EFI PrintMe Mobile Adds Support for Chromebooks
Electronics for Imaging (EFI) today announced PrintMe Mobile 3.0. This latest version of EFI’s mobile printing solution new features specifically designed for the educational sector, including Chromebook support, and easy-to-deploy mobile printing on shared devices in the classroom.
EFI’s PrintMe Mobile is server-based enterprise software that enables Wi-Fi printing from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to all networked printers regardless of brand.
Eliminating Administrative Bottlenecks in Chromebook Mobile Printing
According to FutureSource Consulting, Chromebooks, which run the Chrome OS operating system, accounted for 19 percent of the United States K-12 market for mobile computers in 2013. As these inexpensive laptops grow in popularity among educational institutions, EFI says it’s meeting the demand by providing schools with the unique ability for students to easily print files created with Chromebook to a PrintMe Mobile-enabled printer. With PrintMe Mobile 3.0, administrators avoid the hassle of associating individual user accounts with each registered printer to enable Google Cloud Print. Instead, administrators only need to instruct students to install the PrintMe Mobile extension from the Chrome Web Store and enter the name of their local PrintMe Mobile server. Files can then be printed from Google Drive directly to any network-attached printer configured in PrintMe Mobile.
“The use of mobile devices in educational institutions continues to grow, and EFI is placing a greater emphasis on continuing to build out PrintMe Mobile to support both the new demands of mobile device users and the growing variety of mobile devices in schools,” commented John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing for EFI. “With the increasing popularity of Chromebook laptops in the classroom, we are thrilled to be the first to offer mobile printing support for these devices that encourage active and engaged learning within the classroom and beyond.”
Secure Personal email Account Support
EFI says another unique feature offered in the latest version of PrintMe Mobile enables users to print documents from their personal email accounts using print via email workflow. EFI says administrators are now guaranteed secure email printing by optionally requiring users to authenticate their use of a personal email account through the company’s Active Directory. No other mobile printing solution offers this convenient feature, providing more security and ease-of-use for users and administrators.
For more information on PrintMe Mobile, visit EFI here.