With the proliferation of mobile devices in the marketplace, print is now shifting from a function being done at home and in the office to the mobile world. St. Joseph Communications has developed the world’s first self-service public pay kiosk offering consumers the ability to print directly from their smartphones and tablets.
With the support of HP and PrinterOn, St. Joseph Communications has launched ePrintit Kiosks that allow consumers to print reports, presentations and photos at the airport. The Kiosks also provide a North America-wide directory of all restaurants, hotels, attractions and theatres. They will also print out maps to these locations, as well as general mapping and driving directions for any location.
“More than 19 percent of the world’s cell phones are smartphones and this is expected to reach 50 percent by Christmas,” says Tony Gagliano, executive chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications. “With the introduction of the ePrintit Kiosk, hundreds of millions of smartphone users worldwide can now quickly and conveniently print out their documents on the fly.”
Smartphone users can download the HP ePrint service app. The Kiosks can also be securely emailed, and can print from any memory device. Toronto’s Pearson Airport has been selected as the location for the public debut of the Kiosks. Eight kiosks have been installed in high-traffic areas throughout the airport and will be viewed by an average of 87,000 people per day.
“Toronto Pearson is excited about the partnership with St. Joseph Communications that is allowing us to deliver more innovative services to our guests at the airport,” says Sergio Pulla, senior manager of Advertising & Partnerships, GTAA. “We are always looking for new ways to delight our guests and we believe that mobile printing kiosks will allow business travellers to use the airport as an extension of their home and office as they wait for their flight.”