Intel Adds New Features to NetportExpress Print Servers

By Jim Martin

Intel Corp. (Hillsboro, Ore.) has enhanced its software to add new features to its Intel NetportExpress print servers, a family of servers that run on the AS/400.

The Intel NetportExpress print server will be added to the Intel NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers, and are designed to enhance printing security and reduce printing costs.

Intel has addressed printing security with a new printer password technology that will give LAN administrators the option to employ passwords that restrict the use of printers that are connected to NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers. With this security option, LAN administrators can lower maintenance and supply costs of expensive resources such as color printers and limit access to printers used for sensitive printouts.

To provide network administrators with increased flexibility, NetportExpress 10 and 10/100 print servers can now be managed using the Hewlett Packard JetAdmin and Web JetAdmin management consoles, in addition to the Intel Netport Manager and Web Netport Manager.

“This is a significant benefit for LAN administrators who have standardized on HP JetAdmin and Web JetAdmin,” says Robert Holo, Intel NetportExpress product marketing manager. “Now, these network administrators can enjoy the advantages that Intel NetportExpress print servers offer, such as faster performance and lower cost, while continuing to manage their networked printers with one application.”