Major Announcement – HP Launches A3 Printing Portfolio.

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New portfolio delivers affordable color, maximum uptime, and leading security for customers and partners

News Highlights:

  •   Launches 16 next generation HP A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) based on award-winning HP LaserJet and HP PageWide technology
  •   Introduces HP Smart Device Services (SDS) to reduce downtime and transform the service experience through the cloud and smart devices
  •  Built with best-in-class printer security including real-time threat detection and automated monitoring

BOSTON, Sept 12, 2016 – Today at its Global Partner Conference, HP Inc. announced an extensive line of A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) and services aimed at disrupting the $55B copier market. As part of its strategy to reinvent business printing, HP is revolutionizing the traditional copier with a new breakthrough portfolio that enables its partners to sell and service more cost effectively while delivering customers affordable color, reliable performance, and industry-leading security. Visit hp.com/go/newsroom for more details.

“For decades, the copier industry has lacked the technology to improve efficiency of service, make color affordable, and keep up with security requirements,” said Enrique Lores, president, Imaging & Printing, HP Inc. “HP is changing this with next generation A3 multifunction printers that bring to life a reimagined print environment that maximizes uptime, delivers color, and offers best-in-class security.”

Next Generation A3 Multifunction Printers

Today, HP is announcing a full portfolio of A3 MFPs, including three PageWide platforms and 13 LaserJet platforms that will be available as 54 different SKUs with a range of finishing options, including an in-cave stapler stacker, hole punch, high capacity staple / stack and booklet makers. By providing a broad range of device options, HP is providing channel partners robust possibilities and pricing flexibility to meet the needs of their customers.

The HP PageWide Enterprise and Pro platforms will finally make color affordable, along with best in class print speeds and lower energy consumption than in-class laser devices. The simple architecture of HP PageWide – with only three components that may need replacing – will help lower servicing costs for channel partners. The single and multifunction devices will have print speeds ranging from 40 ppm to 60 ppm (up to 80 ppm in General Office mode). The HP PageWide Pro devices will be available beginning in spring 2017 while the HP PageWide Enterprise devices will be available in fall 2017.

The HP LaserJet Managed MFPs will be available as multifunction devices, with color or monochrome printing and speeds ranging from 25 ppm to 60 ppm. The new LaserJets will have some of the longest life components and fastest repair times among A3 laser devices in the industry. These devices will be available beginning in spring 2017.

HP Smart Device Services

To maximize up-time of the HP A3 MFP portfolio for customers, HP is delivering HP Smart Device Services (SDS). SDS is a set of cloud tools and device-based sensing capabilities designed to integrate with industry-leading third party device monitoring and service management tools used commonly by channel partners. SDS will help channel partners dramatically enhance the service experience with HP devices.

Smart Device Services is compatible on HP printers and MFPs with FutureSmart introduced in 2012 and later, including the new A3 PageWide and LaserJet devices. As such, SDS will enhance service efficiency on partners’ fleet and improve up-time on customer’s devices. It will be available to qualified channel partners at no additional cost for all contractual devices using HP Original supplies.

World class printer security

Security is a key consideration in the engineering of the new HP A3 MFPs. Customers want to protect their IP and their customers’ confidential information. The HP PageWide and LaserJet Enterprise devices feature HP’s industry-leading embedded security features, Sure Start, Run-time Intrusion Detection and Whitelisting, making them the world’s most secure printers. The HP PageWide Pro devices will feature best-in-class security features, such as secure boot and firmware integrity checking.

All of the new HP PageWide and LaserJet devices can be used with HP’s security services and JetAdvantage portfolio of management and security software, including the recently announced JetAdvantage on Demand cloud platform, reducing the burden on partners to secure and manage these devices.

Channel partner programs and financing

As part of the broader strategy outlined at its global partner conference, HP has introduced a program to support partner success with HP’s A3 portfolio. Qualified partners will receive guaranteed pricing, sales tools and service support.

HP Financial Services (HPFS) will provide a variety of flexible IT investment options to help partners and their customers acquire, pay for and consume innovative A3 print technology.

About HP

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