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Epson launches two new wireless machines in Kenya

July 26, 2013

The OEM has launched the devices to help encourage mobile printing in the African nation.

Epson L355

Epson L355

HumanIPO reported on the launch of the L355 and L550, which feature wireless connectivity as well as mobile printing capabilities “that can allow wireless printing from smartphones and tablets without installing drivers”.

Both machines feature email and iPrint features, and phones or devices running on Android or iOS can print through the machines as well as send commands to the printers, though users would need to download Epson’s iPrint application in order to connect. In turn, documents up to 10 megabytes in size can be printed from compatible mobile devices, and wireless scanning through Epson Connect is also available, with emails able to be stored in the machines’ hard drives.

The OEM noted in turn that two previously-released machines, the Epson Stylus PX730WD and BX635FWD, can also support the iPrint functions, with the idea of mobile printing “necessary” in Kenya as people “continuously seek ways to share memories and increase their mobile productivity”.

Mukesh Bector, Epson’s Regional Sales Manager for East Africa, stated: “The increased use of smartphones and tablets as the main gadgets to access the internet, the increased apps that allow the creation of documents and the use of the phone as a camera has led to Epson creating such solutions and products.

“We created Epson Connect for the following reasons including we want to support all devices, allow access to data anytime, print from anywhere and above all ease the way people communicate.”

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