[ Photo © Kanagawa Institute of Technology ]
Today is a banner day. The Presto engineering team has created a new service for our subscribers, the first of it's kind in the world (I think). But first, a story…
Back in October 2007, Japan’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology showed off a robot exoskeleton for the elderly or infirm that could turn them from wheelchair bound into a RoboCop (presumably without the weapons). The idea is to empower humans who may have lost some of their abilities with technology that restores it to them.
Well, our announcement today is hardly on the same scale as RoboGranny, but for a homebound senior living through a Michigan winter, it can autonomously enable continued connection to family all over the world just the same…[drum roll please]…
Today Presto announces it Automatic Supplies Subscription service! [fireworks exploding] The Presto Printing Mailbox is the only consumer printer that reports its ink levels back to a website for an administrator to monitor. We have now automated that monitoring and connected it to a fulfillment chain. For Presto account managers who are tired of keeping track of when their parents are running low on ink or paper, they can sign up for the new free service, and have ink and (optionally) paper, delivered to their parent's home automatically, and only when actually needed!
This may seem relatively simple, but it's the only service of its kind. And, for busy people whose lives are full of their own challenges, having one less hassle in helping take care of their parent’s caregiving needs can be truly refreshing.
So is it RoboPresto? Maybe not. But is our new service something that will protect mom or dad against needing to drive to the office supply store on wintry roads just to fuel their connection to the broader family? You bet!
Presto subscribers can learn more and sign-up by visiting their PrestoConnect homepage and clicking on “Manage Printer Settings” and then selecting Automatic Supplies Subscription service, or by phoning Presto customer support toll-free at 800-919-3199.