HP Unveils Secure DesignJet Printers for GIS Mapping and CAD Workgroups

HP Inc. has announced its new HP DesignJet T1700 series of printers. These next-generation, 44-inch printers enable CAD and GIS (geographic information system) workgroups to efficiently and securely produce highly accurate documents and maps.

Security is a top concern in enterprises today because of the pervasiveness of connected devices and open office spaces.“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 percent,” said Guayente Sanmartin, general manager and global head, HP Large Format Design Printing. “The HP DesignJet T1700 Printer Series includes unique advanced security technologies designed to keep corporate network partners, their documents, and data protected.”

The improved security can help enterprises print CAD and GIS documents while protecting printers and data from unauthorized or malicious access. These features are can be particularly valuable to workgroups involved with infrastructure construction, urban planning, and utility-related industries such as oil, water, gas, and electricity.

Security Features

Features to safeguard data include:

–a self-encrypting hard drive that ensures that data is only readable by the printer itself, even if the hard drive is removed;

–HP Secure Boot for BIOS (basic input/output system) protection;

–Whitelisting that only allows approved firmware to be installed and run on the device.

Processing Power for Big GIS Files

GIS files are growing in size, due to their complexity and the amount of data used. To smoothly process this data and improve the printing experience of GIS professionals, the HP DesignJet T1700 includes a new, powerful processing architecture that uses a 500 GB hard disk.

The DesignJet T1700 PostScript models embeds the Adobe PDF Print Engine. This means the printer can efficiently handle data-rich print files. This frees the computer used to generate the big print file to move ahead with other projects.

Improved Color Quality

To enable GIS workgroups to make better decisions, the HP DesignJet T1700 features improved color quality and precision for more accurate maps and renderings.

A new set of six HP Bright Office inks with tuned color profiles and a high-density printhead delivers bold color and more accurate image quality, with precise colors, grays, and soft tones.

The HP Bright Office inkset uses a matte-black aqueous-pigment ink and five colors of dye inks: cyan, magenta, yellow, gray, and photo-black.

The printer’s HP Click printing software enables everyone on the team to easily print project sets and PDF documents.

Double-Roll and PostScript Options

Four options of the HP DesignJet T1700 are available:

HP DesignJet T1700 (list price: $5,395)
HP DesignJet T1700 PostScript® (list price: $6,695)
HP DesignJet T700dr (list price: $7,245)
HP DesignJet 1700dr PostScript® (list price: $8,395)

The “dr” (double-roll) models automatically switch between two rolls of inkjet media. You can print longer runs without a roll change or switch from one media type to another.

The HP DesignJet T1700 can handle a variety of materials, including bond and coated bond papers, technical papers (such as tracing paper and translucent bonds), clear and matte films, photographic papers, backlit film, and self-adhesive polypropylene and self-adhesive vinyl.

The printers can handle sheets from 8.3 to 44 inches wide and rolls from 11 to 44 inches wide.

For more information on the printer models, visit the HP DesignJet website. Contact Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 if you would like to be notified when the printer is available for purchase.

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