Bangalore, December 20, 2012 – Hewlett Packard has just launched a new class of multifunction printers with laser printer features combined with workflow and security solutions. The ‘flow’ multifunction printers work pretty much stand-alone without needing the umbilical of a PC – even for functions like optical character recognition; saving images and text as PDF files and editing portions of the text.
In another dramatic demonstration how ‘smart’ printers have become, the HP LaserJet Enterprise Flow 500 MFP M525c (a monochrome machine) and the HP LaserJet Enterprise Color Flow MFP M575c come with a large touch screen, a hard disk and pullout full keyboard for meta-data tagging and scan images on both sides of a sheet, in a single pass.They can scan to e-mail, a network or a cloud-based folder or a USB thumb drive, and also print from a USB device. They offer secure, password-protected printing.
The printers cost in the region of Rs 1,80,000 and Rs 2,00,000.
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In a separate announcement today Gartner reported that the combined serial inkjet and page printer, copier and multifunction product (MFP) market in India totaled 7,60,778 units in the third quarter of 2012, a 4.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2011. HP maintained its leadership in the Indian printer, copier and MFP market with market share of 51 percent