Nitin Hiranandani, HP India's Director Printing Systems at the launch event in Bangalore, December 20 2012 ( IndiaTechOnline Photo by Anand Parthasarathy)
New HP laser multifunction printers 'read' the images, turn them into editable documents

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. 

Pl watch for a few days a video on the HP Flow  laserjet MFPs in our TechVideo spot on the home page For more info


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