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HP Announces Host of New Imaging and Printing Products and Solutions for Enterprise Market

8 Oct, 2008

HP Announces Host of New Imaging and Printing Products and Solutions for Enterprise Market

San Diego, CA (October 7, 2008) - HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced new imaging and printing devices, supplies and solutions to give enterprise customers greater options to boost productivity, security and environmental sustainability.

Designed to help customers transform their businesses by enabling them to optimize infrastructure, manage environments and improve workflow, these new offerings include eight imaging and printing solutions, four HP LaserJet printers, an HP Scanjet device and enhancements to the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator.

HP also announced global entertainment company Viacom as a new enterprise customer. With an HP Managed Print Services contract, Viacom worked with HP to reduce its global device count and is projected to save up to 25 percent in imaging and printing costs over the next three years. In addition, the environmentally conscious company is projected to experience a 50 to 60 percent increase in energy savings and to reduce its carbon emissions associated with energy by more than 28 percent.

Offering specialized solutions for enterprise customers

Tailoring solutions to meet specific industry needs, HP has added five new enterprise solutions focused on customers in the healthcare, public sector, automotive and financial services industries. HP also introduced three imaging and printing solutions that span industry sectors to address the security and manageability needs of enterprises.

Designed to streamline information workflows, enhance security and help reduce costs, HP’s newest solutions offer customers industry-specific expertise with a single point of contact for simplified sales, service and support processes.

a.. HP Document Capture for Admissions and Electronic Medical Records and HP Patient Identification Printing help reduce medical errors and boost patient safety. Designed to safely capture and protect patient medical information, these offerings let healthcare organizations utilize the latest HP healthcare technology to more easily comply with government mandates, including patient-privacy regulations. HP Patient Identification Printing enables on-demand wristband printing on HP LaserJet devices.

b.. For the automotive industry, the HP Monroney Label Printing Solution delivers up-to-date and on-demand high-quality vehicle window stickers with individual car specifications to help companies meet compliance regulations. Powered by select HP LaserJet printers, the solution prints on the production line to optimize the process, allowing for a lower investment and reduction of labor costs.

c.. The HP Contract and Procurement Management Solution for the public sector enables users to comprehensively capture, send, print, classify, manage and extract information from new and existing government agency contracts for a more efficient printing environment. The solution speeds up labor-intensive procurement contract methods, while saving time and reducing printing-related costs.

d.. The HP Account Opening Accelerator for Banking lets financial services businesses improve customer retention by implementing an efficient process to expedite three challenging elements of new accounts: application forms printing and processing; signature card printing, scanning and routing; and starter check issuance. The solution can decrease account setup time from the typical five to seven days to only several hours.

e.. HP Job Accounting Print Solutions and Imaging and Printing Security Solutions from HP and Equitrac address the unique needs of businesses, including professional service firms, letting them control access to and account for the usage of their imaging and printing devices. This offering enables users to track and allocate billable printing expenses, monitor and measure fleet performance, and simplify security and management, providing a powerful way to increase revenue potential and reduce overhead costs. These solutions are newly certified by the HP Accreditation, Certification and Test (ACT) program, which ensures customer confidence and reliability.

f.. HP Host Printing Solutions from HP and MPI allow enterprises to seamlessly manage print jobs by enabling host systems to communicate with HP printers to print to common form applications, including checks, invoices, statements and other business documents from mission-critical applications. This solution is also newly certified by the HP ACT program.

New hardware products for business solutions

HP introduced new printing devices and supplies to better assist customers in saving time and money and to increase efficiencies for enterprise and mid-sized businesses through printing, scanning and security devices. The new offerings range from HP LaserJet mono, color and multifunction (MFP) devices to high-performance secure hard disks.

a.. The HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP is HP’s first legal-sized desktop Color LaserJet MFP that offers high performance in a space-saving, compact design. Fully equipped for seamless integration into a network environment, the user-friendly MFP has full document management and workflow capabilities, allowing for increased productivity within small work teams. The HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP and HP Color LaserJet CP3520 printer series come with HP’s improved HP ColorSphere toner, which helps customers produce professional-looking documents, marketing collateral and business-quality photos with consistent, true-to-life colors.

b.. HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Printer Series is reliable for the general office and cost-effectively prints eye-catching color business communications and marketing collateral. Making color devices more affordable than ever, this series offers monochrome printing for the same cost per page as in-class monochrome laser printers.

c.. Now available for the HP Color LaserJet CM3530 MFP and HP Color LaserJet CP3520 printer series, the HP CE250X Black Print Cartridge is designed for high-volume printing environments and allows customers the convenience of replacing black print cartridges less frequently.

d.. HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disks are easy to install and include advanced security features, such as Advance Encryption Standard technology, which enables large enterprises to protect sensitive data at rest on HP printers and MFPs without impacting device performance.

Also in the managed mid-sized business segment, HP released new devices and supplies to help customers better compete. The offerings include:

a.. The versatile HP Scanjet N6310 Document Flatbed Scanner can capture a variety of documents – including legal-size pages, business cards, photos and transparencies – at speeds of 15 pages per minute (ppm).

b.. The compact HP LaserJet P2050 Printer Series helps boost small work team productivity in enterprise and small to mid-size business environments with fast printing in black and white.

c.. The HP LaserJet P2030 Printer Series offers fast black print speeds with flexible connectivity options and can produce a broad range of crisp business documents quickly using HP Instant-on Technology.

d.. The HP Color LaserJet Brochure Value Pack includes three toner cartridges, glossy media and a CD with design templates, enabling users to create professional-looking marketing materials in-house, thereby saving more than 50 percent versus a print shop.

HP Managed Print Services help customers tackle specific business goals – from cost and energy savings to increased efficiency.

a.. HP is making it easier for global technology company 3M to use less energy, recycle more and reduce the impact of imaging and printing with the deployment of HP Managed Print Services. 3M has significantly reduced its imaging and printing energy consumption through device consolidation and print management.

b.. Embarq Corporation, a communications service firm, has reduced energy consumption, saved on printing costs and increased productivity with HP CM8060/8050 Multifunction Printers with Edgeline Technology.

HP has expanded the capabilities of its carbon footprint calculator that was announced in May to include a full array of HP printing products as well as competitor products. The HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for printing allows customers to compare the carbon footprints of their existing printer fleet to that of a new, optimized fleet to understand how they can reduce their impact on the environment and reap energy savings.

Additionally, customers can compare any two devices (HP and/or competitor products) or build a custom fleet. The calculator assesses printer energy and paper use, the carbon impact of usage, and associated monetary costs based on the geographical energy assessments for 146 countries.

More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

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