Okidata Americas Plans to Resell Lantronix xPrintServerDecember 7, 2012 No Comments
On November 19, Okidata Americas announced through their official press release that they have signed to an agreement with one of the global providers of smart M2M connectivity solutions, Lantronix, in regard to reselling the company’s best-selling mobile printing device xPrintServer. According to Keith Fenton, the product planning manager for MFP Software and Solutions at Okidata Americas, “By offering the xPrintServer with our single- and multi-function printers, OKI Data is able to provide mobile printing solutions to help optimize performance within specific workgroup environments quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.”
The Lantronix xPrintServer is specifically designed to enable wireless printing for iOS devices such as iPads, iPhones and iPods without the need of any mobile printing application or software installed. It also eliminates the need to download the documents on the computer or to send the print jobs to your printer’s e-mail address. And by using Lantronix xPrinter Server, you don’t have to worry about buying a new printer compatible to it because it supports more than 4,000 top brand USB and printers such as Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Minolta, Lexmark, Toshiba, Ricoh, Xerox and of course, Okidata.
For both xPrintServer Home Edition and Office Edition, they offer users the following advantages below:
- Easy to use / automatic discovery and set up of printers
- Advanced configurations via web interface
- One xPrintServer supports multiple printers & virtually unlimited iOS devices
- Supports unlimited iOS devices and multiple network, wireless and USB printers.
- USB printer(s) can be shared over your network
- Print directly from the iOS native menu (no apps required)
- Printer User Management / Advanced User Configuration
- Remote Authentication / Active Directory
- Configuration Save / Restore
- Proxy Server Support
Specifically designed to provide a more convenient way of printing at home especially in the office where wireless printing is mostly needed, Lantronix xPrintServer received excellent reviews and comments from the critics. One of them is a review from New York Times, stating, “Seldom do plug-and-play devices live up to the name. The xPrintServer from Lantronix may be the exception.” Another one is from iLounge.com, “It’s simple to set up, helps users of both wired and wireless premium printers, and does exactly what it purports to do.” While InfoWorld gave a 9.1 out of 10 percent rating to the xPrintServer, saying in its review that the xPrintServer “is by far the easiest way to AirPrint-enable your printers.”
And upon such agreement, it made Okidata the first printer manufacturer to resell the Lantronix xPrintServer iOS wireless printing device, thus gaining an advantage in the mobile printing solutions market. Okidata also mentioned in its press release their plan of selling the Lantronix xPrnterServer device along with their LED/laser printers and Okidata toner cartridges, perhaps aiming the business printing as its main market.
“This agreement bolsters OKI Data’s position as a valued printing solutions provider to our enterprise customers,” said Fenton.