New xPrintServer® Device Enables Cloud Print-Compatible Devices Running ChromeOS, Android OS or Chrome Browsers to Wirelessly Print to Networked or USB Printers from Anywhere in the World
Irvine, Calif. – January 6, 2014 – Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity solutions, today announced the launch of its new xPrintServer® – Cloud Print Edition mobile printing device. The xPrintServer® – Cloud Print Edition enables a user's supported printers to print using cloud print technology from Android OS mobile devices, as well as any device running Google's Chrome browser and Chrome operating system (ChromeOS). The xPrintServer® – Cloud Print Edition is the latest edition to Lantronix award-winning xPrintServer family of products, joining the xPrintServer - Home Edition and xPrintServer – Office Edition, which enable native mobile printing from iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. The xPrintServer® – Cloud Print Edition is the first and only print server certified by Google to support cloud print technology. The product is available for pre-order today at Lantronix.com.
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.
"Mobile printing is an exciting, burgeoning new market driven by the proliferation of mobile devices and BYOD," said Morgan J. Moran, president for Kheelan Business Technologies – a global provider of integrated network infrastructure, computing devices and software applications for business owners and IT professionals. "Our customers demand robust, best in class solutions like Lantronix's award-winning xPrintServer. With their introduction of a new Cloud Print edition, Lantronix has once again demonstrated its leadership in the mobile printing market. "
The xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition supports any device (tablet, smartphone, PC, laptop and more) running Google's Chrome browser – one of the most popular browsers in the world, with more than 310 million active users globally in 2013, according to Google. The product also supports business 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 peg the number of businesses using Google Apps, Google Docs, and Chromebooks to exceed 10 million.
"Lantronix is leading the way in mobile printing, and we're pleased to be partnering with them to address the mobile printing needs of our customers and dealers," said Kyle Yost, partner at En-Net Services – a Maryland-based Lantronix reseller and provider of networking, IT, and energy consulting services to U.S. government agencies, government contractors, higher education institutions and major utilities. "We are already thrilled with the ease of use and performance of the iOS-version of the xPrintServer, and believe the new Cloud Print Edition will further solidify Lantronix's place as a leader in mobile printing."
Lantronix will showcase the Cloud Print Edition at Digital Experience on January 6, 2014, the evening prior to the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. At the event, attendees will see the xPrintServer in action – enabling Cloud Print users to print directly from their mobile devices. With more than 1,200 members of the press in attendance, Digital Experience is the nation's largest technology media event.
"With millions of businesses adopting smart devices in the workplace, more and more are seeking easy to adopt printing solutions that allow them to cost-effectively leverage their existing networked printers," said Kurt Busch, Lantronix president and CEO. "The launch of our new xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition rounds out our xPrintServer family by addressing more than half of the multi-billion dollar mobile printing market. In addition to providing users of Android and Chrome-based devices with the ability to print to any supported printer from any device – the new xPrintServer allows users to print to their printer from anywhere in the world using cloud print technology. It also works seamlessly with Google's increasingly popular portfolio of business productivity tools and services such as Google Apps and Google Docs."
How to Buy: Cloud Print Edition
The new xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition retails for $149.95 MSRP and is currently available for pre-order from Lantronix.com. The product will begin shipping on February 28, 2014 in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Customers can also sign up at Lantronix.com for more information and to be notified when the product begins shipping.
How to Buy: iOS (Office and Home) Editions
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
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The xPrintServer: Open it. Plug it in. Print!
The xPrintServer family comprises easy-to-use hardware solutions for both Apple iOS devices and Google Cloud Print-ready devices. With automatic printer discovery and no configuration, printing is hassle-free. Simply open the box, plug in power and Ethernet, and print – from any iOS device running iOS version 4.2 or later or Google ChromeOS version 2.2 or later – to virtually any USB or network-connected printer, whether wired or wireless.
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.
About Lantronix 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, http://www.lantronix.com/blog, features industry discussion and updates. To follow Lantronix on Twitter, please visit http://www.twitter.com/Lantronix.