Remember that famous expression championed by Sun Microsystems, “the network is the computer”? As the Internet gets more and more pervasive, that expression is becoming more true than ever. Case in point, Lexmark all-in-one printers now allow you to read any RSS feed on their touchscreen interface. That’s right, you can keep up with global politics or the latest World Cup action right from your … printer.
If you have a Lexmark printer, just go to smartsolutions.lexmark.com to set up the news feeds you want delivered to your printer.
Here’s the full release:
Sports fans score with Lexmark’s new News & Sports SmartSolution
WHAT: Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announced today two new News & Sports SmartSolutions , ESPN and BBC, that ensure global sports fans and “news junkies” remain informed.
In anticipation of several major upcoming sporting events such as the World Cup finals, the Open Championship and the Major League Baseball All-Star game, people will be able to view the latest information from ESPN and BBC directly on their AIO printers’ touch screen. For a brief demo, check out the video on the new SmartSolutions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-po0Ofen78U
These two new SmartSolutions, along with existing solutions for MSNBC and Apple Hot News, enable one-touch access to news. Also, with Lexmark’s RSS feed SmartSolution, users can choose their favorite Web site and turn it into an RSS feed that displays the real-time news they are most interested in, directly on their touch screen.
WHY: Office conversations that once happened around the water cooler are now happening around Lexmark’s all-in-ones (AIOs), where users are fed up-to-the-moment news and sports scores from their touch screen.
“With the summer sports season upon us, we want our customers to have access to all of the latest news and scores accessible throughout their day,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Imaging Solutions Division. “Being able to check the score while your document prints increases efficiency as many employees find a way to stay up to date either online or on their mobile devices throughout the day.”
WHEN: The ESPN and BBC SmartSolutions are available for free and immediate download at smartsolutions.lexmark.com for the Lexmark Platinum, Pinnacle, Prestige and Interact Web-connected touch screen AIOs.
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