Multi-function printer connects eight wireless devices to network
HP has put an all-in-one laser printer with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot on sale in India, effectively performing the usual task of a wireless hub. The HP Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs multi-function printer connects to a wired network via Ethernet, and can allow up to eight other devices to wirelessly connect at the same time.
Officejet Pro line targets small work team printing
HP today unveiled new additions to both its Officejet Pro and LaserJet lines of printers, targeting small and medium-sized businesses and other enterprise-class customers. The new Officejet Pro X series of desktop printers and multifunction printers produce content at up to twice the speed of their competitors and lower the cost of printing. Powered by HP's PageWide Technology, the Officejet Pro X series is capable of printing high-quality documents at up to 70 pages per minute.
Deny forced firmware update can cause fires
HP has issued a statement claiming that reports of a major LaserJet security exploit was "sensational and inaccurate." The company emphatically claimed that speculation that devices could catch fire due to a firmware change are false. While downplaying the risk, HP is, at the same time, working on a firmware fix for the problem.