News

HP Develops Internet Print Appliances

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced the first in a family of print appliances that provide customers with dedicated printing solutions and a new product category called document routers. HP also demonstrated technologies that enable cellular phones, PDAs, pagers, and other wireless Internet devices to point and print.

Printing services, infrastructure, and appliances are the key points to HP's Internet print intiative. On the infrastructure front, HP will develop technology to enable information appliances to print without wires. The HP JetDirect 4000 print appliance, and the wireless HP Jornada 540 Series Color Pocket PC, which can beam color images to color printers, are the first appliances in the HP initiative.

Print services will include contracts with FedEx, to turn a printer into a personal shipping station; ImageTag, to store, retrieve, and send important documents using bar-coded labels; NewspaperDirect, to print international newspapers locally on demand; printCafe, to auction, broker, and manage high-volume publishing jobs; and Mimeo.com, to receive documents via the Internet to be printed, bound, and sent overnight.

Contact HP, www.hp.com.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Warns IT Pros on Windows Netlogon Fix Coming Next Month

    Microsoft on Thursday issued a reminder to organizations to ensure that their systems are properly patched for a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability before next month's "update Tuesday" patch distribution arrives.

  • Microsoft Nudging Skype for Business Users to Teams

    Microsoft on Thursday announced some perks and prods for Skype for Business unified communications users, with the aim of moving them to the Microsoft Teams collaboration service instead.

  • How To Improve Windows 10's Sound and Video Quality

    Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that can help users get the most out of their sound and video hardware.

  • Microsoft Offers More 'Solorigate' Advice Using Microsoft 365 Defender Tools

    Microsoft issued yet another article with advice on how to use its Microsoft 365 Defender suite of tools to protect against "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat types of attacks in a Thursday announcement.

comments powered by Disqus