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HP Brings the Power of the Internet to Printing

Five New HP LaserJet Printers Help Customers Access, Manage and Print Information

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today introduced a series of LaserJet printers that transforms the way customers can use printers in the home and office by offering them new ways to access, manage and print information from the Internet. These printers feature a wide range of Internet-enabling technologies that allow customers to scan documents directly to the Web, remotely manage printers and supplies, and print information directly from wireless devices.

"The explosion of Internet connectivity within organizations and the proliferation of wireless devices have created a tremendous need for our customers to better access and share information and images anytime, anywhere and in any format," said Vyomesh Joshi, president, HP Imaging and Printing Systems. "With these new printers, HP customers will be well-positioned to leverage Web-based services and information to maximize their competitive advantage today as well as tomorrow."

By the year 2004, IDC forecasts that 35 percent of the devices connected to the Internet will be non-PC based.(1) "Fundamentally, this means that business as we know it today will change," said Weili Su, printing and imaging analyst for IDC. "From an industry perspective, we believe these new printers provide HP customers with compelling reasons to upgrade and will continue to fuel growth in HP's imaging and printing business."

In addition to offering customers significantly faster print speeds, advanced paper handling and more competitive pricing than their predecessors, each of the HP LaserJet printers fully supports multiple operating systems, including Linux. The printers introduced today include:

HP LaserJet 4100

A high-performance workgroup printer for business environments, the HP LaserJet 4100 printer incorporates HP Chaiserver Embedded Virtual Machine (EVM) technology. EVM, recognized as an industry first, allows users to execute Java applications to extend the printer's capabilities as a platform for interacting with e-services, cell phones and handheld devices. Additionally, a smart chip print cartridge and an embedded Web server allow for remote printer management and supplies ordering via the Internet. The HP LaserJet 4100 printer replaces the HP LaserJet 4050 printer.

HP LaserJet 3200 and 3200m(2)

Designed for small offices and telecommuters, the HP LaserJet 3200 and 3200m all-in-one (AIO) devices perform multitasking capabilities including printing, copying, faxing and color scan-to-Web features. The HP LaserJet 3200m AIO supports Macintosh users. The HP LaserJet 3200 AIO replaces the HP LaserJet 3150 AIO.

HP LaserJet 2200

Designed for small businesses, the HP LaserJet 2200 printer has an infrared port for wireless printing from mobile devices. With a common Web browser, users can monitor basic printer and network configuration capabilities with an HP Jetdirect network card. The HP LaserJet 2200 printer replaces the HP LaserJet 2100 printer.

HP LaserJet 1200 and 1220

The HP LaserJet 1200 and 1220 printers provide professional output for personal business users. With an integrated color scanner/copier accessory, the HP LaserJet 1220 printer can scan and send color documents via e-mail, convert documents to digital format for editing and storage, and scan color images to the Web. The HP LaserJet 1200 and 1220 models replace the HP LaserJet 1100 and 1100a printers.

Additional Services and Products

  • An automated Web-based diagnostic and resolution support service for embedded Web server-enabled (EWS) printers. This free, personalized service helps users anticipate, address and resolve printer-specific problems seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • The second-generation HP Print Server Appliance 4200 features a point and print function that automates the installation of printers. The appliance off-loads spooling and printing services from general purpose file servers to improve IT management, installation, administration and optimization of network printing services. The HP Print Server Appliance 4200 supports Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, NT®, 2000, Millennium and UNIX® clients. It replaces the HP Jetdirect 4000 print appliance, which was the industry's first appliance server of its kind.
  • HP smart print supplies with an embedded smart chip allows customers to receive real-time data, notification and alerts about toner and paper availability via e-mail, cell phone or computer.
  • Lastly, the HP Jetdirect 175x external print server/Internet connector is designed to support Microsoft and Apple environments that share intelligent information device appliances.
Pricing and Availability

The products detailed here are sold worldwide. Information includes estimated U.S. street prices and expected availability.

ProductPricing(3)Expected Availability
HP LaserJet 4100$1,099  March 20
HP LaserJet 3200/3200m$599/$699  April 1
HP LaserJet 2200$799  April 1
HP LaserJet 1220$529  April 1
HP LaserJet 1200$399  April 1
HP Print Server Appliance 4200$1,999  May 1
HP Jetdirect 175x$199  May 1

Additional information on HP products and services is available at http://www.hp.com.

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and solutions for an Internet infrastructure that's always on.

HP had total revenue from continuing operations of $48.8 billion in its 2000 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.


(1) Research Report: IDC Internet Commerce Market Model Version 6.3.

(2) Announcing worldwide except North America, which was previously introduced.

(3) Actual prices may vary.

Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group.


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