“Printing is such a vital function for both faculty and students, but it can be cumbersome and difficult if not optimally configured,” said Christoph Hammer, CEO of ThinPrint Cloud Services Inc. “With the ThinPrint Cloud Extension and the Single Sign-On, we can erase the time, resource and security headaches for IT administrators in the education market.”
A key difficulty facing educational institutions is the security headache of handling the huge churn of students from year-to-year. New students must be given passwords and access to various services, while exiting students and staff must be removed or disabled. In addition, multiple passwords and authentications are necessary for various on-campus needs. For instance, a student may require access to various cloud services, each necessitates a different account and security sign-on.
Single Sign-On with ezeep solves these issues. With Single Sign-On, administrators can now use existing log-in systems rather than being forced to set up separate authentication procedures. The account administrator simply connects to its educational institution’s directory. Any active user account can easily log into ezeep to satisfy their printing needs without further configuration. Printers automatically become available for users based on that person’s group memberships in the university or school directory.
ThinPrint Cloud Extension for Chrome OS
Chromebooks are increasingly the laptop of choice in the K-12 market. In 2016, 12.6 million computers were shipped to primary and secondary schools in the U.S, and Chromebooks represented 58 percent of that market – a jump of 8 percent from just a year earlier – according to a report from Futuresource
Consulting. With this dramatic rise, a central issue has been devising a solution to seamlessly print from these computers in the classroom.
The ThinPrint Cloud Extension fills that gap, offering a significantly improved alternative to Google’s Cloud Print services. By just opening the Chrome Print dialog, users can access all the necessary features to solve in-class, as well as front office, printing needs, including automatic printer installation, automatic printer configuration, driverless printing, print quotas, and pay-for-print.
ThinPrint Cloud Services’ customers can download the ThinPrint Cloud Extension directly from the Chrome Web Store or from ezeep.com/ChromeExtension. Interested companies can use the printing services of ThinPrint Cloud Services 30 days free of charge at ezeep.com/SignUp
Single Sign-On and ThinPrint Cloud Extension for Chrome OS will be on display and available for demonstrations during ISTE 2017 at the ThinPrint Cloud Services Booth #465.