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Part I: Today’s Technology > Printing from Your Mobile Device: ThinMail and Pri...

Chapter 30. Printing from Your Mobile Device: ThinMail and PrintMe Networks

One of the problems with receiving email with attachments (such as Microsoft Word or Excel documents) on your PDA, mobile phone, or two-way pager is that you typically have no way of printing out the attachment while you’re on the road. Sometimes you can’t even view the attachment unless you have a Pocket PC device or a special viewer software program. Even if you do have a solution for printing, it’s likely the solution involves cables and a lot of configuration to make it all work. For mobile professionals, dealing with email attachments and printing them can be a real hassle and can often force them to make extra trips back to the home office where they can get to a suitable printer or transfer the files to their laptops.

Several solutions that enable you to send your attachments to a printer or a fax machine anywhere in the world directly from your wireless device are now on the market. These solutions take advantage of a centralized server, accessible via the Internet, that is used to store your documents. When you wish to make a printout, you can instruct this server to send the document to a printer, which is also connected to the Internet, or to a fax machine by specifying its unique number. In this way, your mobile device actually acts like a remote control, instructing the centralized server about where to print or fax your documents.


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