19 May 2014

HP brings enterprise-grade mobile printing to SMBs

HP has introduced the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 as the world’s first Mopria-certified printer that supports embedded print for Android-based devices as well as simple, secure mobile print options.
Source: HP. The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476.

Recent research indicates that by 2015, 41% of business smartphone users and 43% of business tablet users will print from their mobile devices*.
“The expectation of today’s business customer is to print securely from any location or device,” said Serena Yong, GM, Printing and Personal Systems, HP Singapore and Malaysia. “HP is committed to deliver simple, secured mobile print solutions that can help customers solve the mobility challenge of working while in the office or on the go.”

The printer, targeted at SMBs, comes fully equipped with NFC touch-to-print** capabilities, wireless direct printing, HP ePrint*** and HP AirPrint****. It comes with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) feature that simplifies access control for scan, fax or copy functions and improves productivity with corporate email directory lookup. 

The HP Officejet Pro X series is also ideal for SMBs that have similar needs to larger enterprises. 

*“Multi-Client Study, Mobile Device Users vs. Non-Users: Print, Scan, Document Management,” IDC, February 2013.
**NFC technology is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity.
***Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network or have a direct wireless connection to printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. App or software and HP ePrint account registration may also be required. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in a specific area. Additional information is available at www.hp.com/go/mobileprinting.
****Requires an internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected internet- and email-capable device. Requires HP Web Services Account Registration. Print times may vary. A list of supported documents and image types is available at http://www.hpconnected.com/. A list of additional solutions is available at http://www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.