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Complete Component Group for the HP1160/1320 and HP2420/2430 Series Printers

11 May, 2005

Complete Component Group for the HP1160/1320 and HP2420/2430 Series Printers

Static Control Components has announced that it is the first in the imaging industry to provide a complete family of products for use in remanufacturing cartridges for two printer series that comprise over 60 percent of HP’s monochrome laser shipments — the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 and the HP LaserJet 2420/2430 series printers.

According to Christopher Beckerdite, SCC’s Director of Product Management, “The new design of the HP LaserJet 1160/1320 and 2420/2430 printer models has offered HP’s customers two very high quality products at competitive prices. The demand produced by these systems is creating explosive opportunity for remanufacturers who will grab a significant amount of recurring revenue by gaining rapid access to these new markets.”

A critical technology enabling the industry to pursue these new printer markets is Static Control’s emulated Smartek chips for the HP1160/1320 and HP2400 series. SCC’s Smartek chips provide full functionality and eliminate the potential for end user intervention at the printer.

“These are substantial issues that can be created with printer-dependent aftermarket chips that are not correctly designed to address the new firmware issues in these models,” said Beckerdite. “Both of these new HP LaserJet printer series feature new, upgraded firmware featuring substantial changes compared to their predecessors.”

New functionality has been enabled creating a third chip identification mode, the “Unauthorized Cartridge” mode. In addition, the speed of communication between the smartchip and the printer has been accelerated, and the organization of the data has been altered as well.

“SCC’s Smartek technology for HP’s LaserJet series is based on a comprehensive reverse engineering of the entire printer electronics, operating system and the OEM chip,” continued Beckerdite. “This technology provides the necessary blueprint to design the custom Smartek chip as a robust emulation of the OEM design, the key to protecting you from firmware revisions.

“Our R&D efforts are ongoing with these engines,” Beckerdite continued, “The opportunity is significant, but the market faces a challenge with the availability of new cores for remanufacturing. For this reason, we’re currently developing core conversion systems for both cartridge designs that will allow remanufacturers to convert the more readily available standard yield ‘A’ cores into more profitable ‘X’ cores.”

SCC’s development of core conversions for these systems is supported by a collection of conversion components developed exclusively for these printers.

Included in these newly released component groups are blades, seals, felts and foams, tools, fixtures and specially-formulated toners, which when combined with the advanced technology Odyssey drum with gears, will generate OEM-like performance, yield density and image quality.

To learn more about the HP1320/1160 or the HP2420/2430 products, visit www.scc-inc.com.

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