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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

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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.


TCS Named HP Enterprise Global Hybrid IT Solutions Partner Of The Year

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 7, 2018 by itnerd

Tata Consultancy Services which a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, was presented with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Global Hybrid IT Solutions Partner of the Year Award.

TCS has been selected for its work as a Global System Integrator partner for HPE, helping to facilitate successful go-to-market motions and joint go-to-market solutions by increasing revenue and minimizing competition. TCS has also engaged with HPE in creating meaningful, solutions and offerings on Aruba, Synergy and HANA as a Service, among others.

TCS has been a HPE partner for more than three decades, and has made significant investments with HPE including Centers of Excellence for IT infrastructure management, assurance, security, and converged systems, to ensure employee skills and competencies are aligned to market drivers and technology trends. HPE’s technology leadership is complemented by TCS’ deep domain experience, contextual knowledge, delivery process quality, investments in R&D, repeatable solution assets, and a flexible global resource base.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced winners of the 2018 HPE Partner of the Year Awards at its annual Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas. Winners were recognized for outstanding performance and accomplishments, and for driving meaningful business results for shared customers.

HP Unveils 2017 Sustainable Impact Report

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 19, 2018 by itnerd

Today, HP released the 2017 Sustainable Impact Report, showcasing HP’s commitment to creating technology that makes the world better for everyone, everywhere.

From building a stronger circular economy to creating an inclusive workforce and equipping classrooms across the world, HP is driving sustainable impact as a business imperative. This is not just the right thing to do, it fuels innovation, growth, and creates a stronger and healthier company for the long term.

2017 Key Achievements

  • HP saw a 38 percent YoY increase in deals where sustainability was a requirement
  • HP won over $1 billion of new revenue where sustainability was a key differentiator
  • 87 percent of employees agree that HP is socially and environmentally responsible, and 73 percent agree that they see HP values being demonstrated in their everyday lives.
  • For the sixth year in a row, HP was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • In 2017, we won the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability
  • Furthering our commitment to integrity and an inclusive work environment, 99.62 percent of employees completed ethics training in 2017, surpassing our goal of 99 percent


Report Highlights


  • Helped suppliers cut more than 1.05 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) since 2010
  • 38 percent decrease in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions compared to 2015
  • 90.9 percent landfill diversion rate, globally


  • 85 percent of employees feel HP values diversity
  • Diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase in y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017


  • Through 2017, more than 14.5 million students and adult learners have benefited from HP solutions that advance quality learning and digital literacy and enable better learning outcomes since the beginning of 2015.
  • $750,000 provided by the HP Foundation to assist with disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts in 2017



  • 93% of product models shipped were Energy Star Certified
  • Achieved our Zero-Deforestation goal for the second year in a row.
  • Produced HP-branded paper from entirely certified and recycled sources and 72% fiber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • Release of the HP ENVY Photo 6200, 7100, and 7800 printers, the world’s first-in-class printers made with closed-loop recycled plastics.
  • HP’s 2016 initiative to source plastic bottles from Haiti to make ink rink cartridges has been successful- Through March 2018, HP sourced more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti for use in HP original ink cartridges, all while providing 50 children with educational opportunities as well as food and medical assistance, and created more than 420 income opportunities for adults.
  • Upcycled an estimated 86 million apparel hangers and 4 billion post-consumer plastic bottles out of landfills for use in HP ink and toner cartridges

Personal Systems:

  • Decrease in materials intensity of 8% for personal systems products.
  • 82% of models of products shipped in 2017 were energy star certified.
  • Worked with Chinese carton suppliers to import high-performing cartons, reducing carton weight by 62 grams per box- saving over 2,300 tonnes of material and more than 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

3D Printing:

  • The HP Jet Fusion 3D processing station enables industry-leading surplus material reusability of 80%, and the thermoplastic materials used in our printers offer the potential for recycling as the technology scales.
  • 3D printing technology has been incorporated into HP’s own products- One of four Latex printer models replaced an aluminum part with a redesigned 3D printed nylon part, resulting in a 93% decrease in weight and a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while cutting costs by 50%.
  • Jet Fusion technology decreases greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption at volumes of up to 1,500 parts for one type of plastic and 5,200 for another type. The decreased weight of 3D printed parts requires significantly less energy consumption for manufacturing.

