HP has released OfficeJet printers for the enterprise that can print up to twice as fast as color laser printers and cost up to 50 percent less per page. Announced today, these new models also include HP's enhancements to the security and mobility options with a "touch-to-authenticate" solution that will allow end users to authenticate to enterprise security with a near field communications (NFC) enabled Android smartphone or tablet.
NFC technology uses radio communication that allows smartphones and similar devices to talk to each other by touching the devices together or bringing them into close proximity.HP has also updated its optional HP Access Control and HP ePrint Enterprise software with additional features that allow an enterprise to authenticate user login information by touching an NFC enabled Android smartphone directly to the printer or, using HP's ePrint to integrate with MobleIron's AppConnect enterprise mobility management platform.
The HP Access Control 14.0 upgrade will allow an enterprise to authenticate user login information by touching an NFC enabled Android smartphone directly to the printer using the NFC touch-to-authenticate technology. An end user can have a simpler login process without the enterprise sacrificing any device or data security or requiring a proximity card reader system.