This is cool, a printing solution for iOS devices without the use of any apps? Lantronix showcased its upcoming xPrintServer at a private party at the CES 2012 this year0. Expected to be out in February, the xPrintServer will be the first print server compatible with virtually any device running Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The wireless device is the size of an iPhone and gives both enterprise and consumer iOS users an easy way to do network printing with minimal hassle.
Its set-up is pretty much just plugging the xPrintServer anywhere into the network with an Ethernet cable. It will supposedly then discover any networked printers automatically. And as long as the iOS device in question is running version 4.2 or later, no further configuration will be necessary. Users will be ready to print right from their native OS print menus, without any additional downloads or apps.
That is neat! Its priced at $149.99, a little pricey.