Parallels Remote Application Server offers a complete solution to access virtual applications and desktops from a wide range of devices with different operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows phone, Linux, Windows and Mac. The Parallels RDP Client for iOS, Android and Windows Phone adds an interesting feature, allowing devices to use any printer present in the company network.
These devices can become fully operative workstations whereby MS Office and other corporate tools can be made available, extending the end user experience. Popular solutions to printer redirection are very complex and in most cases do not cover new devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Take advantage of this fast and easy solution to allow users to print from any application, from any device.
Parallels Universal Printing is auto-configured, without any extra action required by the IT Administrator. Using the Parallels product, the redirection can also be extended to scanning. Parallels Universal Printing has many advantages, including:
- No need to install the printer drivers on the server.
- You can change the local printer without any effect on the server or printing capability.
- Performance is generally improved because the files transferred over the network are smaller.
The Parallels technology that allows you to print from devices is printing redirection. With printing redirection, users can print on the local printer, even when working on virtual applications and remote desktops. The configuration of this feature on Windows Server is far from easy and there are thousands of forums and blogs about settings, configuration and troubleshooting.
Parallels R&D has worked and improved on this technology since 2006, making it so easy that no configuration is required. Parallels calls printing redirection ‘universal printing'; this allows users to print from any device, from their desktop, thin client, iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone.
Using Parallels RDP client, devices connected to Parallels Remote Application Server you can print from any virtual application directly on the printer assigned. It is really a matter of one tap.