Outstanding Achievement

HP Wins "Outstanding Achievement" Award for Bringing Security and Simplicity to Mobile Printing

Winter 2014

HP Wins “Outstanding Achievement” Award for Bringing Security and Simplicity to Mobile Printing


January 22, 2014 – Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, has honored Hewlett-Packard Company with an “Outstanding Achievement” award in Innovation in for its use of NFC/WiFi Direct technology to simplify mobile printing from NFC-enabled smart phones and tablets. Selected from among the scores of hardware devices and software solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months, these awards acknowledge those products that exhibit beneficial advances in technology or unique functionality in document imaging.

“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.”

Stay tuned for the upcoming Buyers Lab “Outstanding Achievement” award announcements in the Energy category tomorrow.

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Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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