Cisco and Xerox will deliver the mobile printing capability in three products. Xerox Managed Print Services (MPS) over Cisco Borderless Networks is a software product from Xerox that provides the tools for an enterprise to implement mobile printing services to its own employees. The software, which takes advantage of IOS (Internetwork Operating System) on Cisco network equipment, provides the security, WAN optimization and print monitoring for mobile printing. Cisco channel partners will also be able to use Xerox MPS to offer these services to enterprises. Xerox MPS should be offered through Cisco channel partners in the U.S. starting in July or August and in Europe in January.
Xerox Cloud ITO Services is a set of services, including mobile printing, that Xerox will offer to enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. The services grow out of Xerox's acquisition of ACS last year. They will run on Xerox data centers built with Cisco's UCS (Unified Computing System) servers and the Vblock infrastructure made up of Cisco networking and computing, EMC storage and VMware virtualization software. These services will also be sold through Cisco's channel. They are available on a limited basis now and are likely to be generally available next January, the companies said.
There will also be client software written specifically for Cisco's Cius enterprise tablet and for its Cisco Virtualization Experience Client devices, which reside on enterprise desktops and can present a virtual desktop to users. This Xerox Mobile Print Solution will allow users of those clients to securely print documents on any printer in the enterprise. The software will be available as soon as the Cius goes on sale on May 31.