HP LaserJet Showcase and Digital OASIS Grand Opening
On June 1, the Boise, Idaho site celebrated the grand opening of an area that showcases HP Boise's LaserJet history and provides a "Digital OASIS" where HP employees have free access to a full array of the latest HP digital photography solutions. The two areas share a contemporary design with accent lighting, new colors and a cloud ceiling effect to create an enjoyable working experience for employees.
The LaserJet Showcase presents the early history of HP laser printers. The very first HP laser printer (HP 2680A, 1980, $125,000) is on display along with a glass enclosed "wall" exhibiting early LaserJets, beginning with the first LaserJet (1984, $3,500) and extending into the early 1990's where the LaserJet product line had expanded into the personal, office, networked and color market segments. Other Showcase areas include displays of toner cartridge technology, early font cartridges and LaserJet industry awards. An extensive digital library of early LaserJet videos, pictures, product brochures and press releases is also available for viewing.
In addition to presenting LaserJet history, the Showcase displays the latest LaserJet products in a relaxed, creative, informal work space for employees.
The LaserJet Showcase is a "dream come true" for Von Hansen, HP VP and General Manager. Von has been actively involved in the LaserJet product line from its very beginning and for all of his career. Most of the printers in the Showcase came from his personal accumulation. It has long been a vision of Von's to create a display that accurately depicts HP's LaserJet history.
The Digital OASIS is an area where employees can use the full array of HP digital photography solutions (printers, plotters, scanners, software and more) to create an almost infinite variety of color hard copy output. An earlier version of the Digital OASIS has been very popular at the Boise site since it opened several years ago. Employees considered it a great benefit as it offered them the opportunity to learn and try out HP's digital photography solutions. The new Digital Oasis offers even greater functionality in a more creative, enjoyable environment.
To arrange a visit to the new HP LaserJet Showcase and Digital OASIS, e-mail OASIS Manager Kris Clegg at:
WANT TO KNOW MORE about the HP Boise Division, and LaserJet History ?
To learn more about the birth and life of the HP Boise Division, "Making My Own Luck," by Ray Smelek is a must read. And for an in-depth knowledge of the HP LaserJet Early History, the Jim Hall memoir is another. Click below