Xerox Expands Printing Options for Mobile Workers, Agrees to Resell EFI PrintMe Service25 Jun, 2002
Xerox Expands Printing Options for Mobile Workers, Agrees to Resell EFI PrintMe Service
Xerox Corporation is continuing to make it easier for mobile workers to print and manage their documents while they are away from their offices.
The company announced it will resell Electronics for Imaging's PrintMe Networks(TM) mobile and Internet printing system, and it has upgraded Xerox mDoc(TM) remote document access software.
PrintMe(TM) makes it easy to access documents and print both inside and outside the corporate firewall in public places such as hotels, airports and quick-print shops. mDoc 3.1 gives expanded access to documents residing on servers inside corporate firewalls. In addition, mDoc users can access documents on the PrintMe network.
With EFI's PrintMe solution, mobile workers can print documents from their personal computers, PDAs, two-way pagers and even cell phones by simply "dialing" in to any printer on the expanding PrintMe network. A business traveler in New York, for example, could upload a document to the PrintMe server; then when he reached his hotel in San Francisco, he could retrieve a hard copy of it from a Xerox Document Centre printer attached to the PrintMe network in the hotel's business center.
When the PrintMe concept was announced last fall, Xerox pledged to enable its products for PrintMe access. Now the Xerox direct sales force has begun selling PrintMe subscriptions that include the PrintMe station. A one-year subscription, which includes 6,000 printed pages, is priced at $995.
Xerox's mDoc lets users of wireless devices print, fax and view attachments from handheld devices. In addition to its enterprise printing capability, mDoc offers PrintMe as a menu option so mobile users can more readily print to a print-for-pay environment or any other PrintMe-connected printer.
With the latest upgrades, Xerox has expanded mDoc's printing capabilities. In addition to selecting printers by name, users can now enter the IP address of any printer on the enterprise network. In addition, mDoc 3.1 improves formatting of Microsoft Excel files, and the fax function has been integrated with the user's own contact list to simplify the entry of fax numbers.
The free upgrade will be available to current mDoc 3.0 users starting in mid-July.