Printix makes it easy for system administrators to automatically build, deploy and manage a cloud-based print infrastructure and remove print servers in 3 easy steps.
Install Printix Client on the Print Server
Deploy Printix Client on all computers
Remove Print Server
Building a Printix Cloud Managed Print Infrastructure
When you download the Printix Client software and install it on the print server, we make a blueprint of current print environment details in Printix Cloud. Rest assured, we do not change or delete anything on the print server.
Printix detects the nearest router and records MAC addresses
Printers and print queues are discovered and registered in the Printix Cloud
Print drivers are registered for each print queue on the print server
Deploy Printix Client to computers
Any print queue that previously printed via the print server is now converted to direct printing.
Print queues that point to registered printers are now managed by Printix.
All other print queues that point to printers not discovered by Printix are left untouched.
Remove Print Server
Before removing the print server verify that shared printers can be paused and the server does not have additional roles.
Before vs Now – What has changed?
The user experience for printing is essentially the same. A Printix icon appears in the Windows notification area and introduces convenient release of Print later or Print Anywhere jobs at a specific or any printer.
From an IT management perspective, cloud deployment means less ongoing management since infrastructure is now managed from the cloud.
On Premise Print Server
- Print via shared print queues
- Print drivers distributed from server
- Manual maintenance and updates
- Single point of failure
Printix Cloud Services
- Print as usual, now via local print queues
- Print queues, drivers and configuration now managed from Printix Cloud
- Automatic updates
- Removes single point of failure
Impacts of transitioning to Printix Cloud
Centralized print queue management
Self service printer installation
Save on infrastructure and support costs
Eliminate WAN traffic related to print jobs
Track user and usage statistics
Track printer statistics
Flexible and secure printing
Unlimited scaling at no extra cost
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