HP & TROY Extend JetSend Protocol

HP and TROY Group Inc. have released TROY Group’s NetSend family of Internet print servers, allowing a wide range of non-HP and HP printers to communicate via HP JetSend, an open communications protocol developed by HP.

JetSend allows two devices to communicate directly with each other, without a PC or software drivers. For example, a user can scan a document using a JetSend-enabled image-capture device and share the information with a JetSend-enabled printer to deliver the best possible print quality. NetSend Internet print servers, marketed by TROY XCD, a subsidiary of TROY Group, provide JetSend capabilities to additional printing devices.

Before the introduction of the NetSend print servers, JetSend printing capabilities were available on a select number of HP printers. With TROY Group’s new NetSend family of print servers, customers with non-HP and legacy HP printers have the opportunity to use JetSend technology on Ethernet or Fast Ethernet networks. The NetSend product line was developed to meet the growing needs of corporate users -- using the Internet, these products enable and enhance the productivity of peripherals.

The Pony 100 NetSend is an external print server that connects to the parallel port of almost any PCL-compatible printer, while the XJet 100 NetSend print server fits into the modular I/O (MIO) slot on legacy HP LaserJet printers. Both have been tested with a number of JetSend-enabled sending devices, including the HP 9100C Digital Sender and ScanSoft’s Pagis Pro software.

TROY XCD Inc. is a Hewlett-Packard Company Extended Solutions Provider (ESP), and has been an HP development partner since 1992. For more information, visit www.hp.com.