David B sent us in this little tidbit on the steps forward that mobile printing has been making.
From Their Site:
“Part of “being mobile” is being completely untethered — not just with wonderful mobile devices that handle our email, schedules, contacts, music collection, photo, and video — but with our printing needs as well. There are situations where just getting an email won’t cut it. Sometimes you’re going to need print out an important document or photograph. Forget to print out a boarding pass you forgot before leaving for the airport? Want to print out that updated business proposal on-site? Want to print without having to find or lug around a computer.
PlanOn System Solutions, Inc. has been producing scanning and portable computing solutions for over a decade. The company’s Mobile Enhanced Print Application is a Software as a Service (SaaS) is offered as a $29.99 monthly subscription service for individual users. The service is included for the first full year — if you use the PrintStik PS905 mobile printer ($299.99), and you get 6 months free service if using the PS900 model ($199.99).
The service captures the full content of any document or attachment, or the location of a web page currently being viewed, automatically converts it to a print-ready file format, and sends it through the Blackberry directly to the PrintStik printer (which uses thermal paper — and no print cartridges) for instant printing anywhere, anytime.
If you are a mobile road warrior, truly need to be able to print anywhere, and don’t mind dropping the $200-$300 for a printer (then another $30 per month/$360 year after the first year) — then PlanOn’s Mobile Enhanced Print Application just may be for you.
You can check out more and where to buy over at http://www.geardiary.com/2009/08/21/print-on-the-go-with-new-mobile-enhanced-print-application-service/
And thanks again for the tip David B…