11/3/2003 - HP (NYSE:HPQ) is announcing the latest version of the HP Mobile Printing Software Developer's Kit (SDK) for Pocket PC. The kit brings new print functionality to existing applications and helps enable printing on new Pocket PC 2003 devices.
The HP Mobile Printing SDK version 3.0 helps developers enable mobile professionals to print documents from Pocket PC devices to network, Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity), infrared and BluetoothTM enabled printers. Mobile application developers should be able to use the kit to address growing market needs for increased mobile capabilities.
"Our goal is to help ensure that users of mobile devices such as HP iPAQ Pocket PCs have access to a broad range of printing capabilities," said Gregg Patterson, vice president of solutions and technology, Consumer Imaging and Printing Business, HP. "HP is helping to make this happen by providing the best experience to developers and through great integration with the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment."
"Microsoft is excited to work with HP and see that solutions for mobile printing are available to the broad mobile developer community," said Jonathan Wells, product manager for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division, Microsoft Corp. "The HP solution helps enable many enterprise and consumer usage scenarios that are important to both companies' customers."
Version 3.0 of the HP Mobile Printing SDK for Pocket PC is available for developing managed applications that target the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework on a Pocket PC with Visual Studio .NET and also for developing native Windows Mobile Pocket PC C++ based applications with embedded Visual Tools.
This latest version of the Mobile Printing solution also supports more printers with expanded Adobe® PostScript® level-2 printer support that is compatible with a wide range of PostScript-enabled HP and non-HP printers.
HP Mobile Printing SDK for Pocket PC delivers localized resource files for support of nine languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional as well as Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
HP Mobile Printing SDK for Pocket PC is available on the HP mobile developer site at www.hpdevelopersolutions.com/mobile.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses. For the last four quarters, HP revenue totaled $71.3 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Hewlett-Packard Company under license. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Adobe and PostScript are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Incorporated.
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