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HP Debuts Comprehensive Design to Print Portfolio At Autodesk University 2018

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 13, 2018 by itnerd

Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced new hardware and solutions to help change the way architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries design and print. Autodesk users will now experience faster HP PageWide XL printers1, breakthrough simplicity with HP Solutions for Large Format printers, new Z by HP portfolio enhancements, and advances in VR.

The new technology makes its debut in the HP showcase (#A451) of new printing hardware and solutions designed to be intuitive and efficient for Autodesk users. Experience the new HP Solutions for Large Format Printing, HP PageWide XL printing technology, the latest HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript® Printer Series printing Z by HP posters, the HP DesignJet T830 24-in Multifunction Printer, HP new powerful HP ZBook mobiles, and VR “snacking” tool.

Reinvents technical print production with faster entry-level PageWide XL solutions

Now 25 percent faster at the same price1, the upgraded HP PageWide XL 4000 series is the most cost-effective solution in the PageWide XL portfolio for enterprise, public sector users, including architects and engineers, to achieve fast, and easy printing with a consolidated printing workflow.

The HP PageWide XL 4600 Printer and MFP and HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer and MFP join the fastest printer portfolio in the market offering speeds up to 15D/A1-size or 10D/A1-size prints per minute, for technical work teams of architects and engineers and copy shops to deliver technical documents with quick turnaround and low operating costs.3

With more than 7,000 units shipped and 5 billion ft (500 million m2) printed since the HP PageWide XL printer launch in 2015, more customers are discovering the value the market-leading4 HP PageWide XL printers bring to businesses worldwide. HP PageWide XL printers do the job of two printers in a single device, providing both monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds: the Power of One.

Frictionless large format printing experience

Eight-five percent of design creators need help when printing in large format. HP is focused on delivering seamless print experiences with new solutions to enable creativity, productivity, and smarter ways to bridge the physical print with the digital world. Designed to simplify how AEC businesses print, users have access to one click solutions and can virtually print anytime and anywhere from all devices.

Simple and easy print solutions include:

  • HP Click: This one-click desktop printing software gives customers the confidence to print right the first time.
  • HP Click now enhances the users batch printing experience with just one click by optimizing media usage and costs while achieving error free printing.
  • HP Smart App: A mobile app designed to print, scan, and share content now enables users to print content from the cloud from virtually anywhere with transparency and control.
  • HP Poster App: An easy online design tool to create and print professional looking posters with the largest collection of free and premium content. Now users have access with direct and easy printing with HP Click.

HP is collaborating with customers around the world on delivering a pilot program focused on using augmented reality technologies to help reduce errors caused by outdated plans.

At Autodesk University, HP will also showcase powerful HP ZBook mobiles and a VR “snacking” tool.

Changing the Way, the World Designs

The new Z by HP portfolio including HP ZBook mobile workstations, HP Z desktops like the mighty HP Z2 Mini or the powerful HP Z8, and the award-winning HP DreamColor displays, deliver the powerful productivity, versatilityand security today’s power users need to do their best work.

The HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Studio x360, HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17 have been enhanced with greater processing power, innovative security features and bright displays. The performance increase, with six-core Intel®CoreTM i9 processors, will enable users to tackle heavier workloads, such as video editing and 3D rendering. The expanded memory option up to 32 GB of memory (expandable up to 128 GB depending on model) allows users to work faster with large amounts of data. New security feature RAID 1 gives users mirrored SSD storage, providing peace of mind by always providing back up for valuable data.

Tackling VR in New Ways

For architects, product designers, developers and educators, HP revealed its Opera Glass proof of concept for “VR snacking.” The HP Labs innovation enables “VR snacking” users to quickly and easily switching between primary display and VR headset while seated or standing at a desk. With HP’s innovative concept, users can quickly enter and exit their VR environment, seamlessly integrate with a traditional workflow and quickly share a VR experience with a group.

Furthering its commitment to delivering a comprehensive VR solution, HP is working with Theia Interactive, a trusted developer that creates world-class VR visualizations for architecture, manufacturing and beyond. Theia has extensive experience creating architectural walkthroughs, interior design configurators, XR product demonstrations, virtual reality training simulators and marketing experiences for brands.


The HP PageWide XL 4600 and HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer series are scheduled to be available by December 1 in the US, Canada, and EMEA. Specific country releases will follow.

  • The HP ZBook Studio x360 is available now for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP ZBook Studio is available now for a starting price of $1,349.
  • The HP ZBook 15 is available now for a starting price of $1,349.
  • The HP ZBook 17 is available now for a starting price of $1,349.

HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 25, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. has launched a bold lineup of new devices that deliver the ultimate combination of premium design, leading security, and enhanced performance. HP’s latest Spectre and Elite innovations were created to take PC experiences to the next level by enabling creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day.

There is a growing desire for personal computing devices that enable new experiences and are built for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. This is especially true for customers looking to purchase a premium device, as 45 percent spend a significant amount of time using their laptop outside of the home, and laptops remain a critical everyday tool for 82 percent of millennials.

The Intersection of Bold Design and Performance

The beautifully redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio – available later this month – to create a portfolio of new premium products that deliver superb design, security, performance.

Craftmanship and detail are immediately apparent in each device. Available in stunning dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gorgeous gem cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The unique design of the speaker pattern is purposeful, with each hole micro-drilled for better acoustic transparency to deliver an amazing audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

The new Spectre lineup is also equipped with leading security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use. It comes equipped with optional HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

The devices are built to deliver an Always-On, Always-Connected PC experience. This includes long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 – a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation – and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 15. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device and ultra-fast Wi-Fi with up to 1 gigabit download speeds on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere. Connected modern standby ensures emails, calendars, and contacts are always up-to-date, and a wake-on fingerprint reader and wake-on voices enables full log-on almost instantaneously.

While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for an on-the-go lifestyle with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. Ideal for those who immerse themselves in content creation, the 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, and the optional NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including an optional 4K touch display or up to 650-nit FHD display – one of the brightest consumer panels in the industry – and up to two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports support dual 5K displays.

Celebrating 10 Years of Elite Design and Innovation

Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5is an artfully crafted 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor. Designed with a unibody CNC aluminium chassis and an adonized finish, the device turns heads and is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing.

Mobility for premium customers is a must, which is why the device features up to 17 hours of battery life, gigabit-class 4G LTE, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View that works great indoors and outdoors. Regardless of whether a user is at their office desk or in the coffee shop, security threats are everywhere and a major factor in the PC purchasing process. The EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices are the world’s most secure and manageable PCs with HP’s hardware enforced security and unique features such as HP Sure Start Gen 4, the world’s only self-healing BIOS, and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, which enables customers to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.

In an always-connected world, the EliteBook x360 1040 offers optional gigabit-class 4G LTE, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32 GB of memory, and up to 2 TB of storage – ensuring that the device is up for any small or large task.

Personalizing PCs has never been easier. An HP partnership with Zazzle enables users to create decorative high-quality, laser cut notebook skins for HP Elite notebooks. Businesses can easily display their own brand to customers, while individuals can design their own skin to show off their unique style.

Additionally, HP has two new solutions – designed with security in mind – to simplify connections and maximize productivity in the office. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C™ cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam.The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouseis perfect for users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT can deploy for access control to devices.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $49.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at for a starting price of $329.
  • Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at a starting price of $19.95.

HP Reinvents Security With The Wolf: True Alpha Starring Christian Slater

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 10, 2018 by itnerd

Today, HP Inc. released HP Studios short film The Wolf: True Alpha. Now in its third season, The Wolf highlights how corporate networks can be hacked and what companies must do to protect themselves.

The Wolf series is part of HP’s global initiative to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. Only HP offers printers with built-in malware protections plus industry-leading software and services to deploy the industry’s strongest print security including:

  • Run-time intrusion detection. Detects and stops attacks while the device is running and forces a reboot to repair the system.
  • HP Sure Start. In a reboot, HP Secure Start detects and prevents the execution of malicious code and self-heals the BIOS.
  • HP JetAdvantage Security Manager. HP JetAdvantage Security Manager checks and fixes device security settings in a reboot.

The Wolf: True Alpha is directed by Lance Acord (Lost in Translation, Robot & Frank), and stars Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, King Cobra), Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), and newcomer Betty Adewole (Wonder Woman).

“Hacking is a serious and growing problem for businesses and consumers. When HP asked me to partner on this series, I thought it was a great opportunity to help educate the public about how to better protect against cyberattacks.” – Christian Slater, award-winning actor.

You can view the short film, “The Wolf: True Alpha” as well as the full web series at

HP Introduces HP Tango Smart Home Printer

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 25, 2018 by itnerd

Today, HP introduced the new HP Tango, the smart home printer designed with a cloud-based, two-way network connection that lets users print, scan and copy from any device, anywhere. The versatile device combines sleek style with simple sharing to deliver enhanced printing experiences. Welcome to the age of smart printing.


