Axis presents new print server for printing over wireless LANs
Axis Communications today introduced a new network print server, the AXIS 5900, designed for wireless printing using the IEEE 802.11b standard. With this introduction, Axis extends its line of wireless print servers to now include powerful solutions for both Bluetooth(TM) and WLAN networks.
Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b WLAN are two of the most promising wireless technologies that have received significant interest and industry support. While Bluetooth is rapidly gaining acceptance within mobile phones and short-range office peripherals, IEEE 802.11b has become the standard for LAN centric wireless communication as a complement to wired infrastructures. The AXIS 5900 network print server has been developed to address the growing demands from companies wanting the flexibility to wirelessly connect peripherals, such as printers, anywhere on the corporate network using WLAN technology. This flexibility is beneficial especially in common areas such as conference rooms where printers can be easily moved around and for businesses that are temporary in nature, i.e. project organizations. The AXIS 5900 may be installed either as an IEEE 802.11b wireless or Ethernet-attached print server, offering the same extensive network protocol support and user-friendly interface as other Axis network print servers. AXIS 5900 is based on Axis' ThinServer(TM) technology, which provides an intelligent and versatile solution for wireless network printing and allows for central administration, easy installation and the ability to switch between network types; i.e. one single device may be used for both wired and wireless networks. The AXIS 5900 will be available through Axis' distribution channels in June 2002. Please find product information at: http://www.axis.com/products/print_servers/prod_list.htm Product images are available at: http://www.axis.com/corporate/press/print_photos.htm * Bluetooth is a trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG , Inc. USA For further information, please contact: Anne Rhenman, Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Axis Communications Phone: + 46 708 90 18 29, E-mail: email@example.com