Fast Printouts for Salt Company Despite Limited Bandwidth

Rio Tinto Dampier Salt

Centralizing data and application delivery with Citrix XenApp created a big challenge for Rio Tinto Dampier Salt: How to provision local printing services at remote office locations that ensure fast printouts. Bandwidth to remote mining sites in North-Western Australia is often limited, and printing office documents over a WAN can impact the end user experience.

The Solution:

The combination of ThinPrint Engine on the central print server and ThinPrint Client embedded into Fuji Xerox MFDs at sites ensures fast and reliable Citrix printing throughout the Rio Tinto Dampier Salt network without a high bandwidth overhead.

“The relatively small bandwidth available at our remote sites has presented many challenges for us. In addition to ICA traffic, we need to accommodate virus definition updates, VoIP, Windows OS updates and Active Directory traffic down network connections as small as 512 kbit/s. ThinPrint efficiently compresses spool jobs thereby preserving valuable bandwidth. We have used ThinPrint for over a decade: it just works!”

Peter James IT Superintendent Dampier Salt Limited

Facts:

  • Industry: Mining
  • Solution: ThinPrint
  • Partner: BASScom