Konica Minolta Grows Mobile Print Solutions with Lantronix xPrintServer
Partnership Enables Mobile Workers to Print from Chromebooks™ and Android™ Smartphones and Tablets without Installing Special Software or Applications
Ramsey, NJ – January 5, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces a partnership with Lantronix, Inc. to add the xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition to Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT portfolio. The new solution enables mobile workers to wirelessly print from Android and Google Cloud Print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP for increased business productivity.
“With businesses embracing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, it’s imperative that users have access to mobile printing directly from the devices they use the most,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Our customers can count on Konica Minolta to provide them with a range of mobile solutions, such as the xPrintServer, designed to support the needs of today’s mobile users without sacrificing data security, ensuring that confidential information is protected.”
The Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition is a “plug-and-print” solution enabling users to print without installing special software or applications directly to a networked bizhub MFP or printer from Chromebooks™ and Android™ smartphones, tablets and Kindle Fire devices. Ideal for any office, school or hospital, the xPrintServer solution features automatic discovery and printer setup. It also incorporates Konica Minolta’s print drivers, or PDD, for sophisticated function support including user authentication and Secure Print capabilities. The Cloud Print Edition, with the embedded Konica Minolta print driver, has been certified by Google to support cloud print technology.
The new xPrintServer solution complements Konica Minolta’s mobile offering, allowing customers to view, scan and print documents securely from their mobile devices. Konica Minolta offers a range of mobile solutions, including PageScope® Mobile to help users efficiently access and manage documents across mobile devices, and support for AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and The Mopria Alliance.
"Konica Minolta is a global leader in delivering state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions to help customers capture, access, manage and print documents across a range of devices from office MFPs to mobile devices," says Kurt Busch, president and CEO of Lantronix. “Lantronix is thrilled to partner with the world’s number one customer loyalty brand to deliver our award-winning xPrintServer family of easy-to-use, secure mobile device printing solutions to Konica Minolta bizhub customers worldwide.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the#1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visitwww.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify access and communication with and between virtually any electronic device. Our smart IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity solutions enable sharing data between devices and applications to empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability. Easy to integrate and deploy, Lantronix products remotely and securely connect electronic equipment via networks and the Internet. Founded in 1989, Lantronix products have applications in every industry, including education, medical, security, industrial and building automation, transportation, retail, POS, financial, government, consumer electronics, and IT/data center. The Company's headquarters are located in Irvine, California. For more information, visit www.lantronix.com.
Konica Minolta Contacts
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
# # # # #
Konica Minolta bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.