It is quite easy to give print commands to a printer from iPhone or iPad if the printer is Wi-Fi compatible or AirPrint-enabled. However, what to do if the printer lacks both these features? The common method used by most of us is to first transfer the image or document to a desktop PC via e-mail or Dropbox, and then give print command from there. But what if I say, you do not even have a PC? Well, in such a case the Lantronix xPrintServer Home Edition can be your savior.
The Lantronix xPrintServer can transform your home or office printer into an AirPrint-compatible device, with minimum use of power (less than 1W), no configuration and very little amount of money. The xPrintServer is somewhat larger than a pack of cards in size. It can be connected to your router and to your printer. Once connected, you can easily print from your iPad or iPhone. The product is designed keeping in mind people who are satisfied with their existing printer that do not have Wi-Fi and AirPrint compatibility.
Listed at $100, Lantronix xPrintServer is very easy to setup. You just have to plug in the AC adapter, and connect the xPrintServer to your router with the help of supplied Ethernet cable. If you wish, the device can also be connected directly to the printer using a USB cable. The xPrintServer has an indicator light embedded in its logo. The indicator blinks when it is connected to a printer. On choosing the ‘Print’ option from any iOS app that offers AirPrint capability, it will display a list of available printers. Another best thing about Lantronix xPrintServer is that it comes packed with drivers for 4,097 different printer models. So, if you are happy with your existing printer but still want AirPrint compatibility, Lantronix xPrintServer is one of the best options available for your home network. Keep yourself abreast with the information about latest gadgets and technologies related to your iOS-powered device by reading iYogi reviews.