Chicago, Sept 13: HP India has ramped up its digital team after the initial success with Pro 8 tablets when Jharkand government ordered 40,000 pieces last week, according to a top HP official. The order had come within days of the launch of the tablet, which is aimed at providing professiol capabilities to the ‘Digital India’ initiative.
The tablet is priced at just over Rs 19,000, but it was not immediately known at what price the bulk order of 40,000 to the Jhrakhand government was made. The Pro8 tablet range supports regiol languages and comprises an 8-inch tablet, coupled with customisable features that will allow the delivery of services, including fincial inclusion and benefit schemes.
Richard Bailey, President, Asia Pacific and Japan for HP Inc, said India was among the most important markets in the whole region and that’s the reason why it had the largest number of HP employees among all the countries under him. Bailey told IANS that the Indian market had seen a 15 per cent growth and HP was a market leader the country in both printers and PC segments.
Asked if providing embedded security against malware was not an over-protective move, Bailey said there had been some malicious attacks against printers and they do not want to leave any product vulnerable.
Chandra said that not only can hackers take control of unprotected printers, most modern printers are also gateways to the network. “The hackers can reach the heart of any company or conglomerate through printers as they are connect to all the systems in a company,” he said, adding that secure environment had to be secure from all attacks. (IANS)