Foster City, Calif. - EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today released PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, a free software application that enables direct printing from Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4.2-enabled devices to EFI Fiery-driven printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs). Targeted at enterprise and mobile print environments, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint is one of the first offerings available to support Apple's new AirPrint platform and iOS 4.2. EFI, a leader in mobile printing solutions for over nine years, extends its flagship line of PrintMe mobile and cloud-based printing applications with this latest offering.
"With the launch of PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, EFI is satisfying one of the top requests from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere with a solution for printing directly from these mobile devices to a broad array of more than 250,000 Fiery-driven printers and MFP's installed today," said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president, EFI. "Following on the heels of our recent PrintMe enhancements, this unique offering enables business professionals to easily and quickly print from any application on their Apple device to almost any Fiery printer. No existing corporate printer fleets out there today work with the new iOS 4.2 software – until now."
With AirPrint and the iOS 4.2 software, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer on their network and print. Once installed by a corporate IT department, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint will show all available Fiery-driven printers* as destinations on a user's printer list. There is no need for the individual user to download an application or for the enterprise to purchase a specific iOS-enabled printer or upgrade or modify existing printers or MFPs.
With the recent explosion of smartphones and tablets, now more than ever, mobile workers need to be able to access and print their documents on the go. EFI PrintMe and PrintMe Connect for AirPrint technology make this possible today.