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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Mobile and Cloud Printing and Sharing Solutions for HP Wide-Format Printers

Wide Format Printer Cartridges
Hewlett-Packard / HP has introduced new mobile and cloud-based printing and sharing solutions for its Designjet wide-format printing systems, including an HP ePrint & Share application for Android.

HP is demonstrating the new solutions at the American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention. They include:
· An HP ePrint & Share mobile application for Android smartphones and tablets, allowing these mobile users to access, view and print drawings.
· New features for HP ePrint & Share, including the ability to print PDF files directly from e-mail, and optimization for the Apple iPad.
· For Designjet Web-connected printers is HP-enabled cloud printing, now available directly from the Autodesk AutoCAD WS application.

HP ePrint & Share Enhancements
HP’s ePrint & Share is a free Web service that enables users to access and print drawings virtually anywhere using smartphones, tablets, and laptops, or from a Designjet ePrinter’s touch screen. It’s primarily designed for freelance architects, small- and mid-size architecture and engineering firms, and mid-size and large construction companies.

Brian Swanner, senior architect at Waggonner & Ball Architects explained how his firm uses ePrint & Share:
“With partners around the world, we needed a solution that would alleviate communication issues associated with working across great distances. The new features built into HP ePrint & Share helped us find ways to share designs with a variety of partners and, with the mobile application, we can print where the job takes us, speeding up the design-and-build process.”

The HP ePrint & Share mobile application, now available from Android and iOS devices, adds these enhancements:
· Print to any Designjet Web-connected printer, whether at a home office or a partner’s site. Designjet Web-connected printers include the Designjet T2300 eMFP and Designjet T1300 and T790 ePrinters.
· Print PDF files directly from e-mail by selecting the HP ePrint & Share application via the “Open in” button provided by Apple iOS devices or “Share” button provided by Android devices.

ePrint & Share is available at no cost as a download for Designjet customers. The mobile application is initially available for free through Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

HP and Autodesk Provide Mobile Printing for AutoCAD WS Users
HP and partner Autodesk are also demonstrating the new HP ePrint & Share-enabled Plot to Print cloud-printing functionality for AutoCAD WS, a Web and mobile application that enables users to view, edit and share DWG files from virtually anywhere via a Web browser or mobile device.

By registering for HP ePrint & Share, users can access and print their designs on any Designjet ePrinter directly from the AutoCAD WS application, with full control over plot styles, paper sizes, layouts and more. When printing from AutoCAD WS using ePrint & Share, a high-resolution copy of the file is saved to the user’s ePrint & Share cloud library, making it easy to retrieve, share and reprint designs.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Free NetGear App Makes Virtually Any Printer AirPrint Compatible

NetGear's Genie App
NetGear, Inc. has upgraded its Genie App so that virtually any printer or MFP, whether connected to the network or via USB, is compatible with Apple’s AirPrint mobile printing solution. Previously, Apple mobile users could only print to AirPrint-compatible printers and MFPs - unfortunately, though, only a small range of printers currently are AirPrint-compatible.

With the new NetGear Genie App, however, Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch iOS users can wirelessly print to any printer or MFP, whether connected wirelessly to the home network, USB-connected to a PC, or connected through a USB port to a NetGear ReadyShare print-capable router. The Windows OS and Mac OS NetGear Genie App upgrade is available for download at no charge at NetGear Genie is also available for download for Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, and Android Smartphones and tablets from the Apple store and Google Play store.

Genie sounds cool but an analysis of the feature set tells us that since a USB-connected printer can process AirPrint jobs via Genie, there is software running on the PC that directs the incoming AirPrint job to the printer. It also means that a PC needs to be running with print drivers installed in order for Genie to do its thing. Remote printing solutions such as HP ePrint and AirPrint only require that a printer is installed on a network with Internet access–a running PC and/or print drivers on either end are not required.

Keep in mind that AirPrint only functions with printers connected to a local wireless network that you have access to. The only thing that is “remote” about it is that you can print wirelessly and most mobile device users who need to print are thankful that they can even print in the first place. It seems to us that a $99 HP inkjet printer with AirPrint/ePrint compatibility is a better solution that allows you to print from any iOS application that supports share-to-e-mail, not just those that feature AirPrint capability. Plus, HP ePrint is truy a “remote” printing solution because you can send print jobs to your ePrint capable printer from anywhere and from any e-mail capable device, and you don’t need a PC running nor print drivers installed on anything. Finally, in case you don’t know: Apple, not developers determines which apps support AirPrint, so its implementation is inconsistent between apps–even Apple’s in-house apps–so the ability to print via share-to-e-mail/ePrint neatly fills in the “printing gaps in the apps.”

In summary, NetGear Genie is a free workaround for iOS users who cannot afford a $99 AirPrint/ePrint capable printer and don’t mind having a PC up and running 24/7.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Up to 1.5 million Visa, MasterCard credit card numbers stolen

Credit Cards
Global Payments, the U.S.-based credit card processor company that experienced a security breach affecting plastic issued from Visa and MasterCard, today confirmed that the breached portion of its processing system was confined to North America. The company also finally revealed how many credit card numbers were stolen: less than 1,500,000.

