HP Wins "Outstanding Achievement" Award for Bringing Security and Simplicity to Mobile Printing
HP Wins “Outstanding Achievement” Award for Bringing Security and Simplicity to Mobile Printing
“Mobile printing in enterprise environments has its own set of challenges; for the user, the first step is connecting to the printer, which isn’t always easy,” said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers and A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. “HP has eliminated the guesswork by implementing NFC: users just tap their mobile device on the control panel sensor to initiate the connection to the printer or MFP.” NFC (Near Field Communication) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that relies on close proximity in order for electronic devices to communicate with one another.
Orr continued, “For the IT department, security is the main concern and HP addresses this by using a direct wireless connection, separate from the wired connection, to encrypt and securely send print data to the device.” Unlike with other vendors’ products, HP takes security a step further, enabling administrators to require a password be entered on the mobile device to connect to the printer or MFP.
“We are pleased that BLI has recognized HP’s commitment to exploring new technologies in the print space,” said David Laing, Director of Innovation for HP LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions. “The HP 1200w Mobile Print Accessory and HP JetDirect 2800w for FutureSmart Fleet enable wireless direct and NFC touch-to-print capabilities for smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs for a new and existing installed base of 40 million HP LaserJet customers. We will continue to innovate and bring exciting new features to all of our future products.”
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