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EFI Announces New Cloud Printing and Management Features

EFI has expanded its PrintMe cloud printing solution to include new apps and drivers, more locations to print and additional language support. The PrintMe service allows users to print from their mobile devices to public printers in a variety of locations, including hotels, convention centers, airports, college campuses, office superstores and other retail and business locations.

New features include:

  • New iPhone/iPad and Android applications allow mobile users to print documents, photos or web pages from their mobile device. They can also access and print documents stored on cloud tools such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Microsoft SkyDrive, SugarSync and 4shared.
  • Windows and Mac laptop or desktop users can install one print driver in order to send documents or web pages to PrintMe Cloud.
  • Users of any mobile device can also e-mail a document to print@printme.com or upload to the PrintMe.com website.
  • A new locator service on the mobile application uses GPS or a search function to find the nearest print location presented on a map or in a list. The PrintMe.com website has a location-based search feature with both a map and a list of locations.
  • Nine languages are now supported: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

The company has also announced EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral, a new cloud-based management system for its M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station. The M500 station is a self-serve and payment system that allows printing from mobile phones, iPads, USB drives and cloud accounts. With the addition of Self-Serve AdminCentral, administrators can now securely configure and manage their M500 stations anytime, anywhere via a Web browser. Users can configure devices; add services without changing the hardware; and set or adjust prices and tax rates. They can also generate sales and usage reports, monitor real-time device status and update device software online.

For more information go to the EFI site.

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