HP Bang Out Printers, SMB Solutions As Promises 'Legacy' Build

Written by Oonagh Reidy     09/09/2011 | 16:29 | Category: INDUSTRY

HP Australia has just announced a slew of new printer models as it seeks to 'build legacy' while plugging its new enterprise services.

HP Bang Out Printers, SMB Solutions As Promises 'Legacy' Build



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The new printing solutions for SMBs debuted at a world launch in Shanghai this week, come as the company who recently announced it would spin off its PC and printing business to focus on software services, pledged to build for future growth. 

At the event, HP also boasted about shared how "innovation is at the core of the 26 billion dollar imaging and printing business" including Asia Pacific region, where it is "driving double digit revenue growth" and "disrupting" markets. 

But wait, is this the same company, who is the No.1 PC and printing firm globally, that caused a furore after the Personal Systems Group spin off announcement? 

Read HP Gain Autonomy As PC's Go Out Back Door Here

"Our history of innovation runs deep, and we continue to leverage that legacy and build on it for future growth," said Richard Bailey, Vice President, Imaging & Printing Group, HP South Pacific. 

"While printing in the traditional sense will continue to be integral to what we bring to the world, we are disrupting the market with leading innovations beyond the page as well." 

Among the products launched were: the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275(3) - equipped with TopShot Scanning, which produces high-quality images from the web or other printed materials, available here in 2012. 

In addition, three new HP LaserJets, one new Scanjet and two Officejets for business were launched - the Color LaserJet Pro 100 MFP M175nw - is one of the smallest ePrint-enabled colour multifunction printers, starting from $349.

A slew of other models were also launched: LaserJet Enterprise 600 M601, M602 and M603 printer series available here in late 2011, as were new document solutions - Access Control Express, Nuance eCopy ShareScan, ePrint for Enterprise and EcoSmart. 

"HP is also taking proven enterprise-level technologies and right-sizing those service capabilities for SMBs," it said, with the recent acquisition of managed print giant Printelligent, will help the roll out of HP Partner Managed Print Services. 

But the Palo Alto giant also plugged its new SMB software business, describing it as "another strategic move" to simplify complex office processes and improve enterprise. 

It revealed new solution business program (SBP) with new partner Hyland solution OnBase. 

This is a comprehensive enterprise content management suite, which streamlines processes by capturing electronic and paper-based documents, integrating information into business applications, automating workflows and enabling instant access to data. 

Cloud based HP ePrint app for BlackBerry smartphones was also revealed, allowing users print from "anywhere."

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