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HP is using tech to help countries deal with Covid-19

By Ken Wong - on 20 Mar 2020, 5:07pm

HP is using tech to help countries deal with Covid-19

Like other tech companies, HP is using its expertise to help local communities and countries deal with and overcome the threat of Covid-19.

Enrique Lores, HP President and CEO said:

That the company is committed to doing everything it can as a company to support communities and respond to the challenges of this global pandemic.

 

Enabling the consumer

To help people keep their HP tech up and running, they will be automatically extending all consumer product warranties expiring between March 1 and April 30 by 30 days. They will also be providing 24/7 Concierge Service to answer customers’ top questions related to Covid-19. HP will also be donating millions of dollars in technology and support through a concerted effort across Personal Systems and Print to help students, families and communities Lores added.

 

Supporting the community

HP CEO Enrique Lores

Lores also spoke on measures that HP was taking to support their local communities, healthcare workers and local governments.

HP will be deploying HP BioPrinters and associated supply cassettes, free of charge, to NGOs, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate drug and vaccine research to combat Covid-19. The company’s 3D Printing team and HP’s Digital Manufacturing Partner Network will work to design, validate and produce essential parts for medical responders and hospitals, including parts such as ventilator valves, breathing filters and face mask clasps, as well as entirely new parts such as plastic door handle adaptors which enable easy elbow opening to prevent further spread of the virus.

HP will make available any HP proprietary design files for these parts so they can be produced anywhere in the world and are also helping end-customers bridge potential supply chain interruptions by expanding distributed print-on-demand capabilities