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Xerox, EFI Team for Internet Printing

Xerox Corp. , intent on capturing the market for mobile workers, Monday teamed with Electronics For Imaging (EFI) to support EFI's Internet printing solution.

Xerox will incorporate EFI's PrintMe solution with its office and production printers, as well as mobile document products, allowing mobile workers to send print jobs to their office printers from mobile devices, including laptops, PDAs, two-way pagers or cell phones.

"Mobile professionals are changing the nature of how and where work is done," said Gil Hatch, president, Xerox Office Systems Group. "Through mDoc wireless server software, Xerox provides mobile workers with solutions for managing documents. PrintMe is the next step in enhancing and expanding our solution offerings for the mobile worker."

Xerox will PrintMe-enable its Phaser line of networked color office printers, Document Centre multifunction systems, and DocuColor and DocuPrint products. It also plans to incorporate PrintMe services into its mDoc wireless server software.

PrintMe assigns each printer an identification number. Mobile workers then use that number to send their print jobs to a specified printer. PrintMe utilizes networked printers and Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).