August 8, 2018

Tricerat VS. VMware ThinPrint

Where Tricerat Excels
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When it comes to VMware environments, Tricerat’s solutions enhance the printing experience in VMware for administrators and end users alike. When out-of-the-box functionality doesn't fit, Tricerat software truly shines. But how does Tricerat stack up in VMware compared to the OEM ThinPrint?

For starters, VMware's ThinPrint only supports printing from printers redirected from a local workstations into a Horizon remote session. For a driverless solution with VMware, the only option is client printer redirected printing. VMware's ThinPrint does not have the functionality for driverless printing from print servers. Tricerat offers client printer redirected printing and print server printers in a driverless environment, with more robust functionality. Additionally, Tricerat adds both encryption and compression to all print jobs across the wire utilizing Tricerat's TMF proprietary format. 

Tricerat also offers workstation printing, support for advanced print features such as collating, print and release, and stapling, as well as centralized management. VMware has some administration management available, and print management is highly limited, and ease of use is lacking. Tricerat's console offers centralized management, with a single-pane of glass view, and better options for printer assignments. This ensures printers get assigned to the correct users and locations that they need to be, efficiently and quickly. 

Tricerat also has support for Mac, mobile devices, thin client and zero clients. VMware OEM ThinPrint only supports client printer redirected printing. Tricerat products are versatile, they work in Citrix and RDS, as well as VMware, and any hybrid environments. We can also help work workstation printing!

Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 1.51.17 PM-1Compare the Functionality

  Tricerat VMware ThinPrint
Client Printer Redirected Printing X X
Workstation Printing  
Print Server Printing   
Centralized Management   
Advanced Print Feature Support   
Expanded Hardware Support for Macs, Thin Clients and Mobile Device  
Increased Compression and Encryption  
Reporting  
Citrix Environment Support  
Microsoft RDP Environment Support  
Hybrid Environment Support  

When it comes to our competitors, none can match the flexibility and functionality of Tricerat’s solutions. We fit into any environment and immediately get to work. Our user experience is outstanding, and our support is world-class and standard with every single product. 

“The ability to print from mobile devices has been non-existent, until now. Competitors have more complicated admin management structures and get expensive fast. [Tricerat] is cost effective, easy to use, and lets you print anywhere.” -Owner & CEO, Huff Technologies

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