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PlanOn Empowers BlackBerry Smart Phone Users with New Mobile Enhanced Print Application Service

10 Feb, 2010

PlanOn Empowers BlackBerry Smart Phone Users with New Mobile Enhanced Print Application Service

Toronto, ONT. (Feb. 2010)– PlanOn, a leading provider of portable scanning and printing solutions, today announced the PlanOn Mobile Enhanced Print Application for Blackberry, its new Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based print server application for the Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry smart phone. The new service allows users to print full-page web pages and virtually any email attachment, including documents, spreadsheets, pdf’s, presentations, photos and images, directly through the Blackberry from anywhere, anytime, using the PlanOn PrintStikTM  mobile printer.

The PlanOn Mobile Enhanced Print Application service takes the concept of the “mobile office” to the next level of convenience for both business professionals and individual consumers. Blackberry users taking advantage of this new service will now have complete mobile print capability without having to connect to a laptop or other computer, such as in a hotel business center or Internet café, while away from the office.

“Whether you’re a ‘road warrior’ business traveler  who needs to print your boarding pass while racing to the airport, a realtor printing the listing info en route to a show a home, or a soccer mom printing the after-school game schedule, our Mobile Enhanced Print service gives you the ultimate in flexibility and convenience,” explained Doug Verkaik, CEO of PlanOn. “Our goal is to deliver a complete ‘Office in a Pocket’ solution, and this in-the-cloud service adds a significant new dimension of mobility.”

PlanOn is offering the Mobile Enhanced Print Application in a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model for individual users. The service is free of charge for the first full year for users of its PrintStik PS950 model mobile printer, and for six months for users of the PS905 model. After the initial period, the subscription is affordably priced.

For companies that want to enable a large numbers of employees to take advantage of the service, or enterprises whose employees may need to remotely access and print sensitive materials, PlanOn also offers an enterprise license option that allows the print application software to be installed on a server inside the company’s firewall.

Mobile Enhanced Print Service Extends PrintStik Mobile Printing Capabilities
The Mobile Enhanced Print Application extends the mobile printing capabilities and convenience of PlanOn’s PrintStik portable printers for Blackberry users.  PrintStik is the world’s smallest full page printer with a self-contained roll of paper, rechargeable battery and embedded Bluetooth technology.

The PrintStik uses thermal paper in convenient pop-in cartridges, so no messy ink or toner is ever needed. Designed ruggedly for portable reliability, the PrintStik produces straight, flat sheets with smudge-free high 600dpi resolution print quality. An eco-friendly “green” paper-saver mode puts more printing on the page and supports partial-page printouts to reduce the amount of paper used.

The Mobile Enhanced Print Application service captures the full content of any document or attachment, or the location of a web page currently being viewed, automatically converts it to a print-ready file format, and sends it through the Blackberry directly to the PrintStik for instant printing anywhere anytime. Together with the PrintStik, users can now quickly and easily:

  • print web pages from a Blackberry in a full page format
  • print attachments from email including PDF, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Jpeg, PowerPoint, PNG, Gif, BMP, WBMP formats
  • print calendar appointments by day-week-month

“PlanOn is at the forefront of the market in working as an ISV partner with Blackberry to provide the most comprehensive mobile computing solutions,” said Verkaik. “Our new Mobile Enhanced Print service is the perfect complement to extend the flexibility of our portable office suite including the PrintStik printers and DocuPen Pen-sized Full Page Scanners.”

About PlanOn System Solutions Inc.
PlanOn System Solutions, Inc. has been providing scanning and portable computing solutions that enhance the mobile office for over a decade. PlanOn’s talented R&D team has successfully brought the results of our market research on unmet needs in the mobile computing market to innovative, visionary solutions. PlanOn is also the developer of the DocuPen, a full-page, portable, pen-sized, scanner which provides the ultimate in flexibility and versatility through its ergonomic and lightweight design. The company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and located in Cheektowaga, New York. Planon can be reached at 1 888-507-3926 or through their website at http://www.planon.com

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