Lexmark has announced today that its enterprise-class Print Release solution can be hosted in the cloud via a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
Allowing IT administrators to scale their Lexmark Print Release solution quickly without the need to invest in new IT infrastructure, the hosted deployment enables comprehensive mobile printing capabilities across the fleet. With the new service-oriented model, enterprises can select the best deployment option to meet their requirements be it a traditional, on-premise deployment, or as a hosted service on a subscription basis.
Employees can submit print jobs directly to the print queue and release them at any hosted Print Release-enabled output device via the Lexmark Mobile Printing app designed for Apple iOS and Android smartphones/tablets. The Lexmark Print Release solution can also be configured so they can print from any email-enabled mobile device, including a BlackBerry, by simply attaching the document to an email and sending it to their corporate Print Release email account.
Additionally, the Print Release provides enterprises the ability to track and manage print jobs submitted from these devices when coupled with Lexmark's activity tracking solution, Document Accounting. Print Release jobs submitted by mobile device users are tracked just the same as jobs submitted from a desktop PC.
Lexmark's SaaS offerings will be available through Lexmark professional services engagements.