We are pleased to announce early public access to the initial release of Printer Logic’s new Chrome OS Client Extension. PrinterLogic SaaS now allows Chrome OS devices to print via direct IP to any IPP-enabled printer, and be managed alongside all mainstream endpoints running Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

This new functionality is a core enhancement of our serverless printing infrastructure and builds upon PrinterLogic’s message of device-agnostic support. The new extension addresses the desire our customers have expressed to manage all endpoints from a single console. It provides a solution for education customers and enterprises who want to add Chromebooks to their fleet but were hesitant in the past because it required Google Cloud Print which was managed separately.

The new Chrome OS Extension provides Google Cloud Print users with a migration path from their existing solution, which is being phased out by Google at the end of this year. The new feature is also opening up discussions with businesses that want a Chrome OS print solution and find our enhanced SaaS solution incredibly compelling.

This release delivers core Chrome OS printing functionality. It employs driverless printing technology and has undergone extensive compatibility testing with a wide array of IPP-enabled printers. Key features include:

  • Deploy Client Extension from Google Admin Console
  • Deploy by: IP address, serial number and asset ID
  • Self-service installation portal
  • Direct/IPP printing
  • Advanced reporting

This release makes it possible for customers who require only the above deployment methods to begin using the feature. General Availability of Version 1.0 (accompanied by a website update, new case study, and broad-based marketing campaign) will occur at the end of July. This release will support deployment via Active Directory Users and Groups, as well as deployment via Google ID Users and Groups