Technology giant HP Inc. has announced a marketplace for HP and third-party printing and imaging application JetAdvantage On Demand, which is designed for HP resellers and customers to buy, deploy and manage apps through the cloud.
The new portal will initially offer applications from HP and Fenestrae that enable access control, fleet management and digital capture for workflow.
The portal, along with the HP JetAdvantage Secure Print and Udocx apps, will be available in the United States in November 2016, and broader availability will come later.
JetAdvantage Secure Print is a software-as-a-service- (SaaS-) based pull printing app supporting cloud and on-premises print job queues with no print server required and works with any printer with a network connection.
Udocx is a cloud-based service from Fenestrae that captures business documents and allows organizations to automatically process and store documents in Office 365 and other cloud-based repositories.
Every app offered through the marketplace is HP Security-Certified, which means the apps have been developed to comply with data privacy best practices such as security threat analysis and mitigation, data privacy standards compliance, static code analysis and appropriate solution controls, HP said.
JetAdvantage On Demand offers a marketplace for first- and third-party SaaS apps with integrated services for managing apps, users and devices.
Additional SaaS apps from HP and third parties will be added to the marketplace over time, and the company is working with Hyland, OpenText, PaperCut, Troy and other independent software vendors (ISVs) to release apps to the marketplace in spring of next year.
The portal is designed to support customers with multi-vendor print environments as most apps in the marketplace will work with both HP and non-HP printers.
In addition to the impeding launch of the apps portal, HP recently announced two mobile printers, the OfficeJet 200 and HP OfficeJet 250.
The all-in-one printers not only enable the scanning, printing and copying of documents from laptops, smartphones or tablets, but they also do so with the security features that preserve the sensitivity of many business documents.
The mobile printers, for example, connect through WiFi Direct, a peer-to-peer connection technology that's separate from public WiFi networks and offers a more secure connection with minimal signal clutter, passphrase protection and AES 128 encrypted security features.
The printers also take mobile readiness to the next level with the inclusion of a built-in replaceable battery, as well as a power adapter that supports charging from both AC and USB.