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
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.
FutureSmart 4.7.1 has been released with a number of changes that developers will be interested in. As always, you can download the latest firmware from here.
Do you want to know what changes are in this revision? The standard release notes that accompany FutureSmart firmware releases are targeted at end-customers, which means they are not as helpful as they could be to JetAdvantage solution developers. To fix this, we're starting to create release notes specifically for developers. You'll find those on the FutureSmart Firmware Solution Developer Release Notes page.
We sometimes get questions from the developer community regarding specific printer models (ie: What is an E60055dn? Does it support OXPd? What media sizes does it support? What are the other model options for that device?, etc.). This news article is to point you to resources that can help.
As communicated in last year's Partner Conference, HP will be introducing Enterprise MFP's with control panel sizes other than the current 8" model. This news article is to inform you that this Spring, HP will introduce 2 new Enterprise MFP's with 4.3" control panels. Like all other Enterprise class products, these will support full extensibility (unlike the P-Series class introduced last Spring). We expect world-wide volumes of 12,000 to 16,000 per year on these new MFP's which should provide you with a significant increase to the accessible market for your solutions. We are hopeful that you will support these products with your solutions.
UPDATE: We now have at least one of these pre-released, Enteprise MFP's with the 4.3" control panel available for your use in the Virtual Test Lab (VTL). If you would like access to this device for your testing and have not yet enrolled to use the VTL, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access and instructions.
Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
October’s Tech Talk was well attended! Topics were:
FutureSmart Release Plans and Performance Improvements
SDK and OPS Extensibility
JetAdvantage Link Update
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.