The xPrintServer Lets You Use Any Printer With Your iOS Device [Macworld 2013]

macworldbugSAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD/iWORLD 2013 – Lantronix is showing off at Macworld what they call the xPrintServer, a small device that you can attach to your network to allow nearly any printer to become compatible with your iOS device using AirPrint.

The xPrintServer comes in two models, a consumer edition that should suit the needs of the average user, as well as an office edition more suited for a corporate setting.

The device is easy enough to set up and use, requiring only a network connection as well as a USB connection if you happen to be using a non wireless printer. The home edition limits the number of printers you can use with it, but comes in at only $99.95.

The office edition allows full functionality including unlimited network printer support and will set you back $199.95.  Personally, I think this looks like a pretty neat device. It solves the limitations of Apple’s AirPrint solution and looks like a great idea for an iOS-centered workspace. Is this something you could see yourself using?

You can find out more about the xPrintServer over at the Lantronix website.

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  • Bighoffa

    Great idea, but for the price, it would be almost the same price to simply buy an airprint compatible printer.

  • YSR50

    Great idea, but for the price, it would be almost the same price to simply buy an airprint compatible printer.

    true, but if you print to multiple printers this would be a better option. Even better is something like handyPrint (AirPrint Activator) which basically turns on air printing as long as you have an account logged on on your mac. I think it’s donation ware.

  • HeartMan

    I’ve been ragging at Lantronix to support the Brother MFC465CN since the consumer version came out. So far, no dice. So it supports ALMOST every printer.

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