Ricoh Builds Printer HotSpots on the Road
Print from your BlackBerry, cell phone, notebooks PCs, anywhere that has a printer and Wi-Fi.Printing from a mobile desktop, BlackBerry or handheld device should be as simple as printing from your desktop and a new technology from Ricoh aims to make it so. Ricoh's new HotSpot Printer line, announced Jan. 16, will extend printing capabilities in Wi-Fi hotspots to anyone with an Internet-enabled PC, handheld device, or cell phone, without needing to install printer drivers.
The two HotSpot Printer models announced are the SP C410DN-KP color laser printer, which retails for $2,099, and the SP 4100N-KP monochrome laser printer, which retails for $1,699. According to Ricoh, the HotSpot Series Printers are business-class devices with small footprints and low operating costs, and provide fast first-page-to-print speeds. The color model includes wireless capability for connecting to the network; the monochrome needs a hard-wired connection. The HotSpot Printers use PrinterOn's PrintSpots mobile printing software mobile printing solution.