Location Based Printing
For workers with regular desktop workstations, printing to a nearby device is as simple as clicking File → Print, and selecting a printer from the list. But what happens when you’re working from a virtual desktop (VDI) session instead of a physical computer?
Location based printing features in LRS’ Virtual Session Printer Agent (VSPA) solution help IT administrators associate users, printers, and terminals in an intelligent manner to ensure printing across the enterprise. Devices are dynamically provisioned for each location based on criteria such as user ID, terminal ID, IP address or range, Active Directory group, and more.
Authorized users can take advantage of location based printing features to ensure convenient access to nearby printers. LRS software enables user self-service for installing new printers and drivers to make printer definition a snap. These printer definitions are persistent across virtual desktop sessions, making VDI printing as intuitive as regular desktop printing.
Pull print solutions for location based printing
LRS also offers location based printing functionality in the form of pull printing solutions that provide secure document queuing and release capabilities. Mobile workers can access any printer defined on the network, provide user-authentication information, and retrieve any or all of their queued print jobs.
Users can authenticate using a mobile device, personal identification number, or proximity card (e.g., employee access badge). After authentication, all released print jobs are immediately delivered to the device to ensure physical security of the printing process. In addition to mobility and security benefits, these LRS location based printing capabilities also reduce the wastage cost associated with separator pages and printed documents that are never retrieved by users.
LRS location based printing solutions help your users and IT staff:
- Print any document to a convenient nearby device with minimal effort
- Define and install new printers to physical and virtual desktops with ease
- Enhance employee mobility without sacrificing document access