Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 6.7 MB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.2 / 1/13/03
The hp photosmart 7345 series is a type of printing hardware component which makes use of the DOT4 protocol over a Universal Serial Bus interface connection. The specifics of this protocol are contained in the IEEE 1284.4 standards which is an enhanced version of the specifications for parallel ports found in personal computer systems. The standards were enhanced to take advantage of the relatively faster data transfer rates that can be achieved using the Universal Serial Bus interface port. This particular protocol implemented by the device driver for the hp photosmart 7345 series allows for the simultaneous sending and receiving of data packets over a physical communication channel. The supported data exchanges are not only simultaneous but also independent of each other providing the computer user with the functionality of cancelling only the appropriate signal without affecting the other transmissions. This means for example a computer user can cancel a printing task without stopping the alerts being sent by the printer hardware to the host computer system.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The manufacturer of this particular hardware component makes use of the indicator lights on the front panel of the device to provide the computer user with a feedback on potential problems encountered by the device. This visual notification is normally accompanied by the issuance of an onscreen alert that indicates either the specific problem or an error code. This onscreen alert is made possible with the installation of the correct device driver. In this aspect the device driver of the hp photosmart 7345 series provides the various diagnostic utilities packaged with the hardware component. These diagnostic tools are not limited merely to the occurence of printing errors but can also be used by the underlying operating system platform to test the readiness status of the supported device. It is likewise partly responsible for verifying if a communication layer is present to perform the requested printing task. If not the device driver will display a communication error on the computer screen and prompt the computer user to check the connection. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and hp photosmart 7345 series errors before installing any driver updates.