You can read the detailed report here.


HP Introduces The New HP ProBook x360 440 G1

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 6, 2018 by itnerd

Business owners and mobile professionals want a powerful convertible PC that delivers the business performance features required to help address their company needs – both in and outside the office. These are users with passion for business (not IT) that need a versatile device which combines style, powerful processing, and “built for business” features to deliver enhanced business experiences that typically cannot be achieved with a consumer PC.

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Powered by Windows 10 and high-performance 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the ultra-slim HP ProBook x360 440 delivers the power, security, and durability growing businesses demand in a versatile 360° design. Users can quickly turn thoughts into action with the optional HP Active Pen, and easily transition to desktop productivity with a single cable that supports docking via USB-C™.

The new ProBook x360 440 also features:

  • Built for business: Defend against malicious attacks with built-in security from HP BIOSphere Gen4, a firmware ecosystem that automates protection of the BIOS, plus get commercial-grade durability and easy serviceability.
  • Power to boost productivity: Power through your day with a high-performance Intel® Core processor™, long battery life, and support for USB Type-C™ docking enabling data, video and power through a single cable.
  • Adapts for the way you work: The ultra-slim notebook adapts throughout the day, with four use modes – tent, stand, tablet, and traditional laptop – so you can create, present, and collaborate in a comfortable way.

The new HP ProBook x360 440 G1 will be available for purchase later this month.

HP Is Introduces The New EliteBook 705 Series PCs, ProBook 645 G4 Notebook, & A New Class Of Thin Clients

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 7, 2018 by itnerd

Designed for the modern professional on the go, the new HP EliteBook 705 series PCs offer enterprise-grade security and manageability, along with powerful collaboration features to keep business users connected. Powered by Windows 10, and the innovative machine intelligence and powerful multitasking capabilities of AMD Ryzen PRO mobile processors, users can stay productive all-day with long battery life and HP Fast Charge to charge 50 percent of your battery in just 30 minutes.

The new EliteBook 735 G5, EliteBook 745 G5, and EliteBook 755 G5 also feature:

  • Precision design: An ultra slim design and narrow bezel displays with optional extra-bright viewable screen and integrated ambient light sensor make it comfortable to work in almost any light condition.
  • Secure foundation: Self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security helps protect the PCs, and the built-in HP Sure View privacy screen keeps business more secure.
  • Crystal-clear collaboration: Stay connected and make PC calls more productive with a world-facing, noise cancellation microphone and a collaboration keyboard to easily manage calls at the touch of a button.

With a new modern slim design, the HP ProBook 645, powered by Windows 10 and AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processor, delivers a powerful performance, enterprise-grade security and manageability, and flexible configuration options. The precision-crafted design supports several docking options for easy transition, and is designed to pass MIL-STD 810G testing for durability. Protect the PC against the evolving malware threats of the future, with self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security solutions.

Pricing and availability

  • The HP EliteBook 705 series will be available in May starting at $999.
  • The HP ProBook 645 G4 will be available in May starting at $759.

HP also introduced a new class of thin clients that will enable the next generation of virtualized computing and cloud-first application adoption across industries. The latest HP Thin Client innovations set new standards for customers seeking modern design, robust security, ease of management and attractive value.


The new HP thin clients include:

  • The new HP t430 Thin Client provides a modern, sleek, and well-connected device designed for deployment of both virtualized desktop applications or cloud-first end user computing use cases.
  • The new HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client to be a perfect balance of form and function and announced enhancements in three key areas; design, collaboration and security.
  • The new HP ThinPro operating system takes virtual desktops to new heights and provides a solution for customers drawn to the benefits of Linux.

The HP t430 Thin Client and HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client are expected to be available worldwide beginning in May 2018. Pricing starts at $249 USD for the HP t430 Thin Client and $849 USD for the HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client. The HP ThinPro version 7 operating system is expected to be available beginning in July 2018.