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What's New in the April 2019 PrinterCloud Update

Posted by Zachary Vernon on April 23rd, 2019

Following the much-anticipated 18.3 release of PrinterLogic's on-premises enterprise printing solution, our serverless cloud-based printing platform, PrinterCloud, has been updated with enhanced functionality and new features.

With this update, special focus has been placed on making pull printing more convenient, improving printing performance for mobile devices and Chromebooks, and providing increased print security. We’ve also employed a more modular code design for quicker feature roll-outs going forward.

Highlights include:

Print Release App for smartphones
PrinterLogic's new Print Release App brings added convenience to PrinterCloud's optional mobile and pull (or secure-release) printing capabilities. Users with Android and iOS mobile devices can simply launch the app to view a list of their held print jobs and then release these jobs individually or en masse to their desired printer. They only have to enter their login credentials and PrinterCloud instance URL once to have instant access to their mobile and pull print jobs from that point forward.

Along with being incredibly convenient, the Print Release App is potentially cost-saving as well. It can be used to release print jobs to any existing network printer, including legacy devices, and eliminates the need to upgrade printers or buy expensive badge-release systems.

Mobile and Chromebook printing: Life in the fast lane
This update brings "fast lane" technology to PrinterCloud's mobile-printing system. This intelligent software-based feature assigns a unique thread to each print job, so even if a queued job stalls or somehow fails to print, the other pending print jobs behind it won't be held up. That dynamic reprioritization ensures even smoother, more reliable performance for your end users when printing from their smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks.

PKI support for printing encrypted emails
Organizations that use Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to encrypt email messages sent using Microsoft Outlook will be pleased to learn that PrinterCloud now automatically decrypts these emails when printing. This gives users in these organizations access to the benefits of email printing. To implement this feature, all the IT administrator has to do is add a valid certificate and key in PrinterCloud's administrative console.

Landscape printing for email file attachments
The latest version of PrinterCloud includes better formatting when printing landscape-oriented file attachments, such as PowerPoint slides. Also, in addition to using LibreOffice's powerful open-source print-rendering capabilities, PrinterCloud now offers customers the option of leveraging Microsoft Office's native print-rendering engine instead. You can unlock this feature simply by ensuring that a valid Microsoft Office license is installed on the Service Client.

New modular code design
The current PrinterCloud update also employs a more modular code design, which means customers will receive more frequent feature updates and improvements as soon as they're ready for release. This lays the groundwork for accelerated update cycles and even more responsiveness to the latest developments in enterprise printing.

Start enjoying these features right away
If you're a current PrinterCloud customer, you’ve already received these features and improvements.

Not yet a PrinterCloud customer? Interested in learning more about how to eliminate print servers with PrinterLogic’s robust SaaS solution? Sign up today and test PrinterCloud in your environment for 30 days, completely free of charge.

About PrinterLogic
PrinterLogic helps IT professionals eliminate all print servers and deliver a highly available serverless printing infrastructure. With PrinterLogic’s centrally managed direct-IP printing platform, customers empower their end users with mobile printing, secure release printing, and many advanced features that legacy print management applications can’t provide. The company has been included multiple times on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists of fastest growing companies in North America.

Zachary Vernon
Zachary Vernon
Zach is a Product Manager at PrinterLogic, where he leverages a decade of experience consulting with customers to help define and shape new products in the serverless printing infrastructure market. He oversees the firm’s offerings for Managed Service Providers and helps them provide exceptional service to their clients. He holds an MBA from Southern Utah University, as well as certifications in SAFe’s Agilist and Product Owner/Product Manager programs. Zach loves living in the desert southwest and enjoys mountain biking and other outdoor activities with friends, his wife, and their four children.

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