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Brief: HP Intros Printer for Wireless Printing in the Classroom

HP has debuted a new printer that enables users to print from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The printer, designed for education as well as small to medium size business environments, also allows users to access content from cloud applications including Box and Google Drive.

The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 offers secure wireless printing from mobile devices. Files are transmitted to the printer through a peer-to-peer connection using 128-bit encryption. The printer comes with a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) feature that enables IT administrators to define user restrictions for scan, copy or fax functions.

The M476 has received Mopria certification. The Mopria Alliance, established in 2013 by an alliance of mobile device and printer manufacturers, aims to "promote, simplify and increase accessibility of wireless printing from mobile devices."

The printer will be available for purchase starting April 2014. Additional information about HP's printers is available online.

About the Author

Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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