HP fires new LaserJets at the enterprise
By Digital News Asia October 30, 2013
- Expansions to HP LaserJet portfolio include first enterprise touch-to-print MFPs and solutions
- Says its ‘New Style of IT’ delivers business printing technologies for hybrid paper-and-digital world
HEWLETT-Packard has announced what it claimed were the first enterprise touch-to-print solutions, as well as new departmental flow multifunction printers (MFPs) for businesses.
The proliferation of data created by a growing mobile workforce is driving organisations to rethink how they conduct business and manage their information, the company said it a statement.
HP addresses this challenge with what it’s calling a ‘New Style of IT,’ which includes delivering business printing technologies that accelerate productivity in a hybrid paper-and-digital world.
The new departmental-class HP LaserJet Enterprise M800 series flow MFPs, with near field communication (NFC) touch-to-print and wireless direct, is integrated with a suite of enhanced HP solutions and expanded, more flexible Managed Print Services options that now include HP Page Plan.
HP also announced new single-function printers, multifunction printers (MFPs), scanners and solutions that it said streamline customers’ digital and paper processes and increase business productivity.
“Organisations need to adapt quickly to the changing landscape of information technology, which includes dealing with the vast amounts of data and processes created by a growing mobile workforce,” said Wai Mun Loh, country category manager, HP Printers and Personal Systems, Malaysia.
“HP’s NFC touch-to-print solutions for enterprises and the latest HP LaserJet Enterprise flow MFPs help improve customers’ mobile print experience and transform the management of digital and print workflows for potentially greater business performance.”
The new HP mobile printing solutions include HP JetDirect 2800w for FutureSmart Fleet, which enables wireless direct and NFC touch-to-print capabilities from smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs to HP FutureSmart enabled MFPs or printers at an affordable price.
This accessory can be easily installed by placing it in the device’s hardware integration pocket and can be activated with the FutureSmart 3.0 firmware upgrade.
The company also announced updates to HP ePrint Enterprise that offer enhanced connectivity features and expanded device support for environments using mobile device management solutions.
HP said it now offers a version of the ePrint Enterprise app for Blackberry 10, as well as Android and iOS versions of the HP ePrint Enterprise for Good app, helping mobile users print content secured by the Good suite of solutions.
Additionally, the HP ePrint Enterprise server software will support WiFi printing from the native print path on certain mobile devices.
Finally, HP Capture and Route 1.3 now offers iOS and Android mobile client support making it easier to manage, update and store information accurately and efficiently. In addition, users can now scan from HP devices directly to Google Docs for cloud storage.
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