HP Reinventing How the World Prints

New solutions help safeguard your print environment, and reshape how businesses print.

This week, Office Essentials is attending HP Reinvent, HP Inc.’s largest global partner event where HP will be sharing its vision for protecting print in the workplace, arming partners like Office Essentials with new tools to safeguard your print environment, and reshape how businesses print. As the path of work is reimagined for digital transformation, these new solutions are designed to take the friction out of printing for greater cyber-resilience, collaboration and mobility.

Helping You Shut Down Malware Attacks by Raising the Bar on Embedded Printer Security

HP is the front-line partner to stay a step ahead of an increasingly challenging threat landscape, delivering trusted, resilient security that starts with endpoint devices. As the industry leader, HP engineers the world’s most secure printers, that are secure by design, with powerful layers of protection for the device, data and documents to help you defend your network and company data.

At HP Reinvent, HP is launching HP Connection Inspector, a new intelligent embedded security feature created by HP Labs, to help printers stay one step ahead of malware attacks with advanced self-healing capabilities. The technology is unique in that it can inspect outbound network connections typically abused by malware, determine what is normal and then stop suspicious activity. If compromised, it will automatically trigger a reboot to initiate HP Sure Start self-healing procedures, all without IT intervention.

First in a series of new HP Labs security analytics innovations, Office Essentials can help you upgrade your fleet with resilient HP Enterprise printers that feature the latest HP security technologies such as HP Connection Inspector, available via a FutureSmart firmware update later this year.

Universal Business Printing with HP Roam Creates New Service and Revenue Opportunities

The workplace today is collaborative, flexible, project-oriented, and unbounded by time or geography. Across businesses large and small, mobility is transforming the workplace. Printing has not evolved to keep up with this new reality, and today it is still too difficult to print away from your desk, while working from other locations or from a mobile device.

HP Roam is a new universal business printing experience that will reshape how innovative businesses print. It enables mobile users to print anytime from any location and any device, and retrieve their prints securely from a growing set of print locations at the office, at home or at public sites. Print jobs can be submitted to the cloud as content is being consumed or created and picked up at the location of choice without having to worry about device to printer compatibility or connectivity. In addition, GPS and Bluetooth technologies allow for fast auto-discovery of printers while authentication ensures a protected, secure release of prints.

Key HP Roam features:

  • One universal print experience – Replacing traditional drivers and mobile apps, users can print from any of their devices (mobile or desktop) by just selecting HP Roam instead of a specific printer
  • Personal print queue – Securely add to and store print jobs in the cloud, retrievable at any time
  • Auto-discovery – When users come within 20 feet of any HP Roam-enabled printer, the mobile app will send a notification reminder to release the prints in your cloud queue.  If away from the office, the app will show a map with nearby public print locations including thousands of printers at hotels, libraries and airports
  • Secure release via authentication – Select the items to be printed, verify identity using a mobile device, personal pin or ID card to select and release the prints securely

HP Roam will be available in spring 2018.

Enabling Paper Workflows to Move at the Speed of Digital with HP Solutions Hub

Today HP also announced the launch of HP Solutions Hub, a new workflow optimization platform that allows Office Essentials to differentiate our services with custom workflows for paper-intensive verticals such as healthcare, legal, and financial services. This cloud and mobile-centric architecture includes connectors and templates that make it easy to turn HP multifunction printers into custom work environments, so that paper becomes a natural extension of the digital experience.

The software development kit includes an open platform architecture designed to scale and customize to workflows in vastly different business environments, creating virtually unlimited opportunities for us to grow and differentiate our offerings far beyond basic print services.

HP Solutions Hub allows for the creation of deeply integrated workflows that include mobile access as well as traditional sign-in for secure and context-sensitive experiences.

HP Solutions Hub is available in spring 2018.

Robust Line of Secure A3 Business Printers and Scanners

HP has expanded its A3 portfolio, originally announced in September 2016, with the availability of two new platforms in a number of different configurations. The new A3 printers and MFPs enable us to deliver you a powerful experience by offering affordable color via HP’s PageWide printing technology and maximum device uptime.

In addition, HP announced the launch of new workflow scanners, including Digital Sender Flow and ScanJet Enterprise Flow. Leveraging the same FutureSmart firmware used by HP’s line of enterprise printers and MFPs, the new scanners come equipped with leading extensibility, compatibility and embedded device security.

HP also announced updates to its line of micro and small-business printers with the introduction of new 100 and 200 series printers and MFPs for the Color LaserJet portfolio, offering legendary quality, extraordinary value and improved efficiency for micro- and small-businesses. Today’s new color LaserJet Pro printers enable fastest in-class duplex print speeds3 and fastest in-class first page out4, high-quality prints, easy cartridge setup and printer protection through JetIntelligence, easy mobile printing via the HP Smart App, and enhanced security features to help protect business documents from power on to print out.

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Greg Bussmann
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Greg Bussmann is a Marketing Specialist at Office Essentials. He is a lifelong, proud St. Louisan, a technology enthusiast, and father to four teenage daughters. He spends his spare time providing rides, chaperoning dates and trying to keep track of his credit cards. He also enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals when it's his turn to use the remote. Email Greg anytime.