Lantronix Announces xPrintServer Mobile Printing Support for Kindle Fire
xPrintServer – Google Cloud Print Edition Provides Easy and Secure Mobile Printing for Amazon Kindle Fire Users
Irvine, Calif. – March 24, 2014 – Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity solutions, today announced that its new xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition mobile printing device supports printing from the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets from Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN). Without the need to download any software or update their device, Kindle Fire tablet users can now use an xPrintServer to print photos, email attachments (including documents, spreadsheets, images, photos, PDFs, and more), and any webpage via their Chrome browser. The xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition is the first and only print server certified by Google to support cloud print technology.
“Today, Amazon is positioning the Kindle Fire HDX as an up and coming solution for enterprise users – with features such as ease of integration with corporate Exchange servers via ActiveSync, support for advance security features, a native VPN client, and more,” said Kurt Busch, president and CEO for Lantronix. “We believe easy mobile printing is a key missing ingredient for enterprise adoption, and are thrilled that our innovative xPrintServer provides a printing solution for the Kindle Fire.”
About the Kindle Fire
On September 25, 2013, Amazon introduced the new Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX. According to a 2013 report by Forrester Research, the Kindle Fire was the number two best-selling tablet after Apple’s iPad. The Kindle Fire itself is a mini tablet computer version of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book reader, running on a custom version of Google’s Android operating system called Fire OS. The device includes access to the Amazon Appstore, streaming movies and TV shows, and Kindle’s e-books.
According to app analytics company Localytics, the Kindle Fire in the U.S. constitutes a 33 percent share of the Android tablet market.
About the xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition
Roughly the size of a smartphone, the new xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition is an easy-to-use hardware solution for cloud printing that requires no additional software downloads or printer driver installations. With automatic printer discovery and configuration, mobile printing is simple and hassle-free for both businesses and individual IT professionals. Simply open the box, plug the xPrintServer into the network, and it automatically links all user IDs to all printers on the network, enabling cloud printing in minutes.
The xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition supports Android devices (smartphones, tablets), and devices (including tablets, smartphones, PCs, and laptops) running Google’s Chrome browser. Market research firm IHS iSuppli recently reported that in 2013, cumulative shipments of Android smartphones exceeded one billion units worldwide, and is estimated to approach three billion cumulative units by 2016. Google’s Chrome browser is one of the most popular browsers in the world, with more than 310 million active users globally in 2013, according to Google.
The xPrintServer product also supports users of Google Apps – a cloud-based productivity suite by Google that helps businesses connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. Current market estimates expect the number of businesses using Google Apps, Google Docs, and Chromebooks to exceed 10 million in 2014.
About Cloud Print
Google Cloud Print is a technology that connects printers to the web. With Google Cloud Print, users can make their home and work printers available to anyone they choose. Google Cloud Print works on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, PCs, and any other web-connected devices. When printing through Google Cloud Print, files are securely sent over the web to any designated printer, be it in the same location as the user or on another continent.
Key xPrintServer Features and Benefits
- Print to existing printers – no need to buy new printers
- Easy to use / automatic discovery and setup of printers
- Enables printing from smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops or PCs
- Supports thousands of top brand USB, network, and wireless printers
- Administrative and security settings easily accessible and managed via web interface
- Google Cloud Print-ready
How to Buy: Mobile Printing for Cloud Print and Android
The new xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition retails for $149.95 MSRP and is currently available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe at Lantronix.com, Amazon.com, and other select e-tailers, as well as through the company’s global distribution network.
How to Buy: Mobile Printing for iOS Devices
For native mobile printing from iOS devices, Lantronix offers the xPrintServer Home –Edition and xPrintServer – Office Edition. The xPrintServer – Office Edition retails for $199.95 MSRP, and the xPrintServer – Home Edition retails for $99.95 MSRP. Both iOS editions (Office and Home) are currently available from Lantronix.com, as well as a variety of e-tailers including Amazon, Best Buy Online, Buy.com, CDW, Ebyte.com, Insight Enterprises, MacMall, Mavtechonline.com, NeutronUSA, Newegg.com, NextDayPC.com, NextWarehouse.com, PCMall, PowerMax.com, Provantage, SemiconductorStore.com, SoftwareForLess, and more.
The xPrintServer family currently supports thousands of networked printer models from leading printer families including HP, Brother, Epson, Canon, Dell, Lexmark, and Xerox. The printers supported by xPrintServer may vary for different editions of the xPrintServer. For detailed printer support lists, as well as updates regarding new printer brands and printer models being supported, please visit www.Lantronix.com.
xPrintServer Reseller Program
For companies interested in volume purchases or xPrintServer distribution, reseller and partnership opportunities, please contact [email protected].
xPrintServer – Cloud Print launch video: https://www.lantronix.com/xprintserver-cloudprint-video
xPrintServer – Office Edition (iOS) launch video: https://www.lantronix.com/xprintserver-office-video/
xPrintServer – Home Edition (iOS) launch video: https://www.lantronix.com/xprintserver-home-video/
Demo (installation) video: https://www.lantronix.com/xprintserver-demo-video/
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with and between virtually any electronic device. Our smart connectivity solutions enable sharing data between devices and applications to empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely and securely connect electronic equipment via networks and the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix products have applications in every industry, including medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail, POS, financial, government, consumer electronics, and IT/data center. The Company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com. The Lantronix blog, https://www.lantronix.com/blog, features industry discussion and updates. To follow Lantronix on Twitter, please visit https://www.twitter.com/Lantronix.
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