Can you relate to this video? (I can, hugely at school! Watch this it will make you laugh! )
Although our school system is making welcome changes to allow print capabilities this fall, printing and solid wi-fi connectivity can be source of frustration when using the iPad. As good as the iPad is, if you create content or documents and can’t seamlessly produce them, access them (my wonderful former IT guy, Marty Gross always used the word seamless which to me is extremely important – thank you Marty), then why do those kinds of tasks on the iPad?? They are possible but connectivity for access to iCloud, servers and printers are needed!
Here is a new solution to that old, frustrating print problem!
xPrintServer Network Edition – I do not have experience with this but is sounds like a great solution for a business or school situation. Here is more information from the Lantronix website:
Print from all your iOS devices to virtually any printer!
xPrintServer enables wireless printing for iOS devices such as iPads® and iPhones® using their native print menu. It eliminates the need to print through apps, install software, or email yourself documents for printing. And more importantly, you don’t need to buy a new printer because xPrintServer works with more than 4,000 top brand USB and network printers.
Why the xPrintServer?
- Print to virtually any printer / no need to a buy new printer
- No apps or software to buy or load
- Easy to use / automatic discovery and set up of printers
- Print directly from the iOS native menu
- Advanced configurations via web interface
- One xPrintServer supports multiple printers & virtually unlimited iOS devices
Compare home and network xPrintServers:
Here is a simple comparison chart on the xPrintServers available:
I know that there are other apps available for the iPad (Citrix app) for connecting server services to your iPad, but I sure was entertained and related to the video from Lantronix regarding the challenges presented when print capabilties are difficult! For home printing, purchasing a e-Print/Air print capable printer can do the job. For more information on their product visit the Lantronix website.
More OT iTool Kit possibilities for seamless use of your or your client/student’s iDevice!