Lexmark International and TripIt, a trip management company, have teamed up to introduce the TripIt SmartSolution, a software applicant that is designed to make it easier for travelers to print out their travel plans using Lexmark’s SmartSolutions technology.
Using TripIt SmartSolution, consumer and business travelers can quickly print itineraries without turning on their computers via the Lexmark’s Web-connected, all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers – the Platinum, Pinnacle, Prestige and Interact models. Once installed, the free TripIt SmartSolution adds a “TripIt” icon to the touch-screen display on the Lexmark printer, which displays a list of the traveler’s upcoming trips that can be selected and printed.
As a part of the this launch, Lexmark will be giving away five Lexmark Pinnacle All-in-One printers. Readers can enter by following both Lexmark and TripIt on Twitter and then tweet a message at both of the companies. The Pinnacle giveaway will run from June 20th to June 27th. Winners will be announced on June 29th.
TripIt is an open itinerary platform that works with a growing number of travel and mobile partners. The TripIt Pro premium service for frequent travelers automatically monitors travel itineraries, providing mobile alerts, alternate flight options, frequent traveler point tracking and automated trip sharing.
The online service and automatically creates a master itinerary that combines all their travel plans plus weather, maps, restaurants and more. TripIt itineraries can be accessed via online, mobile device, free Android, BlackBerry and iPhone mobile apps, personal calendars and social networking sites.
Lexmark and TripIt developed the SmartSolution application to streamline and better organize travel, allowing people to save time and reduce stress Travelers can create a free TripIt account by simply forwarding their flight, hotel or additional travel confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, no matter where they book. TripIt automatically compiles this information and creates a master itinerary, complete with maps, directions, weather and whatever the traveler needs for their trip.
“Lexmark’s new SmartSolutions apps are incredibly useful for business travelers and their teams,” said Gregg Brockway, TripIt co-founder and president. “While TripIt connects to mobile apps and social networks, those services aren’t always available, so the TripIt SmartSolution turns the office printer into a virtual travel assistant, helping travelers stay on schedule.”
The TripIt SmartSolution application is available for free and immediate download at http://smartsolutions.lexmark.com for the Lexmark Platinum, Pinnacle, Prestige and Interact Web-connected touch screen AIOs.