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News and Events

19 Apr 2019
TLS 1.0 / TLS 1.1 Disabled by default in FutureSmart bundle 4.7.2 and later

The FutureSmart 4.7.2 firmware release changed the default availability of TLS protocol versions. The updated security profile for FutureSmart version 4.7.2 defaults to:

  • TLS 1.2 – Enabled
  • TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1 – Disabled

 

The new TLS protocol defaults are applied in the following circumstances:

 

Devices purchased with FutureSmart bundle 4.7.3 and later

  • Use the new TLS defaults (TLS 1.0 / 1.1 disabled)

 

Devices updated to FutureSmart bundle 4.7.2  or later from FutureSmart 3 bundles or FutureSmart 4 bundles before version 4.7.2

  • TLS settings are not updated to the new defaults and maintain their current setting.

 

Performing the following device resets on FutureSmart 4.7.2 or later devices update the TLS  settings to the new defaults, overwriting any previously configured setting

  • Format Disk
  • Partial Clean
  • Cold Reset

Important Note: HP and 3rd party solution software may have a TLS 1.0 dependency requiring TLS 1.0 to be enabled / re-enabled for installation or to function properly after installation.   Details on how to do that can be found in the document here.

Important Note: FutureSmart bundle 4.7.2 is an interim firmware release only available from HP Support.

 

The following devices will ship with FutureSmart bundle 4.7.3 which have the new TLS defaults.

  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E72525/ 30/35
  • HP Color LaserJet Managed E77822/25/30
  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E82540/50/60
  • HP Color LaserJet Managed MFP E87640/50/60
7 Dec 2018
Materials from December Partner Tech Talk (OXPd 1.8, etc.)

Thanks to all those who were able to attend this month's Partner Tech Talk.   For those who were not able to attend, the topics were OXPd 1.8 and a preview of some upcoming changes in Embedded Solutions and OXPd.

Slides from the presentation can be found here.  Note that we've added a final slide which answers all of the questions that were asked during the Tech Talk.

Video of the presentation can be found here.

Finally, we want your feedback on the forum so that we can make any changes to better meet your needs.   Please take the quick survey here.  Or, if it's easier for you, just send an email to jetadvantagepartnersupport@hp.com.

 

Thank you,

HP JetAdvantage Partner Program Team

6 Nov 2018
OXPd 1.8 SDK Released!

OXPd 1.8 has been released to the Developers Portal.   To download it, go to the OXPd .NET/Java section of https://developers.hp.com/hp-oxp/partners/developer-packages.   Note that you can begin developing with OXPd 1.8 now, but you’ll need FutureSmart 4.7 to test it on devices.  

 

Key changes in OXPd 1.8 are:

 

  1. Addition of the Copy Service
    1. OXPd interface into the native Copy Job pipeline
    2. Setup, start, manage, and observe native copy jobs
    3. Job processing and printing is handled by the device's native copy pipeline
  2. Addition of the SendFax Service
    1. OXPd interface into the native SendFax Job pipeline
    2. Setup, start, manage, and observe send fax jobs
    3. Job processing and delivery is handled by the device's configured send fax pipeline
  3. Addition of “Kiosk Enablement”
    1. Create and assign an OXPd application to use as the device's default app
    2. New Header and Footer customization available to OXPd apps
    3. Launch native device apps from within the OXPd kiosk application
  4. Enhanced OXPd Simulator
    1. Implements all OXPd services up through the OXPd 1.8 release
    2. Hosts a browser control for providing device walk-up UI simulation
    3. Functionality capable of supporting significant amount of OXPd app development
  5. OXPd Pro has been deprecated
    1. None of the OXPd 1.8 enhancements are supported by HP Pro devices
    2. Only FutureSmart clients are included in the OXPd 1.8 SDK

Watch for an invite to a Partner Tech Talk in late November where you'll have the opportunity to ask questions.

1 Nov 2018
Reminder: Pagewide P-Series products will not support OXPd.

As communicated at the Partner Conference in May and the Partner Tech Talk in July, the Pagewide P-Series class of printers are designed as lower cost, lower feature offerings that support limited extensibility.   As a reminder, Pagewide P-Series products include the A3 devices released last spring: HP Pagewide Managed Color MFP P77440 and P77940/50/60 and HP Pagewide Managed Color P75250. 

As a result of this strategy, Pagewide P-series products will not support OXPd solutions.  OXPd solutions will continue to be compatible with our PageWide Enterprise class of products. Consistent with prior communication, starting with FutureSmart 4.7, OXPd solutions that may have worked initially on Pagewide P-Series products will no longer be supported.   HP wants to ensure you are alerted to this coming change.

1 Nov 2018
October Tech Talk: Slides and Recording

October’s Tech Talk was well attended!  Topics were:

  • FutureSmart Release Plans and Performance Improvements
  • SDK and OPS Extensibility
  • JetAdvantage Link Update
  • Developer Support

If you want to refresh your memory on what was covered (or if you missed it), you can find the slides presented here and a link to the recording here.   Watch for upcoming “Dev Talks” that will provide more detailed technical content.

26 Oct 2018
Zip Signing Now Required for Embedded Solutions on FutureSmart Products

As part of Hewlett-Packard’s constant investment in industry-leading security, we are modifying our FutureSmart device firmware to require zip file signing on all embedded solutions. This means that your embedded solution will require an additional signing process to successfully install on LaserJet products. The whitepaper that explains how to complete this process is posted at https://jetadvantage.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360011195913-Requirem....

Key points:
1) Current device firmware will ignore the new signature, so you can begin using this process immediately.
2) If FutureSmart device firmware is upgraded on devices with your solution already installed, your current revision solution will not be impacted, since the signature check occurs only at BDL install time.
3) Updated FutureSmart firmware will be available to your customers as early as mid-December. Embedded solution installs made after this change to FutureSmart device firmware will fail unless the zip is signed, per the attached process. Therefore, we recommend that you begin using this new signing process as soon as possible to avoid customer issues.

Note that this does not change the previously communicated plan to deprecate the embedded SKD in the near future. We recommend that all embedded solutions be migrated to other interfaces as soon as possible.

If you have questions that are not answered on the Developer's Portal, please contact Steve Townsley.

Thank you,

JetAdvantage Partner Support