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October 22, 2010

EFI Debuts PrintMe Mobile Printing Solution

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Allowing mobile workers to print from any Internet-enabled device, EFI launched its next generation of the PrintMe mobile printing solution. EFI PrintMe offers a real-time cloud printing solution that allows users to print anywhere on internet-enabled devices without software, cables or complex set up, stated EFI.

Allowing mobile workers to upload their documents to the PrintMe cloud and securely print them on any PrintMe-enabled printer, EFI PrintMe was the world's first cloud-based printing platform, which was launched nine years ago. Making it easy to print on the go, whether it is guest printing in an enterprise, printing from a hotel room or airport, or just using a mobile device on the street, the solution has thousands of placements worldwide, with millions of pages printed.

“Long before the explosion of smartphones and the current buzz about cloud-based services, EFI brought to market a cutting-edge mobile printing technology that has enabled millions of pages to be printed," said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president of EFI, in a press release. "Now, we're bringing this same functionality to business professionals who want to print from any application, on any mobile device, to any printer wherever they are.”

EFI’s PrintMe's "cloud aware" printers provide features such as document conversion capabilities, unique smartphone apps, a new print driver, and SDK's for developers who wish to add printing capabilities to their applications. Allowing users to print airline boarding passes, web pages, photos and more from their iPhone (News - Alert), iTouch or iPad, the PrintMe iPhone application will be available in early November.

Recently, the company announced two Fiery servers for the new Xerox Color 550/560 Printer, which EFI said are designed to meet diverse customer requirements. The printer provides easy-to-use tools and workflows to the customers, said EFI. The Fiery VUE application allows users to easily print professional-looking booklets and other documents by targeting at the office environment. The Fiery server's Smart RIP technology significantly boosts performance, the company stated.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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