HP Announces New Mobile and Cloud-based Large-format Printing Solutions for Design Professionals
BARCELONA, Spain, 17 May 2012 - HP today announced new mobile and cloud-based printingsolutions for its HP Designjet systems, including an HP ePrint& Share application for Android.(1)
On display at the AmericanInstitute of Architects 2012 National Convention, the new solutionsand features make it easier for architecture, engineering andconstruction (AEC) professionals and firms to print large-formatdocuments from virtually anywhere. They include:
An HP ePrint & Share mobile application for Androidsmartphones and tablets, allowing more users to access, view andprint drawings on the go.(1)
New features for HP ePrint & Share, including the ability toprint PDF files directly from e-mail and optimization for AppleiPad®.
HP-enabled cloud printing, now available directly from AutodeskAutoCAD WS, only available with HP Designjet web-connectedprinters.
"Today's AECprofessionals demand easy-to-use mobile solutions that fit anon-the-go lifestyle and make viewing, archiving and printinglarge-format documents available at their fingertips," saidSantiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Large-formatPrinting Business, HP. "HP continues to address these needs byproviding the first large-format printer portfolio that letscustomers access and print their designs where the job takesthem."
New HP ePrint &Share features streamline design and build process
HP's award-winning ePrint & Share is a free web service thatallows AEC customers to access and print drawings from theirconference room, home or job site using smartphones, tablets,laptops or the touchscreen of an HP Designjet ePrinter. HP ePrint& Share is designed for freelance architects, small- andmedium-sized architecture and engineering firms and medium andlarge construction companies.
"With partners aroundthe world, we needed a solution that would alleviate communicationissues associated with working across great distances," said BrianSwanner, senior architect, Waggonner & Ball Architects. "Thenew features built into HP ePrint & Share helped us find waysto share designs with a variety of partners and, with the mobileapplication, we can print where the job takes us, speeding up thedesign-and-build process."
The HP ePrint & Sharemobile application, now available from Android(1) and iOSdevices,(2) provides fast, easy access to files and print jobs,allowing users to:
Print to any HP Designjet web-connected printer, whether at thehome office or a partner's site, to save time, travel lighter andimprove collaboration.
Print PDF files directly from e-mail by selecting the HP ePrint& Share application via the "Open in" button in iOS devices(2)or "Share" button in Android(1) devices.
"As a virtual firm, werely on technology like HP ePrint & Share to help us findbetter ways to work together remotely, rather than having theoverhead associated with a brick and mortar location," said JasonPrichard, principal consultant, Theatre Consultants Collaborative."The HP ePrint & Share mobile application for Android is easyto install, streamlined and simple to use for mobileprinting."
The HP ePrint & Sharemobile application enables remote printing to any HP Designjetweb-connected printer, including the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP andthe HP Designjet T1300 and T790 ePrinters. HP ePrint & Share isavailable at no additional cost as a download for HP Designjetcustomers. The mobile application is initially available for freethrough Google Play(3) and Apple's App Store.
HP and Autodeskoffer mobile printing to AutoCAD WS users
At AIA, HP and Autodesk are demonstrating the new HP ePrint &Share-enabled Plot to Print cloud printing functionality forAutoCAD WS, a web and mobile application that enables customers toview, edit and share DWG files from virtually anywhere through aweb browser or mobile device.
By registering for HPePrint & Share, users can easily access and print their designson any HP Designjet ePrinter directly from AutoCAD WS with fullcontrol over plot styles, paper sizes, layouts and more.(4) Whenprinting from AutoCAD WS using HP ePrint & Share, ahigh-resolution copy of the file is saved to the user's HP ePrint& Share cloud library, making it simple to retrieve, share andreprint designs.
"Our primary objectivewith AutoCAD WS is to foster a collaborative design experience forour users no matter where they do their work," said Amy Bunszel,vice president, AutoCAD Products at Autodesk. "To that end, workingtogether with HP to offer mobile printing through the new Plot toPrint functionality with HP ePrint & Share was a natural nextstep."
More information about thelatest additions to the HP Designjet portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/simplify.More information on HP ePrint & Share is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintandshare.Videos and updates on HP Designjet are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HPdesigners,on Twitter at twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts.
(1) Internet connection toprinter is required. When using the HP ePrint & Share mobileapp for Android, all smartphones and tablets that run Android 2.2,2.3, 4.0 or later are compatible. 3.0 not supported.
(2) Internet connection to printer is required. When using the HPePrint & Share mobile app, a Web-connected Apple® iPhone 3G orlater, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 4.2 or later is required.iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are trademarks of Apple® Inc.registered in the U.S. and other countries.
(3) The Android mobile application will be available for downloadfrom Google Play shortly, once the approval process iscompleted.
(4) Internet access required.
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