PrintMe Enables Wireless Printing From Any Windows Powered Smartphone
Press release from the issuing company
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--Oct. 22, 2002-- Electronics for Imaging(TM) today announced that its PrintMe Networks(TM) mobile printing solution now enhances the functionality of the new Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone, which was introduced today in London. PrintMe(TM) provides exceptional benefits to customers who require on-the-go access to printed materials, allowing Smartphone users to print any e-mail or attachment directly from their phone to any fax machine or printer on the global PrintMe network. PrintMe completes the mobile e-mail and Internet experience, transforming the Windows Powered Smartphone and other wireless devices into powerful work tools. Microsoft is promoting PrintMe to millions of users as a premier product for the Windows Powered Smartphone.
"Since its introduction earlier this year, PrintMe has set the standard in mobile and Internet printing, and we are thrilled that Microsoft has chosen to work with us to deliver an unmatched fax and printing solution to Smartphone users," said Ofer Tenenbaum, PrintMe General Manager at EFI. "Industry research shows mobile professionals are driving much of the technology investment in the mobile segment and one of mobile professionals' biggest headaches is not being able to print away from the office. PrintMe solves this vexing problem. Since it adds a great user benefit to full-featured mobile devices, the PrintMe solution is an ideal fit for the Windows Powered Smartphone."
"As people find it easy to access email on their Smartphone, the need to print their messages and attachments will increase," said Douglas Dedo, Marketing Manager, Mobile Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "EFI's PrintMe offering is helping to provide simple, ubiquitous printing, expanding the possibilities of the phone in your pocket."
PrintMe makes wireless printing a breeze from the Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone. PrintMe enables users to send documents from a Smartphone, personal computer, PDA, two-way pager or any Internet-enabled cell phone to any PrintMe-enabled printer, without complex setup, software or IT support.
By simply "dialing" into printers on the PrintMe network, or to any fax machine, PrintMe provides people everywhere with the freedom to print or fax their e-mail messages and attachments at any time, anywhere, from any device, to any fax machine or PrintMe connected printer. PrintMe takes the hassle out of printing by eliminating the burden and complexity of print drivers, cables and connectivity.
PrintMe: How It Works
PrintMe works like a phone system for printers. Every printer that joins the network (e.g., becomes PrintMe-enabled) is assigned a number, like a phone number, that allows users to send documents to it from wireless devices. PrintMe is a secure, global system that connects printers and users, anytime, anywhere. PrintMe works with Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone software or any mobile device without requiring the addition of software, drivers or IT support. Users can immediately begin printing wirelessly at any PrintMe-enabled location throughout the world including select airports, hotels, print for pay and corporate environments.
Key benefits of PrintMe include:
1. Print anything, anytime from your Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone
2. Printing and faxing is as easy as sending an e-mail message
3. No software, cables or complex setup
4. Print and fax both e-mails and attachments
5. Works with Microsoft Office and other popular document formats
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