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Cloud-based printing for mobile devices
Author(s): Nina Bhatti; Eamonn O'Brien-Strain; Jerry Liu
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Paper Abstract

Consumers are increasingly using their smart phones to view web pages. However, there is no native operating system support for printing these web pages. We propose to overcome two barriers to printing from mobile devices - the inability to connect and transmit to a printer and the typically poor format of printed web pages. Our system includes a client component that causes the web browser to upload the page (as a URL reference for public pages or the DOM content for private pages) to a cloud service that extracts the content and formats it for printing. We transfer the printready content to the HP CloudPrint service and leverage its ability to locate printers and transmit print jobs. We have built a working system the uses iPhones and Windows Mobile devices clients, but the system can be extended to include other clients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7540, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World; and Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV, 75400A (10 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840311
Show Author Affiliations
Nina Bhatti, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Jerry Liu, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7540:
Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World; and Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV
Theo Gevers; Raimondo Schettini; Cees Snoek; Qian Lin; Zhigang Fan, Editor(s)

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