HP is the first to adopt voice-only printing - in partnership with Amazon, Google And Microsoft
Having conquered the bestseller lists in Amazon's online stores around the world with sales of tens of millions of units last year, and with expectations of a market worth $ 16 billion by 2020 - it's a little hard to argue with a statement that smart helpers, of any kind And by all means, they are one of the hottest trends in the entire global market right now. In such a situation it is not surprising to see almost every company make an effort to join the party as soon as possible, and win some credit points for the bloated target audience that adopts Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortana or the assistant of Google Who did not have a short and affectionate nickname of her own.
HP, one of the biggest names left to persevere in the printer market, is one of those looking to get the most out of modern personal assistants - and announces first official online market support with natural language commands, which will be part of most of its modern models already sold in stores today.
A relatively short and simple process that is listed on the official website of HP Separately for each of the three smart assistants, each printer can be connected from within HP With support for network connectivity and ePrint technology to your smart home network (or office) so that certain predefined pages can be printed without touching the computer: printing a weekly or monthly diary, printing prepared page pages, printing line pages, printing crosswords and games Sudoku at various difficulty levels and also printing coloring pages ready for children and adults (not all abilities are available to all the smart assistants at this stage).
This is not an ability to replace the need to select a file that you need to print from your computer or network, but it's an interesting start,HP Plan to add commands that will allow you to change the print settings of the unit without touching it, check the remaining ink or toner levels, and also order fillers if necessary. In the future we are also expected to see printers with built-in microphones, which can be based on Smart helpers To perform work independently of the connection to any other device in the home.
This is interesting and even important news, even if you do not have a smart speaker at home and do not intend to purchase one - because it is worth remembering that digital assistants may also be built into your next PC, after Asus, Acer Lenovo and HP have already demonstrated work with Alexa based on A dedicated application at the CES 2018 exhibition, this together with the basic built-in support for Cortana that already exists in every system-based device Windows 10 (and probably also support in-Google Assistant that will be added in the not too distant future).
We have no doubt that the situation in which every home device has connectivity Wi-Fi או Bluetooth Will be able to enjoy voice commands through simple software updates and no hardware requirements, all through a number of specific devices around the house (computers, televisions or speakers) used for listening and understanding the consumer is the right direction for further development in the coming years. Agree with us or not really? Let's tell what you think about the reactions.