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PrinterOn Enterprise: Mobile Printing with Rapid Deployment By utilizing the Central Print Services (CPS) module to route print requests and integrate with corporate authentication services, PrinterOn Enterprise enables any print request from any mobile or fixed device to be routed to any printer configured within the PrinterOn service.

Challenge - Mobile Printing Usually Requires Network Reconfiguration Even if enterprise IT wanted to enable mobile printing support enterprisewide, it would take significant network infrastructure changes to do so. There are two main reasons for this: user authentication and lack of network-wide print services. First, all mobile users must be authenticated to gain access to the corporate network itself. Typically in an enterprise environment this happens via Virtual Private Network (or “VPN”). If VPN hasn’t been deployed to mobile devices, it can be quite an undertaking. Second, once on the corporate network, mobile users must be able to have access to print services and the desired printer(s) they want to use. Again, depending on current desktop configurations and profiles in use, this might be problematic. Solution – Central Print Services PrinterOn’s Enterprise printing solution, solves this problem by utilizing its Central Print Services (CPS) module to route print requests and also integrate with corporate authentication services to enable user access.

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With this combination of services, PrinterOn Enterprise enables any print requests from any mobile or fixed device to be routed to any printer configured on the PrinterOn Enterprise 2.0 printing service. There are little to no network changes required to deploy PrinterOn Enterprise because it is printer-agnostic. Printers are configured and provisioned centrally and PrinterOn’s unique design ensures print jobs find their way to the intended printer through various network configurations. Benefit to the Enterprise By utilizing PrinterOn Enterprise, enterprise IT is able to quickly set up and deploy mobile printing across the enterprise without time-consuming and costly network authentication, infrastructure upgrades and configuration. There are no network servers, no extra network gear (such as VPN appliances), no network configuration (like VLANs) and no extra personnel needed to set up or manage the service. The result is the powerful, flexible and scalable remote printing that users want without added cost and complexity for enterprise IT. Deployment Configuration Example Since the CPS module can literally be placed anywhere in the enterprise network, the PrinterOn Enterprise 2.0 architecture is supremely flexible. CPS can be scaled out horizontally for volume or set up in a redundant configuration. This means that regardless of the existing enterprise network architecture, PrinterOn Enterprise 2.0 can be integrated without network infrastructure changes. What does rapid deployment look like? The diagram below depicts the CPS services installed in a typical enterprise network and integrated with existing user authentication services. With this model and the appropriate PrinterOn mobile app, the user simply logs in and PrinterOn Enterprise takes care of the rest including presenting available printers and accepting and securely processing the print request.

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Customer Success Story About the Customer

Challenge

A major retailer with nearly 2000 store locations and over 3000 printers uses a mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) application running on a tablet.

A major retailer with nearly 2000 store locations and over 3,000 printers developed a mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) application running on tablet computers in order for their associates to interact better with customers and deliver a higher level of customer service. The challenge was printing customer documents to one of two in-store printers from the tablet device. The Solution PrinterOn Enterprise solved this technical problem with standard functionality. The nationwide deployment was executed in a bit more than a week’s time despite the lack of local IT support in the stores and it included provisioning service at three data centers and complete server clustering for scalability and resiliency. The deployment was all managed centrally and required no special configuration on the printers themselves. Maintenance was simplified as servers may be upgraded independently, virtually eliminating service downtime. The PrinterOn Enterprise printing platform now in place is ready for incorporation of new enterprise-wide printing workflows.

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PrinterOn Enterprise Mobile Printing with Rapid Deployment