Key HP Tango highlights include:

  • Mobile first: Use the HP Smart app to communicate with Tango. You can order ink directly from the app or let Tango do it automatically with HP Instant Ink. Added bonus – photos print free from your smartphone when you enroll Tango in HP Instant Ink.
  • Print anywhere: You can use both local Wi-Fi and cloud cell phone data connectivity for two-way connection with OEM app to control Tango.
  • Notification settings: Be notified when a print job is complete, how your ink and paper levels are, or if your cover is closed.
  • Voice enabled services: Voice-activated printing enables your HP printer to work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana.

HP Tango will be available to reinvent home printing in November starting at $179.99 CAD; HP Tango X (includes cover) will also be available for $239.99 CAD at select retailers (Best Buy and Apple).

Learn more about Tango here.

HP and Go 4-D modernize the process used to create custom orthotics

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 21, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today announced a strategic alliance with Go 4-D, a 3-D printed medical orthotics industry visionary, to modernize the process used to create custom orthotics.

As part of the alliance, Go 4-D will distribute FitStation powered by HP throughout the North American medical market. HP’s FitStation platform combines 3D foot scanning with dynamic gait analysis to enable both orthotic recommendations and 3D printed custom orthotics, prescribed from each person’s unique biomechanics. This will enable Go 4-D to manufacture comfortable, precise, and cost-effective custom orthotics using cutting-edge HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems.

The North American foot orthotic insoles market is expected to grow to more than 1.7 billion U.S. dollars by 2022, according to a Statista report.

Despite advances in technology and innovative manufacturing methods, custom orthotic manufacturing has not changed much since the 1950’s. The preferred method still in use today by the majority of North American Podiatrists, Pedorthists and Chiropodists is vacuum-forming plastic over a positive of the foot. This decades-old subjective manufacturing method, still taught in colleges, takes no dynamic measurements into the design of the device and the materials used through subtractive manufacturing limit the functional capabilities.

The FitStation platform utilizes specialized hardware and software components to capture an individual’s unique 3D foot scan, dynamic gait and pressure data. This data is automatically analyzed to provide manufacturing instructions for 3D printed custom foot orthotics.

Go 4-D Leads the Custom Orthotic Industry into the Future

The Go 4-D leadership team has decades of experience in the custom orthotic industry and understands the pitfalls of manual, subjective, error-prone manufacturing that has dominated the industry for more than five decades. Go 4-D has eliminated these errors by combining the 3D and dynamic quantitative data from FitStation, along with the practitioner’s clinical expertise. The practitioner can now design a more precise orthotic that is 3D printed with the utmost accuracy, specificity and design features that has never been possible under traditional manufacturing methods.

Precise diagnostic customization is crucial to correct fitting orthotics. With biometric scanning, the foot specialist obtains exact information about the pressure and timing of each area of the foot and an exact 3D representation of the foot. This information allows for complete customization directly into the lattice shell of each orthotic. The custom 3D printed orthotic can provide segmental and directional stiffness and incorporate various additions and modifications directly into the printed product optimizing their ability to work and reduce a patient’s discomfort.

The new 3D printed custom orthotics that will be manufactured using 3D software from the Materialise Software Backbone and HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems at Flowbuilt Manufacturing are based on the thousands of data points that precisely capture the shape and movement of each foot. The unique biomechanical lattice-design of the Go 4-D 3D printed custom orthotic allows the foot specialist to design with more precision than ever before. With 3D printing, custom orthotics offer flexibility and segmental control, exactly where the patient needs it.


New HP Solutions To Reinvent In-store Experiences

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 1, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unveiled a new portfolio of devices and service offerings designed to enhance the retail shopping experience. The HP Engage portfolio provides sleek, versatile, and secure technology that meets the evolving needs of retail and hospitality customers. HP’s new retail solutions will also be available through its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering.

The shift to digital is changing the way consumers interact with businesses, and mobile devices alone will influence $1.4 trillion in U.S. sales by 2021. Retail and hospitality customers are increasingly looking for technology that allows for a more engaging, interactive, and personal experience throughout their stores, which requires sales associates to be equipped with more versatile devices built for both stationary and on-the-go interaction.

