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HP Brings Wireless Print Server to Macintosh Market

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 30, 2001-Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today unveiled a high-bandwidth, wireless printing device ideal for customers who want to share a single printer and eliminate the need for connecting wires. With the HP Wireless Print Server WP100, a printer can be located anywhere in a home or office within 100 feet of Macintosh computers enabled with Apple's AirPort technology without the need for any physical connection. Whether small offices are adding new users to a network or moving to a new location, using the HP print server can smooth the transition and help limit the costs associated with such changes. Also ideal for mobile classroom applications, the HP Wireless Print Server WP100 allows multiple students to share a specified HP inkjet printer, increasing the efficient use of classroom resources. "As computing goes wireless, HP continues to explore a number of technologies that enable wireless devices to maximize productivity and improve efficiency," said Karl Schwenkmeyer, marketing manager, HP Imaging and Printing Systems. "As one of the first to market with an IEEE 802.11b-compliant print server, HP is giving customers the ability to choose wireless options that best serve their needs."

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