Introducing the HP Jetdirect print server

Introducing the HP Jetdirect print server

HP Jetdirect print servers connect printers and other devices directly to a network. By attaching a device directly to a network, you can install it in a convenient location and share it with multiple users. In addition, a network connection allows data transfers to or from the device at network speeds. The following HP Jetdirect print server types are available:

HP Jetdirect embedded print servers are integrated with a supported printer or multifunction peripheral (MFP). Because they are built directly into the printer’s mother board, the print server cannot be independently purchased or replaced. However, depending on the printer (or MFP), they are assigned an HP part number for compatibility and identification purposes.

HP Jetdirect EIO internal print servers are modular I/O cards installed in HP printers (or MFPs) that have a compatible enhanced input/output (EIO) slot.

HP Jetdirect external print servers connect printers (or MFPs) to the network by adapting a printer’s input/output connector, such as a USB port, to the network.
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Unless otherwise specified, the term print server refers to an HP Jetdirect print server and not a separate computer running print server software.

HP Jetdirect Print Servers Introducing the HP Jetdirect print server