Georgetown, Texas (PressExposure) August 29, 2006 -- At the 2006 HP Worldwide IPG Solution Partner Conference, Ringdale was named a Premier Partner in the HP Solution Business Partner (SBP) Program.
The status was granted to Ringdale based on their valued integration work to build high quality output management solutions with HP's market leading imaging and printing devices.
HP will be the first printer manufacturer to support RingdaleÂ® USB - HID Swipe Card, Proximity Card, Wiegand and Fingerprint Readers on the printers own USB port.
Ringdale's Embedded FollowMeÂ® Technology for HP printers and multifunction printers (MFPs) requiring no external devices, other than the ID reader, to make FollowMeÂ® Queue Server software work with the print device.
The new HP printers and MFPs with FollowMeÂ® Embedded installed will automatically allow all RingdaleÂ® USB Reader devices for FollowMeÂ® to be used. Ringdale makes a range of HID (Human Interface Device) compliant readers including Proximity Card, Swipe Card, Barcode, Wiegand, RS232, Keypad as well as Fingerprint Biometric Readers.
This world leading technology can now be rolled out on current HP devices such as HP's black and white LaserJet 4345mfp and Color LaserJet 4730mfp.
Jan Bollmann, VP of Engineering of Ringdale Inc. said "We are pleased to see our world leading FollowMe technology being exposed on HP's world leading MFP platforms to so many users. The combination of HP printing platforms and FollowMe Embedded provide enhanced user experience and functionality at the lowest cost of ownership, currently not matched by any other printer make."
Other printer makers also employ the strategy to copy certain FollowMe features in order to provide a whole but proprietary solution. However, Ringdale's market research showed clearly that an informed End-User or Corporate Client would want an independent piece of software like FollowMeÂ® so that the printing system can be chosen as appropriate by capability or cost effectiveness.
More and more printer makers start to understand this and despite their own solutions will promote their devices' compatibility with FollowMeÂ® Printing from Ringdale.