OKI Brings Google Cloud Print Service to Some of its Multifunction Printers
February 13, 2014
By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor
Printing has always been an integral part of the working process in an organization. With the evolution of technology, print technologies too have evolved alongside. The recent development in the print technology arena that has caught many enterprises’ attention is the Cloud Printing.
For those unaware, Cloud Printing is an integrated technology that enables users to print documents remotely using the cloud and Internet-enabled mobile devices. It is believed that this eco-friendly technology optimizes mobile workforce productivity, while reducing wastage of printing paper.
Some of the key service providers in the current cloud printing industry include Google (News - Alert) with ‘Google Cloud Print’, HP with ‘HP Magcloud’ and ‘eprint’, Xerox with ‘PrintMe’, Peecho, DTPsystems and HubCast.
Recognizing the potential of cloud printing, OKI (News - Alert) Data Corporation, a company focused in printer business, has announced the addition of Google Cloud Print service to its selected multifunction printers (MFPs).
Initially, the Google Cloud Print service will be available on the MC300 Series and MC500 Series, and A4 color multifunction printers.
The company said that the Google Cloud Print service on the MC300 Series and MC500 Series printers will empower users of these printers to wirelessly print documents, including Gmail and Google Docs, from a smartphone, tablet, Chrome device, PC, or any other web-connected device to OKI’s Google Cloud Print Ready multifunction printers.
OKI’s MC300 Series and MC500 Series flaunts a compact design with a potential feature set, such as large paper capacity, fast print speeds, duplex printing and scanning capabilities, digital LED technology, high-definition (HD) color output, and more.
With the addition of Google Cloud Print service, both MC300 Series and MC500 Series will help clients optimize mobile workforce productivity by enabling them to print high quality business documents, when they need them, wherever they may be, without the need to install print drivers or plug in cables.
Takashi Inoue, general manager of products business division at OKI Data, said in a statement, “Using our Google Cloud Print Ready products, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, allowing you to print from anywhere, from the applications you use every day.”
Inoue added, “We understand that the workforce is becoming increasingly mobile so we are excited to deliver this additional connectivity service which will provide enhanced options for our end users and drive greater efficiency within the workplace."
Edited by Ryan Sartor