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Technical requirements for Personal Printing

Personal Printing server

Authentication

Release Station

Authentication with smartphone

Printers with Personal Printing Client



Personal Printing server

Supported operating systems for Personal Printing:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Note! The server in question must have an up-to-date status of Windows updates.

If there is also a print server with ThinPrint Engine installed it is recommended to install Personal Printing on this print server. To avoid incompatibilities with ThinPrint components, see also Personal Printing, ThinPrint Engine and Tracking Service.

However, an installation on terminal servers (Remote Desktop Session Hosts), Failover Clusters, domain controllers or Microsoft Windows Server Core is not supported.

Caution! Do not use Personal Printing 4.x for an update of a Personal Printing version included in:
ThinPrint Mobile Print or
Cortado Server.


Authentication

For authentication you can work with a NFC card or a smartphone (iOS or Android OS). Following you will find authentication examples.


Release Station

In the simplest case, equip each printer with a Personal Printing Release Station.


Authentication with smartphone

Authentication with a smartphone (iOS or Android OS) requires no additional hard­ware at the printer. You can generate a barcode with a QR code 1 generator (available as freeware on the Internet, e. g. on heise.de or on chip.de), then print it out and attach it to the printer. Alternatively you can configure an NFC tag and attach it to the printer.
The smartphones are configured using a configuration file delivered as an e-mail attachment. For this purpose a mail server is necessary.

Supported smartphones:

  • iOS devices with firmware 5.0 or later (QR code authentication only)
  • Android 2.3 or later for QR code authentication
  • Android 2.3.3 or later for NFC tag authentication

The smartphones must allow access to the camera.


Printers with Personal Printing Client

Some network printers 2  (as Lexmark, Samsung or Konica Minolta3) are available with an Personal Printing Client. Thus, an authentication directly at the printer is pos­sible and a Release Station is not required.


1 QR code (quick response): two-dimensional barcode (2D code)
2 The list of ThinPrint certified devices can be found here: www.thinprint.com. Embedded Per­sonal Printing Clients are also available from printer manufacturers that are not certified by us. Contact the manufacturer to enquire further.
3 Please download the client software for Lexmark and Konica Minolta printers here: www.thin­print.com. For Samsung clients, please contact the manufacturer directly.

 


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