminal services) and is printed “inhouse” so to speak. And this means an optimal workload and gain of performance!
Serverless printing from 0 to 100
The administrator integrates the printers into the steadyPRINT hybrid environment and assigns the printers to individual employees, groups or computers. Done! Now your employees can benefit from the serverless printer functions.
Controlled driver store in the environment
The Windows Driver Store has a variety of integrated drivers. You can simply complement the Store by your individual drivers.
Use your Hybrid Driver Store to guarantee that only those drivers are installed on terminal devices that you are definitely sure of running properly and containing the most current security patches.
The exchange of drivers on terminal devices is done via the Hybrid Driver Store. As soon as you access the hybrid environment the next time, the Self Service updates the driver that you have provided and pre-defined before.
Finally, the full power of hybrid printing can be used without being connected to hybrid print servers.
User-friendly Self Service Agent
A comfortable self service portal enables users to manage their assigned printers themselves without further assistance by the IT support team.
Anything else, such as the installation and updates of drivers or changes of IP addresses is done by steadyPRINT Agents in the the background.
Printing offline – just in case
steadyPRINT allows local IP printing without the necessity for an internet connection. Therefore, in the event of failures, your employees can continue to print uninterruptedly from their workstations to the printers on site.
This way, operators of critical infrastructures (KRITIS) such as health care or energy suppliers and municipal utilities can continue to operate even in the event of incidents.
Reducing costs through lean printer infrastructure
steadyPRINT refines and simplifies complex printing infrastructures. The absence of servers saves you costs for hardware, software and IT administration. Moreover, the intuitive, direct IP printing reduces the expenses for your IT support.
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For more information on steadyPRINT Hybrid or the numerous functions steadyPRINT offers please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to assisting you!