Hewlett-Packard (HP) unveiled a range of new printers, which surely is giant leap in the tech world, to allow consumers as well as business users to print from the Web and mobile devices. HP also added that Apple and Yahoo have partnered in this venture and would play a role in making mobile printing possible. Apple had already announced the feature of AirPrint for iPad, which lets users print through wireless technology, in the upcoming iOS 4.2 which is tagged to be released by this year November.
Some 10 new devices are to be rolled out by HP with one prototype already on the internet waves. Earlier, the company had also signed an agreement with Research In Motion (RIM) to allow BlackBerry users to print documents to designated HP Printers.
Vyomesh Joshi, Executive Vice President HP Imaging and Printing Group unveiled some 10 new printers at an event which brings in new additions to the company’s Photosmart, Officejet, LaserJet and DesignJet series. Joshi added that some 85 percent of the smartphone owners want to print content from their devices which is pretty difficult.
You have all this content and you want to share and print this content and you want to be able to print it anywhere at any time.
The high rising demand of printing such content made HP wonder which brought up a brilliant idea to offer for business and as well as home users. The desire to print from anywhere has finally added up the functionality in printers. Such printers would work more like a PC or smart mobile device compared to a traditional printer.
Printers are dynamically connected with the HP Open Extensibility Platform and HP FutureSmart Firmware which is specially designed for HP Managed Print Services.
The smart printing technology would offer larger enterprise customers a relief. Companies can now not only manage the date inside the data center but also to print and publish. The event specialized to four main types of customers which include consumers, small businesses, enterprise and firms involved with graphics and publishing.
Showcasing the HP Photosmart eStation, called the All-in-One printer includes almost all the capabilities as well as access to Yahoo Apps. HP also revealed that the smart printer has a tablet like feature which runs Google’s Android Operating System bringing in a larger display of 7-inch.
HP further told that the smart technique is under negotiations with the Airline industry while Delta Airlines has already approved and would start, fast and easy printing of boarding passes
The HP Photsmart eStation will be on the shelves later this year for $399.