HP launches laser printer
HP launched an expanded portfolio of environmentally-responsible
imaging and printing products and solutions, including industry-first
innovations for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). HP’s new offerings
help SMBs to obtain more value from their IT investments in the wake of
a strong market recovery and to reduce energy and paper use, reduce
costs and reduce environmental impact.
HP officials at the launch
“Only HP can combine an exciting new portfolio of industry-first
products that offer a reduction in environmental impact,” said
Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific and Japan, Imaging and Printing Group,
Senior Vice President John Solomon. “HP is a leader in environmental
sustainability, it is in our DNA to deliver solutions that make it easy
for customers to reduce their environmental impact and save money. This
aligns with our goal to remain the partner of choice for SMBs in Asia
Pacific by providing a value equation that encompasses how we can help
SMBs go green for their bottom-line and accelerate their business
growth,” he said.
The affordable, HP LaserJet P1102 and P1102w printers help customers
affordably increase efficiency. In addition, with HP Smart Install, the
HP LaserJet Pro1102w lets SMB owners quickly connect and print on-the-go
or from virtually anywhere in the home or small office.
Designed for home or small office users who want an affordable HP
LaserJet printer that’s easy to use and helps conserve energy and
resources, the HP LaserJet Pro1102w printer enables significant energy
savings of up to 50 percent over competitive laster products, using
Instant-on Technology, increased efficiency and reduced environmental
SMBs can also get additional, effortless savings with HP
Auto-On/Auto-Off technology which turns the device on and off
automatically, and HP Smart Web Printing, which cuts paper wastage by
printing only the desired content. This sleek, space-saving printer also
comes with less packaging, plus free cartridge recycling with HP Planet
Partners to help reduce customers’ environmental impact.
HP’s industry-first Auto-On/Auto-Off technology lets users print
instantly even if the printer has gone into Auto-Off mode, allowing for
reduced energy consumption while still giving SMBs the convenience and
speed needed to work efficiently.
For desktop HP LaserJet printers, HP’s Auto-On/Auto-Off technology
helps customers use up to three times less energy than in a device’s
normal sleep mode, automatically powering down printers after a period
of inactivity and putting them into a mode that uses less than one watt
Canon to launch fourth generation iR copiers
Canon copiers have multifunction features
The Canon iR fourth generation multifunction features customizable
document policies, integrated storage folders, electronic document
tracking, enhanced document workflow and security and ability to self
service and remote maintenance.
“There is no other copier that can compete with the range of
functions that the new Canon iR series offers,” said Metropolitan Office
Sales and Marketing Head Ali Asgar Roshanali for Canon multifunction and
copiers at the sole distributors for Canon in Sri Lanka.
The Canon iR fourth generation series will be launched at the Hilton
Colombo Residencies 16 July.
Experts on advanced multifunction technology from Canon Singapore
will make a presentation on the future in technology worldwide, while
the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology MD/CEO, Prof. Lalith
Gamage will give an insight into the local trends in Information
Technologies and Sri Lanka’s way forward.
Link Natural wins IPM Award
The Link HR team with the awards
Link Natural the Sri Lankan knowledge based company was able to
contain costs without retrenching staff, freezing recruitment,
containing salary increments or bonuses. This made them emerge as
winners of the IPM Industrial Relations Award 2010, at the recently
concluded International HR Conference held in Colombo.
Close links with staff members as HR business partners, gain sharing,
performance based compensation, internal communications, human resource
development, outsourcing, unitarism in IR , in-house unions and employee
engagement were some of the strategies used by the company.
The Link HR team comprised Executive Director Dr. Ananda Jayawardena,
Assistant Manager HR Priyantha Kolonnage and Assistant Manager HR
Sala launches ProSat GPS device
Sala Geo Information Systems Pvt Ltd (Sala GIS), a subsidiary of Sala
Enterprises, yesterday launched ‘Sala ProSat’, a novel GPS Navigation
System and available to the general public.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based radio
navigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation and
timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis. GPS
provides accurate location and time information for an unlimited number
of people in all weather, day and night, anywhere in the world. A GPS
receiver calculates its position by precisely timing the signals sent by
the GPS satellites high above the Earth.
Sala GIS Managing Director Chinthaka Wijewickrama said, “Our main
intention is to take advantage of Sri Lanka’s post-war economic boom
including the projected massive development in the tourism sector. We
are confident that the introduction of this GPS Navigation System will
not only be of immense benefit to a very large cross section of users,
but will be a national asset and greatly enhance the country’s image in
Outlining some of the advantages and benefits, Sri Lanka could
achieve by using the ‘Sala ProSat’ GPS Navigation System, Wijewickrama
said that it helps one find and navigate any address in Sri Lanka. It
also provides turn by turn guidance for travelling to any place along a
shortest or fastest route. The user will thus save fuel and time to a
greater extent and thereby an overall saving of national resources.
It has over 100,000 important landmarks and points of interest such
as fuel stations, ATMs, banks, hospitals, hotels, parks, police stations
Sala ProSat’s maps are all prepared according to Sri Lanka’s traffic
law and considering the status of roads in this country.
NSB goes to Karainagar
National Savings Bank (NSB) opened its 169th branch at Karainagar in
Jaffna on Sunday.
NSB Chairman Pradeep Kariyawasam said, “NSB has come a long way and
today it reaches a significant milestone in the bank’s history by
opening a branch at Karainagar in Jaffna. Through this branch we expect
to implement many loan schemes such as fisheries, agriculture and toddy
“In the near future, the bank will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
NSB is still a sleeping giant but to awaken this giant very soon we
implement a corporate advertising campaign. The bank’s ultimate goal is
to be the best performing and profitable bank in the country.
NSB is the only local bank to receive AAA Fitch ratings for seven
consecutive years and by today NSB is the third large assets base bank
in the country,” he said.