Lexmark's Print Release solution perfect for IT administrators Nov 07, 2011 13:21 by Roy Hamilton
IT administrators can now scale up their document production needs without having to invest in a new IT infrastructure, according to Lexmark.
The printer ink firm claims its new enterprise-class Print Release solution can be hosted in the cloud via a Software as a Service model, while enabling businesses to have comprehensive mobile printing capabilities.
Lexmark stated that the new system will provide firms with the best deployment option to meet their needs with its service-oriented model.
This allows consumers to deploy and manage the Print Release solution remotely in a secure data centre.
Furthermore, the software supports the Lexmark Mobile printing app, which has been designed for Apple iOS-based and Android devices and allows employees to send documents remotely to any hosted Print Release enabled output products.
Marty Canning, president of Imaging Solutions and Services at Lexmark, said: “Tablets, smartphones and cloud-based technology are rapidly changing the way enterprises are managing their technology assets, and Lexmark’s latest enhancements to its Print Release solution enable IT professionals to continue enhancing their output strategies while concurrently managing infrastructure costs and empowering today’s mobile workers.”
On top of this, the technology allows users to track their print jobs once they have been sent to a machine.
According to Lexmark, this powerful combination of software allows IT administrators to have greater control over their document production systems, help to reduce printer ink costs and save on resources.
Recently, Lexmark also announced that it was doing more to help save the environment by using its old ink cartridges to make stationary.
In collaboration with Close the Loop, the printer ink firm is using its old devices to create pens, which are then provided to existing consumers.
Initially, the project is being used to give back stationary to people who recycle Lexmark’s products, however, there are plans to roll-out the strategy and turn it into a commercial operation where the pens and other devices would be sold.