HP has introduced new software to help IT managers make their print environment more mobile, secure and productive.
New offerings encompass mobile print solutions that simplify printing from mobile devices to printers on a corporate network and business intelligence tools that help MPS customers understand and optimise their printer flets for better performance.
New HP mobile print solutions include:
• HP JetAdvantage Connect, which enables Android and iOS mobile devices to print to printers on the corporate network with a simple, PC-like print experience. There’s no need to open a print app or send an email to the print queue, and print job rendering takes place on the mobile device, so there’s no need for a dedicated server;
• HP Access Control Secure Pull Print, which makes the print authentication capabilities of HP Access Control available as a stand-alone offering at a lower cost, with the same monitoring and protection for print jobs coming from mobile devices as PCs; and
• The HP Print for Chrome App for local printing from Chromebooks has been updated to support use with the Google admin console. This update gives IT a streamlined way to deploy and manage the app across large flets of Chromebooks.
For HP Managed Print Services customers, HP is introducing a set of business intelligence tools that give customers a transparent view of their printer fleet, along with predictive modelling to help prevent potential problems before they occur.
These include HP Device Control Center, which offers interactive fleet management with real time device status and location information, and HP Instant Fleet Insights, which delivers enhanced reporting and analytics capabilities.