Connect to Windows and print local with iPhone

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

as I've no iPhone I hope to get some help here:
There's a server that allow remote access (RDP, VNC),
A client (iPhone) should connect to this server and print local (also a portable printer for iPhone is needed) from a server application.
With a windows RDP isn't a problem for sure but I know less about the iPhone.

What client software for the iPhone can do that (I found: ?
What is a good portable printer for the iPhone toi use with?
Maybe there's also a solution for Andoid?


Question by:andre72
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    If the printer supports Air Print you will not need any extra software on the iPhone (or iPad). Here's a list of supported printers:

    I don't know about Android.

    Author Comment

    No extra software for printing do you mean?
    Or do you mean that RDP is also supportet native?

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    It will probably not work with RDP since iOS (the iPhone firmware) does not support any other printers than the ones that support "Air Print".

    But there is hope: iOS version 5 is expected tomorrow -according to rumors websites- or later this month, and there is a chance the print features will be improved.

    Even where iOS supports printing, apps will need to support it too.

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