HP LaserJet MFP M476 Ready For Mobile Output

Deeper Management

The M476 will now support Web Jetadmin, HP's fleet of management tools for networked printers, making the device more suitable in the enterprise for deployment in remote and branch office locations. "In the past, devices in this class were pretty limited in what you could do," said Laing. Functions such as installation and monitoring were the start and end of it. "Admins can now control functions remotely by groups of users. You can manage the fleet from an authentication aspect, with certain features available to some users and not others. For example, you can say that this group can print, scan and fax, while these others can only print," he said. Other administrative functions include remote diagnostics and firmware updates on multiple devices at the same time. "Previously, [non-enterprise devices] had to be updated one by one," said Laing.

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