FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the PrintMe Mobile L100, a Linux-based appliance that enables Wi-Fi printing across subnets. The L100 appliance also allows IT departments to provide secure Wi-Fi printing for guests from mobile devices outside the corporate network to printers inside the corporate firewall. The L100 appliance is easy to install and is available now through EFI's network of independent resellers.
The L100 appliance solves the problem now plaguing organizations – the need to print from a variety of mobile devices to printers on other wireless subnets. The appliance's technology is revolutionary in the way it manages the Bonjour protocol (AirPrint™) within the enterprise. When placed on a wireless subnet and used in conjunction with PrintMe Mobile software, the L100 appliance broadcasts the available printers so mobile devices on that subnet can print to any printer on the network. IT departments can centrally manage this functionality from the PrintMe Mobile administrative console making it convenient to control tens to hundreds of subnets from one location.
"The increase in mobile devices, like tablets, in the enterprise has expanded the definition of the 'office' and has challenged enterprises to enable basic desktop functionality, like printing, anywhere in the office — from any mobile device," said Georgios Fidentzis, director of technology at KBA Docusys, Inc. "The problem is many businesses are hesitant to allow guests to print from their local network, citing security concerns. EFI's PrintMe Mobile L100 appliance not only enables printing from mobile devices across wireless subnets, it also solves a major issue with secure guest printing."
The L100 appliance operates securely by publishing a list of administrator-selected printers on the corporate network to devices outside the corporate firewall. This secure Wi-Fi printing is perfect for employees who bring their own devices (BYOD), field sales people and visitors using the guest network.
"The PrintMe Mobile L100 appliance is the industry's only product that provides secure Wi-Fi printing for mobile devices outside the firewall," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing for EFI. "The L100 appliance is also scalable and easy to deploy, integrating securely into a company's network. By answering a critical user need for secure mobile printing by users on a guest network, companies can expand the utility of their smartphones and tablets, and increase workplace productivity."
About EFI PrintMe Mobile
PrintMe Mobile is the only enterprise software that enables direct Wi-Fi printing from iPads, iPhones and Android devices, from within the application one is using, to any existing network printer regardless of brand. Users enjoy the ease of simply selecting print within their application and choosing from the printers that automatically populate in a drop down menu. Developed for the enterprise, PrintMe Mobile works across multiple wireless subnets, is scalable to thousands of users, and provides powerful management and job reporting capabilities for IT administrators. The software is simple to use, manage, and deploy, often installing in as little as 30 minutes. PrintMe Mobile is available for a one time perpetual license for any number of users and print jobs. Click here to view a demo.
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EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analogue to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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