You email your document to the printer and it prints. You can optionally require that the submitter pay a fee via credit card (provider takes a cut of that)before it prints.
So, the service fees for this would cover the email address, not an IP as the printer is sitting on your network, presumably behind firewalls, etc.
Do you know what service companies that would handle the internet billing for these HOT spot printers?
As far as billing a charge for prints, there is only 1 company. That's the service fee you are paying, to have the printer have an account at that company.
I have no idea what company that is, but it doesn't really matter since it's not like you can switch to a different company.
Support for third party billing systems — Ricoh is partnering with PrinterOn and WebPay Services Aps (WPS) to enable hosted billing solutions so that the system can count the number of pages, calculate the job cost, and initiate a credit card billing sequence. When sending a job from a PC the service is called WebPay. When sending from a handheld device it is called MobilePay.
Does anyone know if print jobs remain in the Que forever if not retrieved?