EFI Introduces Solution for Enterprise Mobile Printing
FOSTER CITY, CA—Nov. 2, 2011—EFI announced PrintMe Mobile, a mobile print solution that is breaking down the barriers to printing from tablets and smartphones in businesses. PrintMe Mobile is a cost-effective, scalable and secure on-premises mobile printing software solution that is easy to use, deploy, support and manage.
Users don’t have to download any software to their Apple, Android, Blackberry and other tablets and smartphones to print on any networked printer. IT departments can install PrintMe Mobile and deliver mobile printing on any printer connected to the network in as little as 20 minutes.
“The tablet phenomenon in the enterprise will only continue to gain momentum,” said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, a Silicon Valley-based technology consulting firm. “As devices become a more widespread business tool, there will be a natural need to support printing. EFI is getting out ahead of this enterprise IT requirement with PrintMe Mobile.”
Research shows that two-thirds of businesses are adopting tablets in 2011 and 65 percent of companies are adding five or more new mobile apps in 2011. This growth in smart device usage is also driving demand for the ability to print from mobile devices.
According to a February 2011 report from InfoTrends, 56 percent of CIOs are considering implementing a mobile print solution. Unfortunately, no true enterprise-class mobile print solution to date has addressed both the end-user and IT challenges for printing from mobile devices. Solutions have been costly or complex to implement and manage, and printouts do not always look the way a user expects them to look.
EFI PrintMe Mobile shields end users from the technological complexity of mobile printing and lets them solely experience the benefits. This simplicity and flexibility eliminates end-user frustration, and improves user efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Users are not required to leave the application in which they are working in order to print. PrintMe Mobile uniquely enables all printers on an enterprise network to be capable of direct wireless printing from Apple iPads and iPhones.