Business travelers: Find a printer easily

If you travel a lot for work, you know what a hassle it can be to print your project on a remote printer. To avoid the fuss of configuring new drivers and figuring out how to locate nearby printers, check out this new free program from Xerox.

Xerox Mobile Express Driver

Have you ever been on the road for work and gone through the hassle of trying to use a local printer? Don't worry, you're not alone. When traveling on business, people often need a printout for the latest version of a project to have in the big meeting. The last thing we want to go through with 10 minutes until showtime is the struggle of installing new drivers, trying to locate a usable printer, and everything else associated with getting a hard copy of our work.

Fortunately Xerox came out with a universal access printer driver which solves the problem with no fuss. The Xerox Mobile Express Driver lets you automatically detect all available printers in your vicinity--even non-Xerox printers--and quickly downloads and installs the appropriate drivers so you can start printing immediately. Even better, the driver automatically detects unique options for newly installed printers which means you can use the fancy double-sided printing or color printing options if the printer offers them.

Xerox Mobile Express Driver
Quickly auto-detect all printers in your area (Credit: CNET Networks)

If you have an area which you visit regularly on business, the Xerox Mobile Express driver lets you create and save "Locations" so it automatically lists printers you've detected in the past. This makes it easy to choose the most recently used printer in that location so you can get the job done even faster.

To make the deal even sweeter, this newly released driver is absolutely free, so you'll never have to worry about printing away from the office again. Frankly, anyone who spends a lot of time on the road for work will appreciate this simple download to take the headache out of printing in remote locations.

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