With the popularity of Ipads and Smart Phones comes the desire to occasionally print some of the stuff. What’s the easiest way to do that? I’m going to mention a couple of ways that are easy and don’t cost much. One is from Google and this can work with your existing copiers and printers. Another would be from one of our manufacturers, Kyocera. This capability is now an ‘ad on value’ with any new Kyocera copier or MFP that you purchase or lease from us.
First Google. This is an excerpt from a recent article by Ronelle Ingram, a copier industry expert, in the August 2011 ENX magazine. She says, “Google’s stated goal is to build a printing experience that enables any app on any device to print to any printer anywhere in the world. Google uses a cloud print service. Apps no longer rely on the local operations system (and drivers) to print. Instead, apps use Google Cloud Print to submit and manage print jobs. Google Cloud Print sends the print job to the appropriate printer.”
With Google’s Cloud Print you must register one or more of your copiers and printers with Google and associate them to your Gmail account. You then print from your phone’s Gmail interface. Ronelle goes onto say that, “The registration process consists of downloading a special beta version of Google Chrome from the Cloud Print Website, installing it on a computer connected to a printer that you want to make available through the service, and enabling the printer.”
And finally, Kyocera’s Capture 2go Hypass. This allows users to print from an Apple Iphone or Ipod Touch Device. With Capture2go Hypass Software users can now scan documents directly to their Iphone or Ipad device using the software (now available on Itunes or the Apple App store), via a wifi network. The ability to print directly from an Iphone or Ipod touch is also available, with the option for users to scan an entire local network for available devices.
For more information on Kyocera’s Capture 2go Hypass call us or fill out the contact page. The future is here.