​Samsung to supply cloud printing to Korea Post

Samsung will provide its cloud printing services to South Korea's postal service as its continues to expand its enterprise printing business locally and globally.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer on

Samsung has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea's postal service to supply its cloud printing services.

Korea Post customers can now use their smartphones or tablets to print their mail and check delivery statuses. Previously, only Windows-installed desktop computers could be used for printing.

The solution supports both Android and iOS, and users can download the Samsung Cloud Print app on their personal devices to use the service. Payment is also available via the app, and users can also set the rendering on their phones to be deleted after printing to protect privacy.

Samsung said it expects mobile printing will grow to account for 20 percent of the South Korean printing market this year as postal service usage moves more towards on-the-go devices.

The South Korean tech giant first launched cloud printing services in South Korea in August 2014, aiming for mostly enterprise clients.

It acquired Brazil printing firm Simpress in January 2015 as part of its expansion abroad. In May it expanded to 10 other nations.

Samsung designated its enterprise printing business as its key growth area and is catching up to old powerhouses HP, Canon, and Sharp. Coupled with its mobile security solution Samsung Knox, the firm is attempting to woo clients in emerging markets and areas where conventional infrastructure is adopting more and more IT.

The company tried to acquire Sharp's printing business when it bought a stake on the company back in 2013, but was refused.

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