Print from Anywhere with Lexmark Print Release

The cloud is everywhere it seems, and honestly I still don’t trust it. I mean I wouldn’t want my data floating around out there for hackers to find. Seriously think about it, all of these security breaches lately do not make me confident in the security of my data out there floating around for anyone to possibly access. This is more of a business related application, but I’m sure consumers can use it as well with a little tweaking. It’s called Print Release and it’s a mobile printing app for both iOS and Android.





Lexmark International, Inc. announced today that its enterprise-class Print Release solution can be hosted in the cloud via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The hosted deployment allows IT administrators to scale their Lexmark Print Release solution quickly without the need to invest in new IT infrastructure, all while enabling comprehensive mobile printing capabilities across the fleet.

Enterprises will have flexibility in choosing the best Lexmark Print Release deployment option to meet their needs – either a traditional, on-premise deployment, or as a hosted service on a subscription basis. With the new service-oriented model, Lexmark provides a quick deployment and manages the Print Release solution, and associated infrastructure, remotely in a secure data center.

The hosted implementation of Lexmark Print Release includes broad support for enterprise-class mobile printing. With the Lexmark Mobile Printing App, which is designed for Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, employees can submit print jobs directly to the print queue and release them at any hosted Print Release enabled output device. The Lexmark Print Release solution can also be configured so employees can print from any email-enabled mobile device, including a BlackBerry, by simply attaching the document to an email and sending it to their corporate Print Release email account.

Lexmark Print Release not only supports printing from mobile devices, it also gives enterprises the ability to track and manage print jobs submitted from these devices when coupled with Lexmark’s activity tracking solution, Document Accounting. This powerful combination gives IT administrators better visibility into and greater control over the output environments they manage. Lexmark Document Accounting adds comprehensive tracking and reporting capabilities, which monitor the activity on output devices to collect detailed data and create reports by users, groups and devices. Print Release jobs submitted by mobile device users are tracked just the same as jobs submitted from a desktop PC.

Equipped with this valuable information, large organizations can analyze, adapt and drive improved printing habits among employees and more efficiently manage their printing and imaging assets to cut costs and save resources. In fact, customers who have implemented Lexmark Print Release as part of a managed services engagement have seen a dramatic reduction in page output, also enabling them to reduce the number of devices in their fleet.

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