Samsung Acquires PrinterOn, Maker of Mobile Cloud-Printing Solutions, to Bolster B2B Services
Samsung Electronics reports that it’s acquired PrinterOn, which markets mobile cloud-printing solutions and which is based in Ontario, Canada. Samsung, which did not reveal the financial details of the acquisition, says the acquisition will reinforce its mobile ecosystem, particularly for the its business-to-business (B2B) customers, as well as further Samsung’s leadership in the standardization of mobile printing (Samsung is a founding member of the Mopria Alliance, which is dedicated toward developing easier mobile printing._ PrinterOn will operate as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Canada.
PrinterOn’s mobile-printing solutions are designed primarily for the enterprise, education, and public-printing locations. Users submit a print job by attaching it to an email message; PrinterOn then renders the print file in the cloud, and then delivers it to the user-selected Printer-On enabled printer. At the printer’s control panel, the user releases the job for printing by entering their secure-release code. Some of PrinterOn’s solutions include high-quality document rendering in multiple formats, multiple print submission and print-job delivery methods, and key mobile operating system support. PrinterOn also provides private cloud services for companies that don’t want print data sent outside of their company network.
“We are very excited that PrinterOn has become a part of the Samsung Team,” said Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “PrinterOn has a long history of innovation and a deep understanding of mobile cloud-based solutions.”
PrinterOn solutions have been deployed worldwide in over 120 countries at offices, hotels, universities, and libraries, and there are approximately some 10,000 PrinterOn locations worldwide. Since its inception in 2000, users of PrinterOn have printed over 80 million pages.