Epson and Thinxtream offer print app for Apple devices

by Reads (3,492)

Epson America and Thinxtream Technologies partnered to offer PrintJinni for Epson, a mobile printing app for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users.

The new mobile printing app lets users print Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, PDF and JPEG files from an email account to any Wi-Fi enabled Epson All-in-One (AIO) device.

Separating itself from the pack of available third-party mobile print apps for Apple products, PrintJinni for Epson is an all-inclusive productivity tool that allows users to download, display, preview, and print email attachments that maintain accurate formatting, according to the company.

Additional PrintJinni for Epson features include: supports printing of Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents (Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007), as well as JPEG and PDF files from email attachments; easy discovery of supported Epson printers and AIOs over the Wi-Fi network; simple set-up and email attachment support for Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Apple MobileMe, AOL and other IMAP-based email accounts; prints over Wi-Fi without the need for an intermediate PC, additional software or printer drivers; delivers secure encrypted communication for mobile printing; receives and prints iWorks documents from the iPad and includes a free upgrade to iPad native printing support scheduled for release in Fall 2010.

Without native print capability in Apple’s iOS operating system, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users have had to turn to third party print apps. However, Apple recently announced that November release of iOS 4.2, the next version of its iOS 4 mobile operating system, will include, among other features, print capability.

Print Jinni for Epson is now available in the U.S. and Canada on the Apple iTunes Store for an introductory price of $6.99. The special price is for a limited time and only includes a one-year subscription to PrintJinni Cloud Services. The app is expected later to be priced at $9.99.




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