Benefits of a Good Wireless Printer

Wireless printers are a convenient utility tool for offices and home. These handy printers are being considered by most offices these days. Almost every brand of printer has its own range of wireless printers.

These printers run on wireless technology that does not involve any wire except the power plug. This range of printers support infrared, WiFi and Bluetooth technology, and makes it easy for a group of people (or the office staff) to get the printer without any physical USB connection. Almost everyone connected through a WiFi/Bluetooth network can use it. There are several other benefits of wireless printers, check them out in following –

Convenience: if you use a laptop or tablet and want to take a print, and the condition is you have a traditional device, you need to unplug your laptop, carry it near the printer, and connect it with the USB, and wait for the page to come out. But with these high-tech wireless printers, what you need to do is just to press the CTRL + P and send the command, after switching on the WiFi on your laptop/tablet. Even more, not only you, but the whole workgroup can use this wireless printer with his/her laptop. And even if you have an older version of desktop computer, then also you can get your system enabled for Bluetooth or WiFi technology, and connect it to the wireless printer. And surprisingly, you can also use it with your smart phone.

Moreover, you can keep the printer anywhere in the room or the office, without bothering anyone. And, when someone has to take the print, he or she will have to give the command and go to the printer to collect the page.

Cost effective: Using a wireless printer for offices is really a low-cost printing solution. If using it, the whole office staff can utilize it; there is no need of installing a printer for every computer/laptop in the office. The whole office network as a workgroup can use it. It saves cost, and gives the same quality printing as each printer. It not only saves you from high investment but also reduces the electricity bill that is caused by multiples printers.

Wireless printers are based on the technologies: Infrared, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Out of which, Bluetooth and WiFi enabled printers are more preferred. For small offices, Bluetooth one will be more suitable. And for large office campus, WiFi printers are more convenient, as they cover larger area than the Bluetooth enabled ones.

Support a soothing ambiance: if using a wireless printer, the ambiance inside the offices is more beautiful as there are no unnecessary wires and cables. Connecting these printers to a laptop or a supporting device is very easy; you just need to locate the printer, and install it either with the help of internet or driver DVD.

Why Input and Output Devices Are So Important in Information Technology

To use a computer, we must have some means of entering data into the computer for it to use in its computations. There are a wide variety of input devices, and we will mention only the most commonly used types. The input devices that you as a manager are most likely to use are a microcomputer keyboard and a mouse. In computation, these devices are generally called first-phase devices. In modern days, these devices are slowly getting replaced by some more smart devices, capable of inputting our instructions with touch or even human voices.

A terminal is a simpler device than a PC; it is designed strictly for input/output and does not incorporate a processor (CPU), or at least not a general-purpose processor. The terminal is connected to a computer via some type of telecommunication line. Most terminals consist of a keyboard for data entry and a monitor to show the user what has been entered and to display the output from the computer. Terminals are widely used by clerical personnel involved in online transaction processing. Special types of terminals are also in widespread use as computer input devices. Point-of-sale terminals are in use at most retail stores, and automatic teller machines (ATMs) are commonplace in the banking industry. Like the standard terminals described earlier, these special-purpose devices serve as both input and output devices, usually incorporating a small built-in printer to provide a hard-copy record of the transaction.

Voice input to computers is another input option, although the accuracy of speech recognition software is still less than perfect, with the best packages achieving recognition accuracy in the 95 to 99 percent range. With these numbers, speech recognition software is a productivity- enhancing tool for users with limited typing skills, disabilities, repetitive stress injuries from overusing a computer keyboard, or no time to do anything except dictate (such as medical doctors).

Some input methods read an original document (such as a typed report or a check or deposit slip) directly into the computer’s memory. Check processing is handled this way in the United States through the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) input method. Bank checks have the account information already printed using code type of numbers and a special magnetizable ink. After a check is cashed in any bank, the bank that cashed it records the amount of the check in magnetizable ink at the bottom of the check. Magnetic ink character reader is a kind of computer device which magnetizes the ink along with understanding the number. It is as well responsible for transmitting the data to the records of bank database.