EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced Thursday it is working with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, to bring mobile printing to the enterprise-print marketplace. As the first step, Canon’s imageRunner Advance lineup of color and black & white office systems utilizing Fiery®-based imagePASS and ColorPASS controllers now support EFI’s direct mobile printing solution.
Residing on the Fiery controller, EFI’s direct mobile print technology enables printing directly from Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, further enhancing the functionality of Canon’s award-winning series of imageRunner Advance office systems beyond traditional wired environments.
“We’re excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Canon to the mobile print arena, and we’re confident Apple device users will welcome this new printing ability,” said Toby Weiss, general manager of Fiery and senior vice president, EFI.
“The combination of Canon’s imageRunner Advance technology with EFI’s direct mobile print solution creates an easy, intuitive way for Apple device users to automatically discover a Fiery-based printer on their WiFi network and print with the touch of one button,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A.
EFI’s direct mobile printing offering works together with Apple’s iOS software. With the Fiery-based Canon controller running on the same wireless subnet as the iOS device, Apple users will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer on their network to output their documents.