Print.IT Reseller - issue 63

01732 759725 WHAT'S NEW 34 Focus On: What’s New Katun has boosted its offer with the addition of Katun Performance colour toners for use in Canon C5535- series multifunctional devices (C-EXV51). This Katun Performance toner set enables dealers to reduce their supplies costs without sacrificing image quality or performance for this popular machine series. These toners underwent extensive, comprehensive qualification and application testing in the company’s research and development laboratory in Minneapolis. More than one million colour pages were produced during testing to ensure these toners provide OEM-equivalent colour reproduction and print quality. Apple AirPrint certified POS printer Star Micronics new TSP847II POS printer is Apple AirPrint certified. Star’s TSP847II AirPrint is the latest addition to its multifunctional TSP800II series. Automatically printing A4 output on 112mm wide paper, labels or tickets simply by selecting the TSP800 option within the native OS print function, the TSP847II AirPrint is a unique Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod A4 to virtual A6 replacement printer. With up to 90 per cent lower running costs when compared with a typical A4 laser printer, the TSP847II AirPrint offers an effective low cost, space saving alternative for use with iOS devices. ThinPrint unveils print solution for Windows Virtual Desktop ThinPrint, a selected launch partner for Windows Virtual Desktop, has announced details of its print solution designed specifically for Windows 10 multi-session desktops hosted on Azure. General availability of Windows Virtual Desktop, its comprehensive service for cloud-based desktop and app virtualisation is currently expected for July. Windows 10 multi-user is optimised for Office 365 and will be offered exclusively via the Azure Cloud. A secure and easy-to-use service that perfectly integrates with Windows Virtual Desktops is essential to enable users to connect local printers with Windows Virtual Desktop, support printing for mobile and home office employees as well as manage print environments and policies. ThinPrint will soon offer a version of its ezeep cloud printing product, fully optimised for printing Windows Virtual Desktop. This can be simply installed via the Azure Marketplace and is immediately available to the entire organisation thanks to the seamless integration with Azure Active Directory. The printers are connected via the ezeep connector and network printers can be quickly and easily integrated with the ezeep hub. The solution establishes a secure connection to its print service without the need for a VPN. Administrators can centrally manage print settings via a clear web console with users having the option to make specific settings via an intuitive self-service portal. Outstanding colour reproduction ...continued HP Stitch signals HP entry into new textile printing applications The new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise colour-matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes, is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption. The portfolio of printers couple HP thermal inkjet technology with industry- standard dyes for superior colour durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact colour- matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64-inch to 126-inch wide: the HP Stitch S300 64-in Printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-in Printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer. HP has also launched a set of new dye sublimation papers for the new HP Stitch S Printer series. These papers are designed and tested as a system with HP dye sublimation inks and the HP Stitch S Printer series to achieve excellent image quality and colour consistency. ThinPrint : ezeep hub Huddle room icon With its Icon 500 and Icon 300 systems, Lifesize hopes to bring cloud-based, zero latency, 4K video conferencing and content sharing to mid-sized meeting rooms and the 98% of Huddle Rooms that have yet to be video-enabled – around 30 million, according to Frost and Sullivan. Both devices are purpose-built for Lifesize’s cloud-based video service, which, instead of using the public internet, routes calls via IBM Cloud Pro, a 2,000 Gbps fibre network made up of 16 data centres worldwide, each with more than 5,000 servers, and an associate network of carriers in a further 20 cities.