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Short Take: Xerox, Compaq demonstrate wireless printing

Xerox and Compaq Computer are demonstrating at the Comdex trade show new technology that will allow customers of the future to bypass network barriers and beam documents directly from their PC to a printer. The demonstration at Comdex in Las Vegas links a Compaq Armada notebook computer with a Xerox DocuPrint P1210 personal laser printer, using a Bluetooth-enabled PC card that sends radio waves to an antenna attached in the printer's parallel port. This allows someone to print from up to 30 feet away without having the machines connected via a cable.

Xerox and Compaq Computer are demonstrating at the Comdex trade show new technology that will allow customers of the future to bypass network barriers and beam documents directly from their PC to a printer. The demonstration at Comdex in Las Vegas links a Compaq Armada notebook computer with a Xerox DocuPrint P1210 personal laser printer, using a Bluetooth-enabled PC card that sends radio waves to an antenna attached in the printer's parallel port. This allows someone to print from up to 30 feet away without having the machines connected via a cable.