Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that it will showcase a mobile printing tool designed to meet the growing wide format technical document print needs of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals during Autodesk University 2012, November 27 – 29 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees who visit the Canon U.S.A. booth (#328) will see first-hand Océ Publisher Mobile App for iPad – a new mobile application that enables a user to print anywhere, anytime from an iPad device via a Wi-Fi connection to the user’s network without installing print drivers.
“The AEC industry continues to adopt an increasingly mobile and collaborative approach to business and projects, and AEC firms are looking for the latest tools to support their on-the-go workforce,” said Sal Sheikh, Vice President, Marketing, Océ Wide Format Printing division of Océ North America. “Combining advanced large format print systems with mobile print capabilities gives AEC companies the flexibility to print high quality, color and black & white engineering and design documents in the field, without disrupting their workflow. Now, users can have immediate access to the documents they need, when they need them.”
Large Format Printing Meets a Mobile Workforce
As work environments become more collaborative, the need to share, view and print engineering and design documents from a variety of locations is growing. Using Océ Publisher Mobile App for iPad, users can send prints directly to an Océ wide format printer within reach of a Wi-Fi router that is part of their company's network. Now, mobile workers can quickly access and print documents if, and when, they need them – whether different locations within an organization's own campus, facilities or construction sites.
Using the Wi-Fi configuration on the iPad device, users can retrieve scanned PDF, PLT (HPGL1/2), TIFF, JPEG and DWF files via email or other cloud-based applications, then send a print request to a supported Océ wide format device – including all Océ ColorWave, Océ PlotWave, TDS and TCS systems – via Océ Publisher Mobile App for iPad
Mobile Printing Creates a Flexible Workflow
Combining advanced large format print systems with mobile print capabilities gives AEC professionals the flexibility to print high-quality construction documents in the field, without disrupting their workflow. Employees no longer have to worry that they have all the documents they may need stored on a jump drive or printed as hard copies before they go into the field. They can trust that all the critical documents they need are stored securely in the cloud and can be accessed and sent to any Océ large format printing system within their existing network environment enabled with the mobile printing software.
Mobile access and printing of documents can also lead to reduced downtime and costs as employees need not put a job on hold while they leave the site to retrieve critical designs or data. Fast, easy access to color or B&W construction documents in the field can help AEC companies further leverage the use of color, improve communication, reduce mistakes and speed up project completion. In addition to greater worker efficiency and flexibility, mobile printing capabilities can cut down on potential waste generated by printing documents that may not be needed.