New ‘Plug-and-Print’ Solution Enables iOS Device Printing for Businesses and Consumers with Networked Printers
Irvine, Calif. – December 13, 2011 – Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of its new patent-pending xPrintServer™, the first Apple iOS® print server compatible with the iPad®2, iPad, iPhone®, iPod® touch, and virtually any device running Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The xPrintServer is available for pre-ordering now at store.Lantronix.com. The product will begin shipping in the first calendar quarter of 2012, and will also be available on Amazon, NewEgg, Buy.com, and MacMall websites. Lantronix will be showcasing the xPrintServer at Digital Experience on January 9, 2012, the evening prior to the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas.
The xPrintServer, roughly the size of an iPhone, is an easy-to-use hardware solution that utilizes the iOS native print menu and requires no additional applications, software downloads, or printer driver installations. With automatic printer discovery and no configuration, printing is easy and hassle-free. Simply open the box, plug the xPrintServer anywhere into the network, and print wirelessly from any iOS device running iOS version 4.2 or later, to virtually any network-connected printer.
Current market estimates peg iPad users at more than 73 million around the world today, with more than 50 percent using the device for business purposes. With more than 900 million iPads forecasted to be deployed globally by 2015, the xPrintServer is designed to close the loop on the missing print function for driving business usage and productivity for the iPad and iPhone community in office settings.
The xPrintServer currently supports thousands of printer models from leading printer families including HP, Brother, Epson, Canon, Dell, Lexmark, and Xerox. In addition to in-house testing at Lantronix and third-party testing, validation was conducted by QualityLogic, Inc., a provider of software quality test tools and testing services for printer and printer-related companies including HP, Canon, Dell, Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, AT&T and many more companies. As new printer brands and printer models become available, Lantronix will post updates on www.Lantronix.com.
“The xPrintServer embodies our goal of leveraging Lantronix technology to serve the needs of today’s growing markets,” said Kurt Busch, president and CEO for Lantronix. “The proliferation of iPads and iPhones in the corporate world has yielded a potentially tremendous opportunity for providing an easy printing solution for enterprise-class printers, free of hassles associated with today’s work-around solutions. Printing in a corporate environment is a necessity, and with more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies slated to deploy iPads by the end of 2011, this is an ideal time to expand into this market.”
How to Buy
As the first product in the xPrintServer family, the xPrintServer-Network Edition retails for $149.95 MSRP, and is designed for enterprises and consumers using network-connected printers, either wired or wireless. The xPrintServer-Network Edition is available for pre-order now at store.Lantronix.com. Additionally, it will be available for purchase in the first calendar quarter of 2012 and will be available for shipping in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe through www.Lantronix.com, and globally from leading sites including Amazon, NewEgg, Buy.com, and MacMall.
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 serves some of the largest medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail/POS, financial, government, consumer electronics/appliances, IT/data center and pro-AV/signage entities in the world. The company’s headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif.
© 2011 Lantronix, Inc. Lantronix, Inc. and Lantronix are registered trademarks, and xPrintServer is a trademark of Lantronix, Inc. iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective holders. Specifications subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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