Active Directory Support
In educational institutions, a large number of iOS users are connected to the network and the network printers. This makes the administration of users and printing rights rather complex. It poses the question: who can print where?
With primos you determine who is allowed to print and to which printer by connecting it to your Active Directory. Essentially it can be setup that only Active Directory members are allowed to print and ensure that non-members who can access the WLAN are not able to print. If you wish to implement a finer regulation, you can define which Active Directory member can print to which printer (or not).
Of course guests may also be allowed to print in the network. Just define a guest user in the Active Directory and allow printing rights to this user. Otherwise the guest user does not have any rights. This ensures that the guest does not have other rights in your network.
By the way: Not only can you define who is allowed to print and to which printer, but you can also define how! Is the printer a color printer but you want to save costs? Can the printer print many formats but you want to define a standard one? All of this is no problem- just define the settings in primos for printing from iOS devices.
In office and administrative environments, the network is often built respectively to the organizational structure. In other words: each department has its own subnet.
Employees often have mobile iOS devices from which they print that are connected to their department WLAN. However, not every department has its own printer: some printers are shared by departments, or there is even a dedicated printer room, in which the printers are in a separate subnetwork. Additionally, the employees from different departments interact, so it sometimes makes more sense to print from an iOS device to a printer in another department.
However, when printing from iOS devices, the integration of the devices into different subnets is problematic because AirPrint™ does not work over subnetwork boundaries. Specifically, this means: It cannot be printed if the iOS device and printer are not in the same subnet!
Primos offers Wide-Area AirPrint ™, a technology in which the subnet boundaries of printing from iOS devices are overcome. Even though the iOS device connected to the department WLAN (subnet), it can still print to a printer, which is integrated into another subnet.
Security plays an integral role for many companies. Particularly in office and administrative environments, sensitive data must be transferred securely over the network. For mobile printing, the transfer from iOS devices to the printer must be protected (point-to-point encryption (P2PE)).
If you want to make your existing printers ready for mobile printing from iOS devices, not every solution offers encryption of the printed data. The sensitive data are transmitted unencrypted over the WLAN to the printer and in the worst case can be even read and/or changed.
With primos, you can easily encrypt print data, making your data safe and secure. The entire transfer from the iOS device to primos you will be using “Secure AirPrint ™”. The configuration is simple: a single check mark ensures complete security. The transfer from primos to the printer is supported by the choice of an encrypted print protocol. The protocol must also be selected from a list. With a few simple clicks you will secure your data when mobile printing from iOS! Additionally, with an SEH Printserver, you can enable network capability to every printer and encrypt data all the way to the printer.
By the way: Unlike many other solutions, primos does not use a cloud! Your sensitive print data remains in your local network at all times. Of course, primos also offers a wide-ranging security package with many other security features!
Areas of Application
- Integrate mobile devices into the company’s security concept
- Print signed documents in customer service
- Secure printing of sensitive data
- Document movement of goods
- Warehouse documentation in logistics
- Print invoices from sales
- Print from POS printers
- Easy management of users and printing rights
- Integrate secure printing to the institutions security concept