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Wayport Selects PrinterOn to Expand the
Mobile Office for Connected Travelers
Web-based Guest Printing Service To Be Marketed to
Wayport-enabled Locations

Austin, TX and Kitchener, ON – August 18, 2004: Wayport, one of the world’s largest providers of high-speed Wi-Fi wireless and wired Internet access in more than 3,000 locations including hotels, airports, McDonald’s and other retail brands, has selected PrinterOn Corporation’s Guest Printing Service with a multi-year marketing and affiliate sales agreement to offer Web-based printing to Wayport-enabled locations. 
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Wayport will offer the Web-based PrinterOn Guest Printing Service to expand the mobile office by enabling hotel guests to print directly from the comfort of their guestrooms to a hotel printer without the need for drivers or other software. 

“Wayport is constantly looking for ways to provide the most comprehensive Internet services and mobile office capabilities for our customers, and PrinterOn’s Guest Printing Service is a perfect addition to our suite of offerings to help round out the user experience, “ said Jack Alton, vice president of sales for Wayport.  “We teamed with PrinterOn because of their similar emphasis on providing a high-quality, convenient service and their deep understanding of the hospitality customer and industry needs.”

Wayport and PrinterOn will work together to market and sell the service to Wayport’s hotel locations. Wayport’s 50-person sales team will offer PrinterOn services as an option for new and existing accounts.

“Wayport and PrinterOn have a common goal of improving business office necessities for connected travelers by providing leading high-speed Internet access and printing technology,” said John Kaarid, director of business development for PrinterOn. “This agreement enables each of us to provide the best possible offerings for our clients and to service them more efficiently.”

A key challenge for hospitality venue owners is determining which type and brand of printers and device drivers to use in order to provide the most flexible and compatible printing service for guests needing to print from a variety of hardware and software systems. PrinterOn’s Guest Printing Service solves this problem.  “Our relationship with PrinterOn provides the tools for our hotel partners to add simple, secure, controlled printing to public wireless networks as a value-added service for their guests,” added Alton.

Venue owners and hotel managers can add a printer of most makes and models to their Wayport Internet-enabled or Wi-Fi location, and register this printer with the PrinterOn service. Users can then easily print to the printer without the need to install printer drivers or software. PrinterOn’s services let users print Web pages, email messages, email attachments and documents from a wired or wireless notebook or wireless PDA to a printer located centrally in a hotel, airport, convention center or any other public place frequented by business travelers. 

About Wayport, Inc. 
Wayport is one of the world's largest providers of high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) wireless and wired Internet access for business travelers in more than 3,000 locations, including more than 800 major hotels, such as Four Seasons, Loews, Wyndham, Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites; Wi-Fi wireless Internet access in six major airports: Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle-Tacoma, San Jose, Austin-Bergstrom, Oakland and Buffalo Niagara; and Wi-Fi service at McDonald's and other retail brands. At airports, travelers also can take advantage of Wayport's 16 Laptop Lane® airport business centers, which feature private offices with high-speed Internet access and other business services, as well as mobile devices and accessories for sale. To learn more, please visit www.wayport.net.

About PrinterOn
PrinterOn specializes in mobile printing services. PrinterOn’s Guest Printing Service provides a customized Web-based printing service for in-room remote driverless printing.  The PrinterOn Guest Printing Service is now actively in service in over 70,000 rooms across North America.  PrinterOn is an endorsed vendor for Hilton Supply Management and Choice Hotels International. The guest printing service can be found in all Hilton Garden Inn and Doubletree Hotels as a standard guest amenity. PrinterOn also offers mobile printing services for Wi-Fi hotspot printing and wireless PDA viewing, faxing and printing. PrinterOn is based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and has been delivering award-winning document handling solutions for 20 years.  Visit PrinterOn at www.printeron.net

 (c) Copyright 2004 Wayport, Inc. All rights reserved. Wayport®, Laptop Lane®, Wayport & Design®, and Laptop Lane & Design® are all registered trademarks of Wayport, Inc. PrinterOn, PrintWhere, PrintAnywhere and the PrinterOn logomark are trademarks of PrinterOn Corporation. All other product names may be trademarks of their respective companies. 

Guest Printing Case Study: http://www.printeron.net/about_us/press_room/case_studies.html

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Contact:

Colleen Dietrich
Public Relations
PrinterOn Corporation
221 McIntyre Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2R 1G1
Main Phone: (519) 748-2462
Direct Phone: (519) 896-8476
Email: cdietrich@printeron.com
http://www.printeron.com/

Amy Shields
GCI Group Public Relations for Wayport
512-542-2839 Direct
ashields@gcigroup.com


 
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