Lexmark Takes Print Release Solution to the Cloud

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Printer maker Lexmark's Print Release solution can now be hosted in the cloud and accessed from mobile devices, letting IT administrators scale without the need to invest in new infrastructure.

Lexmark International announced that its enterprise Print Release solution can now be hosted in the cloud via a software-as-a-service model, letting IT administrators scale the solution without having to make an investment in new IT infrastructure. The company has also enhanced Print Release's mobile printing capabilities.

Print Release can now be deployed either in a traditional, on-premise fashion or as a hosted service on a subscription basis, the company announced on Oct. 20. The hosted solution is managed by Lexmark at a secure data center, and includes support for enterprise-class mobile printing with the Lexmark Mobile Printing App for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets.

Print Releases lets users print from their email enabled mobile devices, including RIM's BlackBerry devices, by attaching the document in an email and sending it to the corporate Print Release email account. Coupled with Lexmark's Document Accounting, Print Release gives enterprises the ability to track and manage mobile print jobs and monitor activity on output devices.

"Tablets, smartphones and cloud-based technology are rapidly changing the way enterprises are managing their technology assets, and Lexmark’s latest enhancements to its Print Release solution enable IT professionals to continue enhancing their output strategies while concurrently managing infrastructure costs and empowering today’s mobile workers," said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services, in a statement.

"For the past 20 years, Lexmark has helped many of the world’s largest companies maximize their IT investment and improve their business processes, and Lexmark’s new offerings are our latest examples of doing both successfully," he said.