Toshiba to provide cloud and mobile printing

Toshiba begun providing two new services linking cloud computing with mobile handsets globally in order to provide simple solutions for computerized databases, electronic data output and shared electronic data.

First new service is the Cloud Printing service with TOSHIBA MFP, “e-STUDIO” that makes smooth and easy collaboration of data possible with cloud computing function for Google Docs, Evernote, and Dropbox. By using cloud computing, data can be saved directly from multi function peripherals (MFP) without having to use computers or servers, and can be output via the cloud.

Second new service is the Mobile Printing service with applications “ePrint” and “Cortado Workplace.” In order to capture business opportunities presented by the diffusion of mobile devices, a solution, “ePrint” by Microtech Corp. that seamlessly links paper documents and electronic data has been created to provide output services directly from mobile devices to MFPs. This service does not require dedicated client software or servers and can be easily installed in mobile devices by downloading applications from Mac App Store and Android Market.

Due to the rapid expansion in smartphones and other mobile devices, the method by which users access the Internet is changing dramatically. Printing out information while using a PC to browse the Internet is a matter of course, but now the need for the same capability to print out websites directly from mobile devices accessing the Internet is increasing.