For many organizations, cloud-based printing is a valuable capability that extends customer service and document processing capabilities across the board. Finding ways to print documents directly from cloud storage platforms is a top priority.
The reason behind this is simple. Everyday customers and users are increasingly relying on cloud storage services to store important documents. The ability to have constant access to important documents anywhere is a powerful motivator for end users and consumers in a variety of industries.
As a result, organizations that are able to automatically print and process cloud-based documents have an upper hand when it comes to interacting with these users. Additionally, corporate partnerships may rely on these services for document-related communication.
Toshiba multifunction printers can print from the cloud. Toshiba cloud-based printing is possible through a connection application called Toshiba e-Bridge. This is a true plug-and-play solution for interfacing cloud-based storage platforms and Toshiba printers.
How Toshiba e-Bridge Works
Toshiba e-Bridge is more than a cloud-based printing application. It is actually better described as a mobile printing application. It allows you to print out any document on an Android phone or tablet.
This means that you can easily output data from cloud-based storage platforms, email messages, and even web pages. Any image you can display on an Android device is now fully printable in high quality at maximum resolution.
The application comes with optical character recognition as well. This allows you to scan and edit data – turning non-editable files into fully editable forms.
This means that you can take a non-editable image on your mobile phone and transform it into an editable PDF file and even print it out. All of this is possible without requiring a laptop or desktop intermediary.
The Toshiba e-Bridge goes both ways. You can also send data from your Toshiba multifunction printer directly to your Android phone or tablet through any of the major cloud storage platforms. For example, you can use this feature alongside optical character recognition to turn handwritten conference notes into a comprehensive summarizing memo for companywide distribution.
Toshiba e-Bridge Security
Security is important when dealing with any mobile printing solution. Toshiba multifunction printers enjoy benchmark security right out of the package, and support increased security for mobile compatibility through e-Bridge connections.
For example, users can use their mobile phones to authenticate e-Bridge connections. This ensures that only the user of the mobile device in question has secure access to the Toshiba printer. At the same time, it avoids dragging down productivity by limiting access by individual device.
This makes the e-Bridge ideal both in situations where employees use their own devices and in situations where employees use company-provided devices. Toshiba multifunction printers offer Wi-Fi Direct connectivity for devices that are not connected to the office’s local area network.
How Versatile is Toshiba e-Bridge?
Toshiba e-Bridge allows any Toshiba multifunction printer to leverage unprecedented access to Android devices securely. It uses advanced scanning and file format conversion technology to offer consistent results in a variety of situations.
- Print documents in JPEG and PDF format directly from Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and Evernote.
- Print images stored in Android’s photo gallery, including images captured by the device camera.
- Print emails and web pages using Android print services.
- Enjoy full access to advanced Toshiba multifunction printer settings like duplex, color modes, paper types, paper sizes, and more.
- Scan documents from a Toshiba eStudio multifunction device and save them to your Android device.
- Convert scanned images to editable formats like searchable PDF, Microsoft Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets.
- Discover Toshiba eStudio devices on your print network by scanning the e-Bridge QR code on your phone or tablet.
- Authenticate using personal ID credentials and department codes for optimal office security.
Using this service with your Android device is simple. All you need to do is install the cloud storage app on your device, link your device with the Toshiba multifunction printer on your corporate network, and you are ready.
From that moment on, your Android device becomes a comprehensive printing and scanning interface for every Toshiba printer in your network. Cloud-based printing has never been easier.
Deploy Toshiba Multifunction Printers and Begin Using e-Bridge Today
If your workplace does not have the latest Toshiba multifunction printers in its fleet, you can deploy these devices with the help of Kelley Imaging expertise. Our highly knowledgeable staff will help you identify the right equipment to meet your needs and help you install your new equipment for optimal usage.
Best-in-class print network connectivity can improve productivity throughout your entire organization. Implementing Toshiba technology is a key step towards that goal.
Start printing from the cloud using best-in-class Toshiba hardware. Speak to a Kelley Imaging specialist to find out how.