How often one needs to print a document, an e-mail or the notes for a presentation that one has stored on a notebook or even one’s mobile phone! And how complicated it can get! Transfer the document to a thumb drive; then stick it into a PC that is connected to a printer…..
Printer leader Hewlett Packard has responded to this all-too-common customer hassle – and launched a truly ‘anytime, anywhere’ wirelessly Web-connected printer for those wish to print securely, from almost any portable device, from anywhere in the world!
They do this by allocating to the printer an ‘ address’ on the Web – and making all such printers part of an ePrint Cloud.
Earlier this week in Mumbai, HP unveiled the first such “e-All-in-One”: the HP Photosmart Plus eAll-in-One B110e: “powered by touch and empowered by the web”. Customers can send emails, documents and photos to this printer from any mobile device, including HP iPAQ, BlackBerry, iPad or any wireless-enabled notebook PC, across the room – or across continents. The 3.5 inch HP TouchSmart screen lets one rotate and crop, adjust brightness and apply colour effects before printing – all without a PC.
According to early reviewers, the printer can handle on MS Office docs – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel or plain text; Adobe Acrobat PDF; and most common picture formats like jpeg, bmp, tiff and png – but not direct web page ( HTML) printing. There is a limit of 5 MB per attachment to the email being printed – but up to 5 attachments will print within this limit.
The printer will sell in India for Rs 7570.
— Print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute (ppm) black and up to 30 ppm color; 4 x 6-inch photos as fast as 16 seconds
— Scan Specifications: 1200 x 1200-dpi optical resolution scanning; 24-bit color scanning
— Copy Specifications: Up to 32 copies per minute (cpm) in black and up to 30 cpm in color; Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi black copying with 1200 scan dpi; Up to 4800 optimized dpi color copying
— Dimensions/Weight: 17.8 inches (w) x 15.8 inches (d) x 7.8 inches (h); 16.4 lbs.
— Support/Connectivity: Wireless 802.11b/g/n; Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.6; Windows 7, Windows Vista(R), Windows XP (SP2)* or higher (32-bit only)
Check for supported phones ( Windows Mobile/Symbian/ Android/Apple IPhone..): www.hp.com/global/us/en/consumer/digital_photography/free/software/mobile-printing-solutions.html
Link to HPO ePrint FAQ: http://h30495.www3.hp.com/about/eprint
Aug 6 2010