17 July 2012 - Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the leading providers worldwide of document management solutions and services, and Cortado, the global market leader for printing in virtual environments with its ThinPrint product family, are expanding their partnership to offer secure user-authenticated printing to users. Experts at Kyocera, also a member of the Cortado Cloud Printing Alliance, have developed a client for Cortado´s pull printing solution, called Personal Printing Essentials, for secure user-authenticated printing. Users of HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions)-enabled Kyocera printer models can now confidentially print their documents via Personal Printing Essentials by entering a PIN or using an RFID card reader. One of the exclusive features for Kyocera customers is that the basic version of Personal Printing allows them to select the print job at the device. Currently, 18 Kyocera multifunction devices are Personal Printing-ready.
The application provides ease of use and allows users to select the Personal Printing printer driver and print documents in their own Personal Printing queue. When the user wants to begin the printing process, they simply go to the Kyocera printer of their choice, authenticate themselves by entering a PIN or swiping their ID card, select the desired document from their list of print jobs, and begin the printout. Since this is done directly by the user, the document cannot fall into unauthorized hands.
If the user determines that he or she does not need a certain document, they can delete this print job from the printer queue on their desktop.
"We are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with Kyocera and expand into the area of secure printing now too," said Frank Hoffmann, Director Strategic Relationships at Cortado. "With this combination, companies can use their Kyocera printers to print securely, flexibly and lower the costs for paper and toner at the same time."
Sabine Nobel, Software Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, also welcomes further cooperation between the companies. “Users of HyPAS-enabled Kyocera multifunction systems benefit from increased security and flexibility when printing with the seamless integration of Cortado´s Personal Printing solution. Without even requiring additional hardware, organizations now have the perfect opportunity to reduce printing costs, increase security and achieve environmental targets.”
Cortado has certified the Personal Printing client for HyPAS-enabled devices belonging to the TASKalfa series, as well as other Kyocera multifunctional printers.
Cortado´s Personal Printing Essentials and the Kyocera Client can be tested for free for 30 days with their full range of functions. A free demo of the Personal Printing solution is available for download at www.thinprint.com/personalprinting.
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With its internationally patented technology, Cortado, formerly ThinPrint, is the leading provider of cloud desktop services. Cortado connects mobile, web and virtual desktops with centrally provided IT resources. Home offices, mobile employees and entire branch offices are efficiently, securely and seamlessly integrated into IT infrastructure. Worldwide, over 15,000 enterprise customers from 5 up to 100,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users rely on Cortado solutions. As a global organization and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 180 highly-qualified and dedicated professionals at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, as well as in the U.S., UK, Australia, Brazil, France and Japan.
Cortado’s international network of strategic partnerships includes Brother, Citrix Systems, Dell, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, HP, Igel, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI, Palm, Samsung, Sun, Symbian, Toshiba, VMware and Wyse. Cortado technology and client components are integrated in a multitude of print boxes and thin clients from leading hardware manufacturers. Cortado is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner, an Apple Enterprise Developer Partner, a Nokia Forum Pro Member, and a BlackBerry Alliance Select Member. Cortado works closely with over 20 carriers worldwide and more than 500 renowned distributors and resellers market Cortado products in over 80 countries.
Kyocera Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes Ecosys printers, reliable multifunctional systems, high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). Kyocera Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. Its solutions portfolio and Managed Document Services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes. For further information, visit: www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.