More power and flexibility for the MPS business

HP Laserjet Managed E800 / E700 Series MFP
More power and flexibility for the MPS business

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With the Laserjet Managed MFP E800 / E700 series, HP is introducing new A3 multifunction printers for MPS partners. They provide higher printing performance and offer more comprehensive configuration options. The flow functions have also been expanded.

The E800 Flow series A3 multifunction devices offer a printing capacity of up to 70 A4 pages per minute, the E700 Flow series devices produce a maximum of 40 A4 pages per minute. The basic configuration is equipped with a blue front panel.

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Recent years have not been easy for Print Management Service Providers (MPS). Most companies sent their employees to work from home, and the print volume has dropped significantly as a result. However, HP has done everything in its power to support its MPS partners during this time with bonuses as well as compact home appliances, emphasizes Thomas Kellerhoff, Sales Manager Print Project Channel at HP. Meanwhile, a good number of employees have returned to the office, at least temporarily, and the number of job postings is rising again. Nevertheless, MPS suppliers must adapt to the future with hybrid work concepts. According to Kellerhoff, MPS HP partners experience a high demand from their customers for flexible and scalable service concepts and for greater digitization efficiency in the company. The manufacturer has incorporated these views into the new Laserjet Managed MFP E800 / E700 series devices, according to the MPS business sales manager. HP offers devices for color printing and devices with a monochrome printer.

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More performance and flow features

The new quad-core processor, called the HP Gigatron, provides increased performance in both printing and scanning in the new E700 and E800 series devices. The E800 series now prints up to 70 A4 pages per minute, and the E700 series prints up to 40 pages, an important segment in tendering according to HP. The devices now provide partners with much greater flexibility in the contract business. Because customers can now start cheaply at 50 or 30 pages per minute and switch to a higher speed class as print volumes increase, without having to install new equipment. In the new E-series multifunction devices, the higher speeds are simply activated after upgrading to the appropriate speed license.

For companies that use MFPs to digitize their paper documents, HP offers devices in special flow options through its MPS partners. They feature faster scanners and also offer a keyboard for easy data entry directly on the device. The A3 scanners on the E700 Flow devices can achieve up to 240 ipm in duplex mode, and the E800 Flow models even up to 300 ipm. Double feed problems and paper jams are said to be a thing of the past with Flow devices thanks to Undo and Redo technology. For both series devices without flow option, the scanning capacity is up to 180 ipm. With Flow 2.0, HP is also introducing in-device editing capabilities on its new MFPs. Documents can be annotated, tagged and even signed. An additional enhancement module with its own dual-core processor can double the OCR performance from 30 to 60 ipm. According to HP, technicians from MPS partners can install the module on site in minutes.

With Flex Build, devices can be configured in many ways, and a subsequent upgrade via a flow scanner is also possible. Final assembly no longer takes place in China, but in the Czech Republic, which reduces delivery times for the configured devices.

HP has extended Wolf Enterprise Security Suite: Memory Shield can scan memory for anomalies and fend off attacks with hardware-protected Runtime Intrusion Detection. Karamba’s XGuard CFI monitors firmware while it is running to block potential zero-day attacks.

Lower maintenance costs and longer durability

HP promises its partners lower costs for servicing new devices due to longer life of maintenance components such as the heater and programmer. In addition, components are now to be replaced in a synchronized manner, which means less travel for technicians. Additional sensors facilitate proactive monitoring of critical components. The MFPs also offer more accurate toner prediction and locking toner cartridges to prevent premature replacement by users. The E800 series also has an internal toner reserve for two to three days on board.

Toner with a lower fusing temperature reduces energy consumption. In addition, HP uses a greater proportion of recycled plastic in devices, and especially in toner cartridges, with a share of just over 10 percent in devices, and as high as 68 percent in cartridges. The devices are now packed without polystyrene.

According to HP, the E800 / E700 series MFPs will be available for customer installation from October. The first demonstration devices should reach partners in August and project inquiries are now open. Prices will be announced at a later date.

Nobody can and does not want to go back to hand-printing as in Gutenberg's times.  However, the business of printers and print management services still needs to become more sustainable and green.  Producers are also aware of this.  (Juergen - stock.adobe.com)

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