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Wireless printing allows you to
print your documents, letters, presentations, product brochures, marketing
material from anywhere and anytime while you are away from a fixed location.
Following situations are pretty good examples where wireless printing might
You are at the airport
lounge and want to print a document that you received from your
lawyer. You can direct that to a local Bluetooth-connected
You are a sales person
and want to send a price list or a product specification while you
are on the road and are answering a call from your customer. By
bringing up a specialized wireless printing software on your
handheld device, you can issue a command and send a printable file
to a network printer that is connected to a Internet-enabled
server or a PC with a unique IP address.
You are traveling on
the highway and enjoying coffee at Star Bucks. You download a map
to your next appointment into your handheld and want to print it
on a printer available at Star Bucks. There is a small fee to
print but you feel that it is worth carrying a printed map for
quick reference in the car.
What Technology Components
Makes It Happen?
of your handheld, if you want to connect to a local printer
printing software that directs the file to a remote web-enabled
portal service that keeps track of printers available at hot spots
and other public/private locations, including customer's
Support and availability
of hot printers at hot spots (airports, coffee shops, plaza, business
centers) is still not there (3Qtr 2001)
Vendors & Products
Do a keyword search with "Wireless Printing" on our home
page . Here are some results from a previous search:
Dynamics Releases Wireless Printing and Fulfillment Service
Issue #2001-06 - February 2001 - This news item describes Retrieval
Dynamicís release of its wireless printing and fulfillment
Forms Alliances to Expand Mobility and the Internet
- November 2000 - This news item describes HPís announcements to
partner with Nokia, Palm, and Ericsson to expand the convergence of
mobility and the Internet.
and Las Vegas Hotel Showcase Bluetooth Hospitality Service
- October 2000 - This news item describes InnTechnologyís
announcement that it has partnered with The Venetian Resort-Hotel and
other wireless vendors to showcase wireless guest amenities.
Users to Get Mobile Printing from HP
Issue #2001-38 - September 2001 - This news item describes RIMís
announcement that it has partnered with HP to bring mobile printing
functions to BlackBerry users.
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