EFI's PrintMe Service Makes Mobile Printing a Snap for BlackBerry Users
Press release from the issuing company
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--May 5, 2003-- BlackBerry users can now easily print documents away from the office by installing a free and easy to use PrintMe(TM) client on their wireless handheld. PrintMe is the Internet printing solution from Electronics For Imaging that lets you print to enabled printers and all fax machines from mobile devices like laptops, PDAs and BlackBerry handhelds without requiring any cables, print drivers, or complex network setup.
BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds(TM) from Research In Motion (RIM) have attracted a devoted following among corporate workers and mobile professionals who use it to send and receive email away from the office. EFI's PrintMe solution now lets BlackBerry users have a complete "out of office" experience by being able to print those emails and any attachments remotely. Other PrintMe features for BlackBerry include managing and storing frequently accessed printer and fax numbers in the built-in PrintMe address book.
"Our customers value their time and rely on BlackBerry to stay productive on the go," said Mark Guibert, vice president, brand management at Research In Motion. "With PrintMe, BlackBerry users can further increase their productivity with the ability to remotely print email and attachments."
"BlackBerry users often need to print documents when they are on the road," said Ofer Tenenbaum, general manager of PrintMe at EFI. "With PrintMe downloaded onto a BlackBerry handheld, printing away from the office is now as simple as click and print. This makes BlackBerry an even more powerful out of office tool for all mobile professionals."
The free download adds PrintMe to the menu bar, letting BlackBerry users easily print to any printer on the PrintMe network or to any fax machine with just one click. The software download, as well as other PrintMe information, is available at www.printme.com. PrintMe offers both free and premium printing accounts. In conjunction with the BlackBerry offer, PrintMe is offering a 60 day free trial of its premium account which allows printing both to enabled printers (color and black and white) and to any fax machine. PrintMe printers are available in select airports, hotels and corporate environments worldwide.
PrintMe is a secure, global system that connects printers and users via the Internet. Users can send documents via e-mail or over the web, using laptops and desktop computers, wireless and mobile devices, and cell phones and two-way pagers.
The free, downloadable PrintMe client uses only 70K of file space. It is available for BlackBerry 857 and 957 models and BlackBerry Enterprise Server software versions 2.1 or later.
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