I have installed the Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print which allows you to install a google printer to their cloud server without having to use a PC as a host machine.  So far, I can print PDFs but everytime I try to print anything else I get an error in my https://www.google.com/cloudprint#jobs browser page.  I talked with Tech support for 2 1/2 hours doing everything including removing the app, removing/rebuilding Java and everything we could think of until I was further behind than when I started.  I have now got it back to where I started.  Has anyone had any success with this and can you shed any light on what I may be doing wrong?  Firmware is correct but I'm open to all suggestions.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by jswinberlin:

I have worked with this application some more and wanted to provide some notes that may be helpful to others.

It sounds like enabling all the different smart phones, tablets etc can be quite a hassle. Would you recommend this solution for companies with a BYOD strategy?

Yes, I think a BYOD would benefit from this feature.  The administrator can share the printer with users and they can print from various mobile devices.  It relieves some of the ownership of having to maintain hardware and provide requirements on what can and cannot connect to a print server and driver installation.

If you work with any school district this is huge.  I have a school district client that has abandoned PCs in favor of tablets, chrome books and chrome boxes for the teaches classrooms and students.  They run Google Apps For Education on about 400 devices.  Printing is all done through Google Chrome.  The benefits for a school district to do this are amazing.  Unfortunately Ricoh was a little late to the game on this one.

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