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EFI: eOffice installs PrintMe mobile printing solution

Press release from the issuing company

June 2, 2003 -- eOffice has recently installed four PrintMe wireless mobile printing units from Electronics For Imaging (EFI) for its flagship London, UK -based office. The four PrintMe stations were installed in its Soho office in early April, and have already proven popular with many eOffice clients, especially "hot-desking" mobile business executives who need to print important files, emails and other documents when away from their office. Established one year ago, eOffice is an entirely new concept in the serviced office sector. The company provides an aesthetically inspiring, high-tech, professional environment that offers a wide range of 'plug and play' solutions, including hot-desking, high-tech conferencing, virtual offices and dedicated workstations to travelling business executives, SMEs (small or medium enterprises) or other freelance businesses. Says Pier Paolo Mucelli, founder and CEO of eOffice: "We are creating a new business culture, providing the technology and the surroundings to enable business executives to change the way they work. Our goal is to provide total flexibility and convenience for our customers, making it efficient and easy to do business in a mobile environment. With the installation of PrintMe, we can now offer clients and potential clients a completely wireless mobile print solution." Since PrintMe stations can be easily connected to all printers, such as the four colour and B/W Canon printers at eOffice, the initial investment in adopting PrintMe's mobile printing technology was both easy and affordable. One of the biggest frustrations facing the mobile business executive is being able to print vital business documents whilst on the move or away from their usual office environment. But with eOffice's hot-desking services, clients can now print their urgent documents to any of its four PrintMe-enabled printers, without the hassle of having to connect to the printer with cables or install the specific print driver. With PrintMe, clients simply upload the documents required from their laptops or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) to the PrintMe Network which is accessed through a simple online process found in the 'Services' section of the eOffice website. These documents can be printed immediately, or securely 'parked' on the network until such time as the executive wants to print his or her documents. The documents can then be retrieved from any one of eOffice's PrintMe-enabled printers by entering a personalised security code into the keypad of the PrintMe station located next to the printer. In addition to uploading and printing documents via the dedicated, secure PrintMe website, clients can also email their messages and document attachments directly to the PrintMe station from their mobile phones, PDA or Blackberry. Users simply forward the document or email and attachments to the PrintMe station's designated e-mail address. Says Nick Wingrove, business development manager for PrintMe at EFI: "There is a natural synergy between PrintMe and what eOffice is providing its clients. We are both making it easier for people to work effectively away from their offices. eOffice is one of the first companies in the serviced office sector to offer a complete wireless printing solution in the UK, and is certainly at the forefront of providing services for the fast growing 'mobile business' sector." Digital images of eOffice and PrintMe are available on request.