Troy, HP Announce Printing Adapter with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Nov 21, 2003
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Troy Group Inc. announced a printer adapter, co-developed with HP, that allows Bluetooth wireless technology devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, PDAs, and notebook computers, to easily print. Incorporating the recently released Bluetooth Basic Printing Profile (BPP), Basic Imaging Profile (BIP), and xHTML print technology, the printer adapter will is said to simplify printing by eliminating the need for printer-specific drivers.

"We are proud to have been selected by HP to co-develop this product based on next generation Bluetooth wireless technology," said Mr. Harold Yin, executive vice president and general manager of Troy's Wireless and Connectivity Solutions. "Our mutual goal is to enable and proliferate printing using Bluetooth wireless technology. With the number of client devices enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology emerging, we believe that enabling printing from phones, PDAs, cameras, and notebooks using Bluetooth wireless technology to any printer is a key application."

Providing print capabilities is one of HP's main goals within the mobile workplace market, said Mr. Don Ciaglo, HP's director of Research and Development for IPG Connectivity Solutions. "HP selected Troy as its development partner based on their experience in providing printer connectivity solutions and their experience and capabilities in Bluetooth wireless technology," he said.

Troy will release its printer adapter with Bluetooth wireless technology in December. Both companies' products still support printing utilizing legacy profiles such as SPP, OPP, and HCRP.

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