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has also introduced a series of LaserJet printers that sport a wide range of Internet-enabling technologies that let you scan documents directly to the Web, remotely manage printers and supplies, and print information directly from wireless devices.
“The explosion of Internet connectivity within organizations and the proliferation of wireless devices have created a tremendous need for our customers to better access and share information and images anytime, anywhere and in any format,” said Vyomesh Joshi, president of the HP Imaging and Printing Systems, in a company statement. “With these new printers, HP customers will be well-positioned to leverage Web-based services and information to maximize their competitive advantage today as well as tomorrow.”
The HP LaserJet 4100 is described by HP as a high-performance workgroup printer for business environments. The US$1,099 printer incorporates HP Chaiserver Embedded Virtual Machine (EVM) technology. EVM lets users execute Java applications to extend the printer’s capabilities as a platform for interacting with e-services, cell phones and handheld devices. Additionally, a smart chip print cartridge and an embedded Web server allow for remote printer management and supplies ordering via the Internet. The 4100 is available now.
The HP LaserJet 3200 ($599) and 3200m ($699) all-in-ones (the latter is the Mac version) are targeted to small offices and telecommuters. They support printing, copying, faxing and color scan-to-Web features. They’re due April 1.
The HP LaserJet 2200, also due April 1, is designed for small businesses. It has an infrared port for wireless printing from mobile devices. With a common Web browser, users can monitor basic printer and network configuration capabilities with an HP Jetdirect network card. The price tag: $799
The HP LaserJet 1200 and 1220 printers ($399 and $529 respectively) are aimed at personal business users. With an integrated color scanner/copier accessory, the HP LaserJet 1220 printer can scan and send color documents via e-mail, convert documents to digital format for editing and storage, and scan color images to the Web. Estimated time of arrival: April 1.