MPI Tech Announces Agreement with HP to Offer Bluetooth Printing Solution

June 6, 2001

Copenhagen, Denmark MPI Tech, a leading vendor of Workflow & Output Management solutions, today announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) involving MPI Techs Bluetooth wireless technology. Through this relationship, MPI Tech is working with HP to provide consumers with one of the first Bluetooth printing solutions on the market.

Under the agreement, MPI Tech will establish with HP a worldwide sales and marketing co-operation for MPI Techs Bluetooth Printer Adapter solution for the HP Deskjet 900C series inkjet printers and HP LaserJet 1000, 2000 and 4000 series printers. The Bluetooth Printer Adapter allows wireless printing from HP and non-HP notebook and handheld computers, mobile phones, printers and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

MPI Techs Bluetooth Printer Adapter initially will be marketed in North America, Germany, France and the UK and is expected to start shipping in late June 2001.

Were very pleased to be working with a strong partner such as HP, says Business Partner Alliance Director Hugo Marqvorsen, MPI Tech. Under this agreement, HP and MPI Tech will work together to bring wireless printing to companies worldwide. The agreement is a major breakthrough for MPI Techs investment into this highly focused new technology area Bluetooth and demonstrates MPI Techs ability to leverage its core competencies within printer connectivity and bring new products to the market.

HP is pleased to be working with MPI Tech to deliver a Bluetooth solution for many HP LaserJet and inkjet printer consumers, says Pat Rau, wireless communications business development manager, HP Imaging and Printing Systems. This solution will allow users to extend the use of their printers to include the wireless capability of Bluetooth.

About MPI Tech

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, MPI Tech is a leading vendor of Workflow & Output Management solutions. Products include a complete line of print servers (Host, Host-to-LAN, and LAN), the secure printing/output management solution SafeCom, print management software, transform solutions, and more. MPI Techs products are available in more than 40 countries worldwide. More information about MPI Tech is available at MPI Tech is a business unit of i-data international a-s. More information about i-data international a-s is available at