Working on the move is essential to ensure productivity and efficiency, and this is also true for the small office home office (SOHO) and consumer. However, one element that has often hindered productivity and efficiency is the ability to print remotely. Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is tackling the mobile market with the availability of Canon’s PIXMA MX494 WiFi printers, allowing users to share printing functions wirelessly and print from multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and cloud platforms.

“Traditionally, printing is an office function that requires users to log on to a notebook and print documents. With users making use of smartphones and tablets to complete activities, traditionally they were required to e-mail documents to their notebook in order to print, making this a lengthy and onerous exercise. No more with the Canon PIXMA MX494, extending printing capabilities to mobile devices and cloud platforms,” says Heinrich Pretorius, Canon Product Specialist at DCC.

The WiFi capabilities allows users to share print, copy, scan and fax functionality wirelessly and also print from and scan to various mobile devices including smartphones and tablets with the PIXMA Printing Solutions application (app). PIXMA Cloud Link further allows users to print from and scan to cloud services from a smartphone or laptop without the need for a PC, allowing users to take advantage of the emerging cloud platform. Other printing apps include Canon Print Service Plugin for Android devices, Google Cloud Print, and Apple AirPrint.

Users can save up to 30% on the Cost Per Page (CPP) with the optional XL cartridges which also last longer before ink replacements. Processing of multipage documents are enabled with the 20-sheet Auto Document Feeder, ensuring quick and easy printing for all users. The Canon PIXMA MX494 is compatible with Windows and Mac Operating Systems (OS) and features a high-speed USB port and WiFi Security with administration password.
The Canon PIXMA MX494 printer is available immediately from DCC and select retail outlets for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of R999.00. All prices are inclusive of VAT and subject to the Rate of Exchange (RoE).