Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AirPrint Enterprise Problem and Solutions

Apple iPhone and iPad have a very convenient WiFi solutions
for printing (AirPrint) and media communication (AirPlay).
They are using Apple Bonjour protocol that works great at home,
but is "chatty" on larger, routed, network.
(based on multicast Domain Name System, mDNS service)

  • Problems with AirPrint and AirPlay on school wireless networks

  • IT groups petition Apple to "fix" Bonjour protocol

    There are some third-party solutions for this issue:

  • Aruba WLAN for Apple | Aruba Networks

  • Cisco to unveil Apple Bonjour gateway for enterprise WiFi networks

  • Aerohive Enables Every Enterprise to Support Apple AirPrint and AirPlay with Free Bonjour Gateway Software

  • Review: 6 AirPrint solutions for iPhones and iPads
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