Electronics For Imaging (Nasdaq:EFII) today announced that Guest-Tek, a leader in delivering full-service, wireless and wired broadband networking solutions to hotels, will offer EFI`s PrintMe(TM) mobile printing service to hundreds of hotels worldwide. PrintMe enables hotel guests to quickly and easily print documents from wireless devices and laptops using the hotel`s high-speed Internet access system without requiring special cables, drivers, or IT support.
“PrintMe offers a valuable, convenient and easy to use service to hotels and their guests,” said Paul Sullivan, Guest-Tek`s chief executive officer. “We are pleased to work with EFI to make this innovative technology available over our GlobalSuite(TM) broadband network and enable our customers to serve the growing needs of business travelers.”
Guest-Tek customer Carlson Hotels Worldwide has already evaluated and approved PrintMe for use in its hotel brands, which include Regent(R) International Hotels; Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts; Park Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(R); and Park Inn(R) hotels.
“As a technology leader in the hospitality industry, we are constantly innovating to ensure our business guests` visits are both enjoyable and productive,” said David Sjolander, Vice President of Hotel Information Systems, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “PrintMe allows us to offer our guests the ability to securely and conveniently print their important documents from the comfort of their rooms.”
To use PrintMe, hotel guests simply log on to the Internet from their rooms, point their browser to the PrintMe web page, and upload documents. Guests can also email their documents using the PrintMe email address. Documents can be delivered to guest rooms, or can be held for printing until the guest personally retrieves it using a secure DocID number.
“With hundreds of hotels wired by Guest-Tek worldwide, PrintMe will give millions of business travelers the ability to easily print needed documents anytime and anywhere, without worrying about printer drivers or cables,” said Ofer Tenenbaum, EFI General Manager for PrintMe. “It is exciting to see the hospitality industry embrace PrintMe as the de facto standard printing solution for their guests.”
For a complete list of hotels offering PrintMe service, please visit the PrintMe web site at: http://www.printme.com/locations.
How PrintMe Works : PrintMe is a secure, global system that connects printers and users using the Internet. Every printer that joins the network is assigned a unique number, an e-mail address and a web page. Users can then send documents via e-mail or over the web, using laptops and desktop computers, wireless and mobile devices, and cell phones and two-way pagers. PrintMe users do not need additional software, driver downloads or IT support in order to print. PrintMe is available at airports, hotels and corporate environments around the world. PrintMe technology was developed by EFI, the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing.
About Guest-Tek : Guest-Tek delivers broadband wireless and wired visitor-based networking (VBN) solutions to businesses serving mobile users. Our products provide fast and easy plug-and-play Internet access to end users. Through our superior implementation and support services, our partners gain a sustainable competitive edge. With headquarters in Calgary and Chicago, Guest-Tek has been serving hospitality and related industries since 1996. For more information, visit our Web site at www.guest-tek.com
About Electronics For Imaging:
Electronics For Imaging (www.efi.com) is the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing. EFI`s industry-leading core technologies offer powerful document management tools, seamless networking, high fidelity color and black-and-white output, and greater productivity and cost efficiency. EFI products support a broad range of printers, copiers, multifunction devices and mobile communications devices delivering printer speeds of up to 2000 ppm in color. EFI`s innovative imaging solutions include the Fiery(R), EDOX(R), Splash(TM) and DocStream(TM) brands of print controllers; Velocity(TM) suite of workflow software; Best(TM) inkjet proofing software; and PrintMe(TM) mobile printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide.
NOTE TO EDITORS: EFI, Fiery and EDOX are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or certain other foreign jurisdictions. Best, PrintMe, Splash, DocStream, and Velocity are trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.