HP Introduces Mobile Products, Solutions to Transform Daily Life and Business
Saturday, March 31, 2001
3/01 - CeBIT 2001 - Hanover, Germany (3/22/01) Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced an array of offerings to meet the needs of mobile consumers and provide enterprises with new tools to easily access and manage information. The announcements highlight HP's vision for mobility, which is based on the collective ability of appliances, wired and wireless, to work together using an Internet infrastructure to deliver personalized services, wherever a user may be. Offerings include: HP Jornada Pocket PCs for price-savvy consumers; an innovative accessory that allows an HP Jornada Pocket PC to perform like a simple, point-and-shoot digital camera; scanners with improved speed and image quality; and other accessories that enable wireless communication between devices that support the Bluetooth standard. At the HP booth, with the theme "Invent-Transform Life," the company is highlighting how present and future Internet technologies will affect how people live and work. More information about HP's CeBIT presence can be obtained at http://www.hpcebit.de. "HP's unique strength lies in making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals whether they are at home, in the office or on the go," said Carly Fiorina, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our focus is on products that are useful, simple and convenient, and today's announcements are excellent examples of how we help people be inventive in business and in life." Announcement Highlights The HP Deskjet 995C inkjet printer, the company's first integrated Bluetooth printer, allows users to print without cables from up to 10 meters (approximately 30 feet) away from other devices enabled for Bluetooth printing. The Bluetooth print accessory, currently under development with MPI Tech, a division of Data International A-S, will enable Bluetooth wireless printing from HP Deskjet 900C series inkjet printers and HP LaserJet 1000, 2000 and 4000 series printers. A Bluetooth wireless printing solution(1) for use with HP Deskjet 350C series mobile inkjet printers and HP (and other) notebook PCs. The solution will work with the HP Deskjet 350C series printer and any portable PCs running Windows® 98 or 2000 Professional. Third-party Bluetooth solutions for the HP Jornada Pocket PC enable wireless communication to other Bluetooth devices, such as cell phones, printers and PCs. Innovative scanning technologies (HP Scanjet 7400 and 2200 series scanners) that provide leading optical resolution, speed and image quality for users of PCs, Macintosh and interactive television systems. Reinforcing its commitment to open standards, HP has joined the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) and will utilize the group's Wi-Fi certification to ensure that future HP products interoperate with public 802.11B networks and other existing wireless infrastructures. Booth Highlights Recently announced HP products and future product demonstrations also featured at the HP "Invent-Transform Life" booth. Four Internet-enabled HP LaserJet printers (HP LaserJets 4100, 3200/3200m, 2200, 1200/1220,1200n) -- The new printers demonstrate HP's commitment to transforming printers from peripheral devices into intelligent information appliances that can both deliver and access a variety of printing e-services, information and solutions via the Internet.