HP Unveils Print Solutions With Mobile Capabilities
HPJetAdvantage Connect lets mobile devices print to printers on the corporate network with an intuitive PC-like print experience, without extra steps.Technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the launch of software designed to make printing from mobile devices to printers on the corporate network easier and more accessible. HPJetAdvantage Connect lets mobile devices print to printers on the corporate network with an intuitive PC-like print experience, without extra steps such as opening a print app or sending an email to the print queue. "It is becoming increasingly common for people to use their mobile devices in the office," Ed Wingate, head of JetAdvantage Solutions for HP, told eWEEK. "We have also seen some banking and retail companies adopt a 100 percent mobile tablet fleet in their stores. As a result, the ability to easily print from these mobile devices is no longer optional—it is a necessity." HP has updated two other offerings designed to make it easier for IT to support printing from mobile devices in a corporate environment, including HP Access Control Secure PullPrint, which makes the print authentication capabilities of HP Access Control available as a standalone offering at a lower cost.
With this solution, IT can provide the same monitoring and protection features for print jobs coming from mobile devices as they do for print jobs coming from PCs. In addition, HP Access Control 15.2 has been updated with support for the latest security protocols and the ability to use pull printing across IT environments with multiple domains.