First Cloud Printing Solution For Android® SmartPhones Announced By The PrintPOD® Network

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Android clouding printing technology is now available from GlobalPrint Systems, Inc., developers of the PrintPOD network. The application allows users to send any document on their Android-based SmartPhone to the PrintPOD network, and print the output from any PrintPOD enabled printer or kiosk.

Cloud printing is now available on Android-based SmartPhones with an application provided by GlobalPrint Systems, Inc.

GlobalPrint Systems, Inc. of Marlton, NJ, a five-year old venture founded to enable cloud printing in public spaces, has released an Android application which enables true cloud printing uploads to its PrintPOD network. GlobalPrint created the first such network in 2007, and has units installed in such public space locations as convention centers, hotels, resorts and airport lounges. The company’s install base of enabled printers, nodes and kiosks can be used by consumers to walk up, login, print, and go.
Users can “print to the cloud” using a number of methods, including via the Android SmartPhone.

A consumer can download the free uploader from the Company’s website, and then can use it from within any Windows based application by simply choosing File… Print… and picking the PrintPOD. Consumers can also print from thumb drives or by sending an email to the user’s unique email address. Now, users can also use their Android SmartPhone to select any document on the phone’s storage, email folders, SMS text messages or photo gallery with the ease and security of the PrintPOD network. The application is available now on the Android Market by searching for “PrintPOD”.

“We chose Android because of the opportunity to serve more customers,” said Joe Mislinski, CEO of GlobalPrint Systems. Android recently eclipsed the iPhone in units sold, and corporate users are moving to Android in droves. The company has plans to expand the application to other SmartPhone platforms through 2010.

“What is truly different about our patent-pending offering is that it is non-destination specific,” Mislinski said. “Users print to the cloud, not to a specific print device. Users can find enabled locations using Google Maps (either on a web browser or with the Android application), approach a device, login, and choose their document, print and go.” Unlike other products which require the advance selection of a specific printer, entering ‘release codes’ or finding an open wi-fi or Bluetooth printer, the PrintPOD approach is the ultimate in ease of use.

The simplicity of the implementation relieves the owner of the printer from having to interact with the user, but it encourages ‘stickiness’ – the consumer will stay at the coffee shop, bookstore, or other public location and use more services since printing is available. For example, the job seeker working on her resume at a coffee shop will now buy more coffee since output is now available. Owners of print devices also enjoy revenue from these consumer interactions, underwriting the total cost of ownership of a device they most likely already own to print emails, invoices, customer orders and other general business documents. The site owner can now move the printer from the back office to the public space, encouraging consumer use and capturing more consumer transactions.

GlobalPrint Systems, Inc. will also be announcing a major strategic partnership within the next week. This partnership will dramatically expand the number of PrintPOD enabled printers and nodes throughout the US and the world, making Cloud Printing a reality for millions of consumers. “Our vision of ubiquitous printing is becoming a reality,” Mislinski says.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release (or to set up a demo), contact Vin McCaffrey, Vice President of Business Development, or visit http://www.myprintpod.com.

About GlobalPrint Systems, Inc.:

The PrintPOD mobile print solution is a product of GlobalPrint Systems, Inc., a private company that started in 2005 to meet the printing needs of on-the-go mobile professionals and consumers. With headquarters in Marlton, NJ, GlobalPrint Systems is a true pioneer in this large but underserved market, having created the only non-destination specific, account-based, secure cloud printing solution available to consumers.
Contact:

Vin McCaffrey, Vice President of Business Development
GlobalPrint Systems, Inc.
252-227-4363
http://www.myprintpod.com

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