Next-Generation HP Enterprise LaserJet Printers; Extending Automated Toner-Supply to Other Brands
April 1, 2015 Last month, Hewlett-Packard made waves with its new JetIntelligence toner cartridges and next-generation Color LaserJets, while today it continued its technology-refresh with the debut of three new LaserJet Enterprise printers for large-workgroup black-and-white printing, the new HP LaserJet Enterprise M604, M605 and M606 printers, built for workgroups of 10-25 users printing 3,000 to 20,000 pages a month. The printers feature HP’s latest security provision, including HP JetAdvantage Private Print for secure printing, as well as extensive mobile-printing options, include NCF touch-to-print and WiFi Direct mobile printing for some models.
Customers may also enroll the new printers in HP SureSupply Auto-Delivery. With Sure Supply Auto-Delivery, the customer first signs up with their toner-cartridge supplier, which then begins remotely monitoring the customer’s printer toner-cartridge levels. When the toner level is low, the supplier automatically ships a new cartridge to the customer, billing the customer for the new cartridge.
HP also reports that it’s making its SureSupply Auto-Delivery “more broadly available,” extending the service beyond HP devices to other major brands. It says it’s also offering customers a broader choice of resellers in North America and Europe.
According to an HP representative, HP SureSupply Auto-Delivery supports popular third-party printers and MFPs from vendors such as Brother International, Canon, Epson, Kyocera, Lexmark International, OKI, Ricoh, Samsung, Xerox ,and other brands. Specific printer-model support is dependent on the reseller capabilities from a SKU coverage perspective – for instance, does the reseller carry or have access to the appropriate SKU? This will this will vary by reseller.
Auto-Delivery places the order on behalf of the customer with a participating reseller. For HP printers, this order will be fulfilled using only HP-brand toner cartridges. For non-HP printers, Auto-Delivery will specify the OEM part number in the order and it will be the decision of the participating reseller to fill the order with OEM or remanufactured alternatives. HP recommends OEM cartridges when available and requests the reseller get customer pre-approval when substituting remanufactured alternatives for the non-HP printers.
All printers feature an optional secure hard drive, as well as HP’s latest security provisions: identity management: Kerberos authentication, LDAP authentication, 1,000 user PIN codes, optional HP and third-party advanced authentication solutions such as ID and badge readers (via hardware integration pocket [HIP]), network: IPsec/firewall with certificate, Kerberos authentication, IPsec configuration, 802.1X authentication, certificates, an Access Control List; encryption of data stored in optional hard drive, secure hard-drive erase, encrypted credentials; security-lock slot, USB port disablement, and compatibility with HP Imaging and Printing Security Center.
For mobile printing, they include HP ePrint and Apple AirPrint mobile printing, while some models add NFC touch-to-print and WiFi Direct mobile printing for peer-to-peer connection. Also available is HP ePrint Enterprise, HP’s enterprise solution for secure mobile printing within a company’s firewall
The printers also support HP FutureSmart Firmware that enables customers to upgrade their printer whenever new solutions, such as document workflow and security enhancements, become available, without having to purchase new hardware. They also support HP’s JetAdmin netowrk management, as well as HP’s Open Extensibility Platform for adding solutions.
HP says it’s also reduced energy consumption by up to 25 percent. For instance, the new HP LaserJet Enterprise M606 has TEC (Total Energy Consumption) of 3.328 kWh per week compared to a TEC of 4.368 kWh per week for its predecessor, the HP LaserJet Enterprise 600.
All three A4 printers (print on up to A4/8.5″x14 media) incorporate a 1.2 GHz CPU, Jetdirect Fast and Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server; 802.3 wireless connectivity is optional.
Maximum monthly volume is up to 175,000 pages (M604), 225,000 pages (M605), and 275,000 pages (M606).
HP LaserJet Enterprise M604
This desktop printer is rated at up to 52 ppm with a four-line display and use the 10-key pad for PIN secure printing.
Two configurations are available: an “n” version, and a “dn” version, the latter of which adds automatic duplex printing.
Both feature a 600-sheet standard paper capacity (100-sheet multipurpose tray and 500-sheet tray), and up to four 500-sheet paper trays and a 1,500-sheet high-capacity paper tray may be added for a maximum paper capacity of 3,600 sheets.
The LaserJet Enterprise M604 uses the HP 81A black toner cartridge that yields approximately 10,500 pages
HP LaserJet Enterprise M605
This is faster printer, printing at up to 55 ppm, and also replaces the M604’s four-line display with a 4.3″ color touchscreen.
Three configurations are available: an “n” configuration, a “dn” configuration that adds automatic duplex printing, and an “x” configuration that adds automatic duplexing, support for high-capacity toner cartridges, a third 500-sheet paper tray, NFC touch-to-print, and WiFi direct mobile printing. The HP 81X High-Yield black toner cartridge yields approximately 25,000 pages.
As with the M604, standard paper capacity is 600 sheets, and may be expanded to 3,600 sheets.
HP LaserJet Enterprise M606
This is the fastest printer in the series, printing at up to 65 ppm. It features the same mobile-printing and security solutions as the M604 and M605, as well as standard automatic duplex printing, and 600-sheet paper supply (maximum 3,600-sheet supply with options). As with M605, there’s a 4.3″ color touchscreen.
There are two configurations, a “dn” configuration, as well as an “x” configuration, the latter of which adds a second 500-sheet paper tray and NFC touch-to-print and wireless direct mobile printing. Both can use the higher-yield HP 81X black toner cartridge that yields approximately 25,000 pages.
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