Accellion Debuts Mobile Printing Solution
June 4, 2013 Alex Woodie
Accellion, a provider of mobile file transfer solutions, recently unveiled apps for iOS and Android that allow users to print directly from their smartphones. The offerings are based on Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise software, which debuted last year.
Smartphones and tablets are changing the way people work. However, when it comes to connecting to printers and printing documents, they fall short of the PCs that they are in some ways replacing.
Ricoh debuted its HotSpot Enterprise solution in December to get around this inconvenience. HotSpot Enterprise enables users to print directly from a mobile device to a printer or multi-function device (MFD). PostScript and PCL printers are supported. For other printers, a PDF conversion module is required.
Ricoh designed its HotSpot Enterprise offering with business partners in mind. Accellion, which evolved from a managed file transfer (MFT) software vendor to focus primarily on mobile file sharing, decided to support HotSpot Enterprise with its mobile file sharing packages.
Accellion recently modified its iOS and Android apps to support Ricoh’s HotSpot Enterprise offering. The company says that the offering allows users to print Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, and images to any corporate printer.
Accellion’s packages start at free for an individual account with 12 GB of cloud storage, and range upward in cost from there. For more information, see www.accellion.com.