Calling them the world’s most secure, HP has introduced its new DesignJet T1700 Printers – next-generation 44-inch solutions for CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and GIS (Geographic Information System) workgroups to produce “highly accurate documents and maps with powerful processing and a new level of security.” New features on the HP DesignJet T1700 that “make it the most secure large format workgroup printer available today” are designed to improve security and help enterprises print CAD and GIS documents while protecting printers and data from unauthorized or malicious access in infrastructure construction, urban planning, as well as utilities industries such as oil, water, gas, and electricity.
“Security is a top concern in enterprises today as connected devices and increasingly open office spaces are pervasive. At the same time, data breaches are growing at an alarming pace. In the first half of 2017, the worldwide breach level index was up more than 160%,” said Guayente Sanmartin, General Manager and Global Head of HP Large Format Design Printing. “The HP DesignJet T1700 Printer Series includes unique advanced security technologies designed to keep corporate network printers, their documents and data protected.”
Features include a new self-encrypting hard drive on the printer that ensures it’s only readable by the printer itself – even if removed from the device. For additional device security, HP Secure Boot ensures BIOS protection, and Whitelisting only allows approved firmware to be installed and run on the device. GIS files are constantly growing in size with the increase in their complexity and data, said the OEM. To smoothly process this information and improve the printing experience of GIS practitioners, the DesignJet T1700 offers a new, powerful processing architecture using a 500 GB hard disk. “As the first workgroup large-format printer to embed the Adobe PDF Print Engine4, it can more efficiently handle very heavy files. As a result, PCs can be freed in virtually no time to continue working,” said HP.
HP added that the T1700 also brings improved colour quality and precision for more accurate maps and renderings, enabling GIS workgroups to make better decisions. A new set of six HP Bright Office Inks with tuned colours profiles and a High Density Printhead deliver bold colour and accurate image quality, in addition to more precise colours – including gray and soft tones. Also, HP Click printing software included in this series, can be used by team members to easily print project sets and PDF documents.