HP Makes iPad Printing Easier

2012-01-31 16:46:41

Published on 2012-01-31 16:46:41

Ink company HP has announced a new range of printers which aim to make printing from an iPad simpler.

The Wireless Direct feature on the printers means that users can make the process of printing from a wireless device even easier as people don't even need to know the name of the local wireless network, reports Ars Technica.

Instead, Wireless Direct-enabled inkjet printers broadcast their own SSID allowing any iOS devices or Wi-Fi enabled computers to connect directly.

"Users can choose "HP-Print-4f-LaserJet" as their network, for instance, and as far as your iPhone is concerned, it is connected to a Wi-Fi network with an AirPrint-compatible printer," the news provider stated.

The development could prove to be a very shrewd move from HP with an increasing number of people owning smartphones and tablet devices rather than traditional laptops and PCs.

With a number of new devices including the Kindle Fire set to hit shelves this year, this trend is only likely to increase.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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