Secure Enterprise Mobile Device Printing from PrinterLogic

Posted by Andrew Miller

It can’t have escaped your notice that the world has gone mobile. And that means more and more organizations are starting to look to enterprise mobile printing solutions to help them accommodate the massively growing demand for mobile and BYOD devices in the workplace.

For many, though, choosing the right enterprise mobile printing solution hasn’t been easy. That comes down to two reasons. First, even solutions that claim to specialize in providing dedicated enterprise mobile printing can’t necessarily promise seamless or smooth integration with your existing print environment. And second, it’s not simply about enabling mobile printing functionality—it’s about secure mobile printing. Of all the available enterprise mobile printing solutions, finding just one that offers both seamlessness and security can be like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack.

As many of those organizations have already discovered, their search ends with PrinterLogic. By providing both Mobile Printing and Secure Printing functionality, we’re able to equip any print environment with a mutually complementary mix of enterprise mobile printing and secure mobile printing through what amounts to a single cost-effective, small-footprint solution.

Here’s how: Once you’ve deployed PrinterLogic’s Mobile Printing module, any mobile device can be imbued with enterprise mobile printing capabilities. There’s no client-side software to install at all—no custom images, no dedicated apps. Better still, the destination printers don’t need to have AirPrint or Google Cloud Print functionality. Our enterprise Mobile Printing solution works with any network printer—even legacy devices. To print, all your mobile users have to do is tap the “Share” button, then “Print,” and then select the PrinterLogic printer. It’s that straightforward.

And let’s not overlook guest and BYOD devices. Because of their variable hardware, software and user access, these devices tend to be challenging to accommodate using other enterprise mobile printing solutions. But not with PrinterLogic. Through proven and uncomplicated email-to-print functionality, guests and BYOD users can print to any authorized printer in your organization, regardless of whether they’re on- or off-network.

This powerful enterprise mobile printing functionality—incredibly easy for admins to deploy and configure, incredibly transparent to end users—is then augmented by PrinterLogic’s secure mobile printing module. It leverages the pull-printing paradigm to make printing an intentional and intuitive two-step process: initiating the print job (clicking “Print”) followed by executing the print job (the “release” step). This release mechanism can be activated in one of three ways:

  • A badge/card reader: In this secure mobile printing scenario, a connected or native badge reader integrates with your organization’s existing badge system. Users can then swipe their badge and release the print jobs to the printer associated with the reader.
  • The printer’s control panel: Here PrinterLogic’s embedded control panel app can be installed directly on supported printers. Users can then log in and release their print jobs right from the device’s control panel. No additional hardware is required for supported devices.
  • Any browser: Any device with a web browser (e.g., PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, mobile devices) can access PrinterLogic’s web-based app to release print jobs securely. This method is commonly used with our enterprise mobile printing solution because the user can print and release the job from the same device.

In this way, PrinterLogic delivers effortless organization-wide mobile device printing alongside practical security for a complete enterprise mobile printing experience without compromise. It’s the rapid-deployment next-gen mobile printing solution your organization has been searching for.