HP recently announced that its Public Print Location (PPL) network is now available to small businesses who want to offer customers cloud printing services from their mobile phone, tablet or laptop.
The new printer-based HP Public Print Locations app for select HP LaserJet and HP Officejet printers allows businesses such as coffee shops, boutique hotels and retailers to register their printers on the HP PPL network. This allows their customers to securely submit print jobs directly from their device to the printer in the participating business.
“Mobile devices are increasingly used to perform everyday services, such as printing on the go,” said Todd Gregory, manager, Enterprise Marketing and Communications, Managed Services, Printing and Personal Systems, HP. “The HP PPL network is redefining the way small businesses can use the cloud to deliver value-added services as well as drive traffic to their retail sites.”
HP recently celebrated the extension of its PPL network to more than 30,000 sites worldwide, and that it has surpassed 6 million downloads of HP ePrint apps, with the number of people printing to the PPL network doubling every six months.
Users can access the HP PPL network and geolocate the nearest location to submit jobs from the HP ePrint Service App or by logging on to www.hppublicprint.com. To conserve resources for the business and provide security for a submitted print job, a release code, provided upon job submission, must be entered by the user via the printer’s touch panel to initiate printing from the cloud.
Additional information about today’s announcement is available at www.hp.com/go/MWC13.