Every day there is more and more proof that mobile printing will become widespread. Just take a look at the following announcement by Ricoh and AIM Business centers about their new public printing capability. This service uses the PrinterOn PrintSpots service in conjunction with the Ricoh HotSpot Multifunction Printer to enable smartphone printing from anywhere.
Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, announced that AIM Mail Centers, a national retail chain of franchised business solution centers, will upgrade the technology at its stores nationwide to Ricoh HotSpot Multifunction Printers (MFPs). Ricoh HotSpot MFPs offer mobile users the added convenience of printing remotely and enable users to print securely across the Internet, without the need for a device-specific driver or special software. Mobile printing solutions for the Ricoh HotSpot MFPs are powered by PrinterOn®.
“Ricoh HotSpot MFPs fit into the future vision of our AIM Mail Center stores, which are becoming business solution centers rather than shipping centers,” said Michael Sawitz, CEO, AIM Mail Centers. “Ricoh has been a key technology provider to us for over 15 years, and we are excited to work with them to upgrade our equipment to Ricoh HotSpot MFPs, which hit right at the heart of what we’re trying to accomplish as we shift our business model.”
“Today’s smartphone is essentially a hand held computer, but it lacks the ability to print. Ricoh’s HotSpot MFPs allow mobile technology to truly function as a computer, opening a whole new world of options for those on the go,” said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “AIM Mail Centers is one of the first businesses of its kind to fully embrace mobile technology with Ricoh HotSpot MFPs. We are excited to roll out the installations, which will be completed at all stores over the next four years.”
Over the next four years, AIM Mail Centers will upgrade the approximately 70 pieces of Ricoh equipment to Ricoh HotSpot MFPs. The first AIM Mail Center to install a Ricoh HotSpot MFP will be the store in San Francisco, located at 221 King Street.
Find out more about Ricoh HotSpot compatible MFPs and Ricoh’s full line of products by visiting www.ricoh-usa.com.
Find out more about AIM Mail Centers and which locations currently offer Ricoh HotSpot by visiting www.aimmailcenters.com.