HP to Release All-in-One Color Printer/Scanner

SAN FRANCISCO (08/14/2000) - Hewlett-Packard Co. gave a September target date for the availability of the company's latest multifunction printer, which will feature color printing, faxing, scanning and copying functions on a single machine.

Directed toward the SOHO (small office/home office) user, the HP OfficeJet K Series will also have an Internet application called HP NetDirect that provides a series of services over the Web without the use of a PC. Some of these functions include sending e-mail messages and printing e-mail messages and Web pages. The devices comes with a 33.6K-bps (bits per second) fax/data modem.

The Palo Alto, California-based company will manufacture two models of the unit-- the K60 at US$399 and the K80 version at $499. The higher-priced model comes with the modem and scan resolution of up to 3,600 dpi (dots per inch).

The company also said, in a Monday release, that some models will provide networking capabilities, giving users the ability to print, fax, send and scan on PCs networked throughout an office. USB (universal serial bus) connectivity and what the company touts as a simplified software interface will be available on all versions of the machine.

HP, based in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at +-650-857-1501 or http://www.hp.com/.

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