The Copier Industry Goes Mobile

Mobile devices are hot.  I certainly enjoy mine.  So when you find something interesting on your Ipad or SmartPhone, how do you send it to your copier to be printed?  EFI works with all brands of copiers with their PrintMe Mobile software.  2.2 was recently released and is their fourth generation.  It is enterprise software that enables direct Wi-Fi printing from iPads, iPhones, and Android devices from within the application they are using to any existing network printer regardless of brand.  The latest version allows IT departments to control and manage printing from tablets and smartphones anywhere in the enterprise.

Konica Minolta’s recent introduction of the PageScope Mobile Android App version 1.0 connects the company’s bizhub MFPs with Android mobile devices.  It’s a free download from the Google Play Store.  With PageScope Mobile users can browse, read, and instruct printing of select documents and images.  It can be connected with cloud services such as Google Docs enabling download of stored data  from cloud services directly to mobile devices and then to print by bizhub MFPs

Let’s look at Kyocera’s free app for that.  Most of the newer Kyoceras we sell or lease have the ability to work with mobile devices.

Kyocera introduced Mobile Print this year.  This allows mobile users to print and send files, scans, and images from their mobile devices to selected Kyocera devices on their network.  At this point, Kyocera mobile apps are free.  Apple has pretty much conditioned users to the concept of ‘free’ apps.

These apps are updated all the time to integrate better with the devices.  Initially, the app was introduced to support PDFs and JPEGs.  Check with us and we can let you know the latest features on the app.

A couple of years ago Kyocera inroduced Capture2go, a document-capture iPhone app that used Kyocera’s HyPAS technology.  The app is available from the Apple AppStore on itunes for the iPhone and iPod Tourch.  With Capture2go, users can scan documents on the Kyocera series of MFPs for review and distribution on the iPhone.  Once scanned into the iPhone users can print the document to any authorized Kyocera networked printer within the organization.

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