News broke on Friday that Visa and MasterCard warned banks of a major potential breach at a U.S.-based credit card processor. Both Visa and MasterCard then confirmed the breach, although the two also emphasized their own security systems were not compromised. Soon after, Global Payments confirmed it had identified unauthorized access into its processing system.

Estimates previously ranged from 50,000 to 10 million credit cards, but Global Payments has reduced that to just 15 percent of the upper bound. Then again, 1.5 million credit card numbers is nothing to scoff at. Thankfully for Global Payments, analysts say the firm will be able to absorb any costs it needs to.

Previous reports suggested that full Track 1 and Track 2 data was taken, which means perpetrators got enough to counterfeit new cards. Global Payments’ investigation to date has revealed that Track 2 card data may have been stolen, but the company is still not sure. On the other hand, Global Payment was confident enough to say that cardholder names, addresses, and social security numbers were not obtained by the criminals.

Last but certainly not least, Global Payments believes that this incident is contained, based on its forensic analysis to date, network monitoring, and additional security measures which it did not detail. The company also says it “continues to work with industry third parties, regulators and law enforcement to assist in the efforts to minimize potential cardholder impact” and that it “has engaged multiple information security and forensics firms to investigate and address this issue.”

“We are making rapid progress toward bringing this issue to a close,” Global Payments Chairman and CEO Paul R. Garcia said in a statement. “Our nearly 4,000 employees around the world are focused on providing exceptional service. We are open for business and continue to process transactions for all of the card brands.”

The origin of the hack is still unknown.

Source: Up to 1.5 million Visa, MasterCard credit card numbers stolen

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

HP Clarifies Details Regarding Chongqing Printer Factory

HP in China
On April 24, Hewlett Packard / HP shared with us some information on the new manufacturing facility it is building for printers in Chongqing, China. The firm’s goal was to clarify certain inaccuracies in various industry publications’ articles on the story.

On April 18, SinoCast reported that HP was partnering with Foxconn Technology Group to build a new printer production base with a capacity of 30 million printers in Chongqing. That same day, various IDG news outlets, including PCWorld, reported that HP had signed an agreement to build a new printer factory in Chongqing. HP CEO Meg Whitman, said the PCWorld story, participated in a signing ceremony. The article said that the factory would take two to three years to build and would produce 40 million inkjet printers, 20 million laser printers, and 150 million inkjet cartridges by 2015.

Other reports, such as an April 19 article in China Daily, said that Foxconn was the party that had signed the agreement with Chongqing municipal government. The China Daily article also said the move was part of HP’s strategy of gaining share in China’s PC and printer markets and that HP’s PC market share in China has declined by 50 percent between 2009 and 2011. That article said the factory would produce 30 million printers annually.

Taiwan-based Foxconn conducts contract manufacturing for many technology companies, with the majority of its factories located in China. The company manufactures HP laptops and desktop PCs in Chongqing. Recently, Foxconn has come under scrutiny regarding labor conditions at its factories in China, including recent coverage of facilities building iPads and other products for Apple.

The news about the new manufacturing base left us with lots of questions. Some reports mentioned Foxconn, while others did not, and we wondered to what extent each party was involved in the proposed factory. Also, reports varied on what the facility will produce. If, as the PCWorld article stated, the facility would be producing laser printers, that would be particularly big news as Canon is HP’s exclusive laser manufacturing partner. So, we wondered, is Canon a partner in this endeavor? And if not, was this story even bigger news and was HP contracting with a new laser manufacturing partner?

Correcting Inaccuracies
HP, however, indicates that reports that the Chongqing factory will be producing laser printers and inkjet consumables are inaccurate. The new factory will make only entry-level inkjet printers for HP.

HP’s official statement on the new factory is as follows:
· HP’s local manufacturing supplier is planning to build a manufacturing facility in Chongqing.
· HP expects to use this facility, once completed, to manufacture entry-level HP Inkjet printers.

HP confirmed today that Foxconn is HP’s “local manufacturing supplier,” and clarified that Foxconn, not HP, signed an agreement with the Chongqing government regarding building the new facility. However, HP did sign a domestic sales contract, under which the local government agrees to support sale of HP products in China.

It does not appear that HP has plans to shift manufacturing from its current facilities for making printers or supplies to the facility in Chongqing or to consolidate all manufacturing operations in China.

HP indicates that only Foxconn can provide details on when the new Chongqing facility will be operational, and the company declined to comment on details such as the size of its or its partner’s investment, the size of the facility, or the eventual number of employees. HP did confirm that it expects to produce as many as 15 million inkjet units annually at peak periods.

Thus, while the news of HP’s new manufacturing base for entry-level inkjet printers is significant, to be sure, it does not seem that the Chongqing facility represents quite the seismic shift in HP’s printer and supplies manufacturing base as was first reported.

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