As the world edges ever closer to a paperless existence, Hewlett-Packard continues to find new ways to keep printers in the game. HP Tuesday unveiled the Color LaserJet MFP M476, which will be the first printer to support universal protocols for mobile device printing and the first in its class from HP to support management that goes deeper than monitoring and status reporting.
HP's latest multifunction printer for SMBs also improves scanning speed and paper handling, can leverage LDAP for directory lookups and access control, and has been called the first "truly cloud-enabled device" for its ability to directly access documents stored in popular online storage systems beyond HP's own. The company gave the CRN Test Center an inside look at the LaserJet M476, which will hit the channel March 1 and be widely available April 1. List pricing starts at $529, down from the $599 list price of its predecessor. The M476 replaces the M375 and M475 MFPs.