Connect with Customers Where It Matters Most

The HP Engage Go Convertible is a flexible solution with an innovative docking design for seamless transitions between fixed and mobile operations to enable rich, secure customer experiences. The HP Engage Go Convertible System features:

  • Sleek design, seamless mobility that delivers an optimized customer experience for retailers and hospitality associates to check inventory on the fly, complete registrations, and close sales – at the counter or out on the floor.
  • Customer and business data protection that safeguards customer and business information with a self-healing PC BIOS, new HP Smart Dock tablet-locking experience to help prevent theft from the dock, and two-factor authentication with the optional integrated fingerprint reader or NFC reader.
  • Durable and fast performance that’s built to last. Powered by Windows 10 and the performance of 7th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors, the HP Engage Go Convertible system stands up to demanding retail or hospitality environments and is designed to pass MIL-STD 810G testing.

The HP Engage Go Mobile System is the companion device to HP Engage Go Convertible and is available without the dock for mobile operations only. HP Engage Go Mobile delivers the same design, security, and durability features of the convertible system. With up to 13 hours of battery life and HP Fast Charge to charge 50 percent of the battery in just 30 minutes, HP Engage Go Mobile is built for outstanding on-the-go experiences.

Do More in Store and Beyond

The HP Engage Flex Pro and HP Engage Flex Pro-C are modular system platforms with enhanced security that provide retailers and hospitality operators flexibility to manage their business from the store floor to the back office, with performance capabilities to handle the most demanding environments. The all-new HP Engage Flex Pro-C delivers all the same capabilities as the HP Engage Flex Pro and is 30 percent smaller than the previous generation. The HP Engage Flex Pro and HP Engage Flex Pro-C feature:

  • Maximum flexibility allowing retailers to configure the perfect solution for point of sale, video surveillance, processing/controlling, or digital signage with flexible connectivity, graphics, networking, and accessory options.
  • Expandable, long-life performance to tackle every retail and hospitality challenge with Windows 10 and an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor paired with Intel® Optane™ memory. Adjust capacity with storage options like an Intel® Optane™ SSD, SATA or M.2 – up to five on HP Engage Flex Pro and up to four on HP Engage Flex Pro-C.
  • Security, manageability and reliability with hardware-enforced self-healing protection from HP Sure Start Gen4. Manage your system across the OS with HP Manageability Integration Kit, maintain critical OS processes with HP Sure Run, and restore your image over a network with HP Sure Recover.

Available as a service with HP Device-as-a-Service

HP is extending its Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering to HP Engage portfolio products to make it easier for retailers and hospitality customers to acquire, support, and manage the technology they need to drive their business. With HP DaaS, customers get the right devices and lifecycle services to increase efficiency, improve customer experience, and free up IT resources. Businesses also benefit from the analytics and proactive management capabilities of HP DaaS, which provide actionable device health analytics and predictive insights to uncover potential device issues and security risks, so they can be addressed before they impact customer experiences or employee productivity. To learn more about HP Device as a Service plans and capabilities, visit

For more information about HP Retail Solutions, visit

HP Launches Print Industry’s First Bug Bounty Program

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 1, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today announced the world’s first Bug Bounty Program for the Print industry. The program underscores HP’s commitment to delivering the World’s Most Secure Printers, providing trusted and resilient security technology from the hardware up.

This new program complements HP’s long established internal secure development processes, designed to ensure that products are developed with security in mind, throughout the development lifecycle.

In today’s evolving threat landscape where sophisticated malware targets businesses and individuals, protecting connected devices, like printers, at the edge of the network continues to be paramount.

HP selected BugCrowd to coordinate this private program for a selection of offensive security researchers to help identify vulnerabilities, helping raise the bar in security testing for printer security with an incentive-based model.

BugCrowd was selected for its trusted research contacts and versatile platform. The program will run indefinitely and is privately managed to ensure all vulnerabilities are disclosed.

According to a recent BugCrowd report, the emerging top attack vectors have been endpoint focused. Over the past year, there has been an increase of 21% in total vulnerabilities reported and an increase of 36% in total bug bounty payouts.

Security leaders are realizing better awareness and information about disclosed vulnerabilities is critical to their operational success.

Program highlights include:

  • HP is committed to improving our overall printer device security and protection mechanisms.  The bounty program is indefinite and highlights HP’s effort to reduce potential exposure points and vulnerabilities in Printers.
  • The program has been designed with BugCrowd for fair and equitable pay-outs based on vulnerability, regardless of geographic location.
  • BugCrowd will verify bugs and reward researchers based on the severity of the flaw bounty pay-outs will range from $500 to $10,000.
  • If a researcher reports a qualifying vulnerability already found internally by HP, HP will assess and reward the disclosed vulnerability in good faith.
  • Vulnerabilities found by researchers in the private program are required to be reported to BugCrowd.

The most up-to-date information on the HP Bug Bounty can be found on BugCrowd website.