May 08, 2019

CitrixSynergy 2019 Q&A: ThinPrint Will Showcase ezeep for Perfect Printing with Windows Virtual Desktops at Booth 403

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Are you attending Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta?  If so, I invite you to add ThinPrint to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  VMblog has been following ThinPrint for many years, and they never disappoint with what they show off at these events.  And ezeep – ThinPrint’s printing solution for Azure-hosted Windows 10 multi-session desktops – ensures secure and easy connectivity to existing print environments and smooth printing from any device. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Henning Volkmer of ThinPrint to learn what the company has planned for the upcoming Synergy 2019 event.

VMblog:  As a Citrix Synergy 2019 sponsor, give us the rundown of your booth setup this year.  How can attendees find you?

Henning Volkmer:  Finding us this year will be very easy as we are in booth 403, right by the main entrance. Our booth will look familiar but will feature a new color scheme in celebration of the new product we are introducing with our ezeep product line to ensure perfect printing with Windows Virtual Desktops. You'll still see the familiar orange and there will be a lot of "cloud" blue, as well.

Our knowledgeable team is bringing plenty of demos to explain how to provide the most user-friendly, secure and cost-effective print environment for your Citrix environment and beyond. Connecting branch offices, clinics with Epic and other EMR systems, ensuring high availability, release-printing and a new cloud service to support Windows Virtual Desktops are all things attendees can expect to see. 

VMblog:  What type of theme do you have planned for this year's booth? 

Volkmer:  We are going to show innovative solutions to ensure new technologies like Windows Virtual Desktops and "The Future of Work" can rely on simple, cost-effective and secure printing whenever workflows call for paper.

We have worked with our partner Stratodesk to introduce additional remote management capabilities for ThinPrint Hub when it is deployed to branch offices or remote sites with Web Console and Cloud Console. As a solid-state endpoint for printing at these locations, this updated remote management solution makes it significantly easier to update printer settings and security configurations, while remaining up-to-date on the status of the overall environment.

VMblog:  Why should a Synergy attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?

Volkmer:  ThinPrint - Official Launch Partner for Windows Virtual Desktops alongside Citrix - is introducing a new product at Citrix Synergy 2019. It combines one of the hottest topics in the virtual desktop space this year with one of the most important on-premises functions. There‘s a lot to learn!

VMblog:  If an attendee visits your booth, what's the big message that they will take back to work with them? 

Volkmer:  The overall message we want visitors to take home is that we're the ideal partner to solve any challenges or objectives they face around printing.

We have supported on-premises and private cloud environments for almost 20 years, helping to increase user density on Citrix servers, cut down on bandwidth use, simply and securely connect branch offices, eliminate remote print servers and more.

We continue to innovate in this space, and at the same time, take all that experience to deliver new and innovative cloud printing solutions like our ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktops.

VMblog:  You are a long time Synergy sponsor.  What keeps you coming back?

Volkmer:  We have been a player at Citrix Synergy for almost two decades. Citrix is one of our most important partners and we love seeing, and working with, the community. There's always a lot of productive "shop talk," but also a lot of fun to be had.

VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be showing off at your booth this year? 

Volkmer:  We'll have an exciting mix of our leading, world-class private cloud ThinPrint solutions as well as our ezeep cloud printing services to show that ThinPrint is the ideal partner for anyone who looking to solve specific challenges around printing or is looking to truly optimize their environments.

We're ready to share our expertise in delivering the latest and greatest in private cloud printing, as well as introducing our cloud printing solution for Windows Virtual Desktops. Those who are really curious or can't make it to Atlanta can take a sneak-peak here: https://www.thinprint.com/en/products/ezeep-for-windows-virtual-desktop/

VMblog:  How does your company work or partner with Citrix?  What value add do you provide? 

Volkmer:  ThinPrint has been a Citrix partner for almost 20 years. Our teams work closely together to ensure that our solutions are fine tuned to help Citrix customers run their environments at optimal performance at the lowest cost.

High availability, security through encryption or release printing, support for printing from mobile devices and simple connectivity to remote sites or branch offices with the ThinPrint Hub are just some of the topics we cover.

As a fellow launch partner, we're excited to bring added value to the Windows Virtual Desktops community together with Citrix later this year.

VMblog:  What are you looking forward to most at this year's event?

Volkmer:  This year we are especially looking forward to showcasing a completely new solution for a new market segment. We are ready to spearhead in-depth conversations with customers and partners, sharing details and gathering feedback.

Of course, we're always looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones as Citrix Synergy is not just an event that delivers lots of valuable information and learning, but also brings together one of the most interesting communities in IT.

VMblog:  Attendees always enjoy a good trade show giveaway.  What can an attendee hope to get at your booth?

Volkmer:  We will, once again, be giving away our newly-designed, fun and comfortable T-Shirts that Synergy attendees have grown to know and love over the years.  In addition, we'll contribute a Sonos One speaker for the Citrix raffle at the end of the show.

Last modified on May 08, 2019
David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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