HP introduces “Made for India” devices to support Digital India Launches HP Pro8 Tablet series for delivering multiple services

HP Inc. India today introduced a range of ‘Made for India’ devices to help digital delivery of services and benefits – in line with the Government’s Digital India vision. This specially designed range of HP Pro8 Tablets with voice is aimed at supporting financial inclusion, monitoring subsidy distribution through Aadhar authentication and delivering other benefits of government schemes. The device range has been specially designed for rugged Indian field conditions.

The Pro8 tablet range comprises an 8 inch tablet, coupled with a host of customizable features that will allow the delivery of services such as – financial inclusion and benefit schemes, efficient delivery of subsidized food products under the Public Distribution System, comprehensive monitoring of various healthcare initiatives and many other flagship programmes run by Central and State governments.

To ensure reliable and secure operation under varying Indian conditions – the devices were designed by HP’s Digital India Unit with specific inputs from public and private sector customers. As a result, the devices feature sunlight readable screen for outdoor usage, a large battery for uninterrupted operation in the field, and a rugged, dust and water resistant build. In addition, the devices support regional Indian languages for ease of use.

Speaking at the launch Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc. India said, “The Government of India is undertaking a massive digital push towards India’s transformation. As a long standing partner in India’s digital journey, we take this opportunity to provide solutions that can solve real life problems for citizens of India. With these Made for India devices, our aim is to offer efficient end-point solutions to enable various flagship schemes for direct benefit transfer, financial inclusion, and healthcare”.

Pro8 Tablets’ Made for India features include:
• Rugged – dust and water resistant build
• 15 hr battery life for working in power deficient regions
• Sunlight readable screen for outdoor usage

Digital India Applications customizable on Pro8 tablets:
• Iris and Fingerprint scanner for Aadhar based authentication
• Thermal Printer and Magnetic Strip Reader for financial transactions
• Bar Code Scanner for inventory management

In addition to governments and public sector, HP is also looking to serve the enterprise mobility market with the Pro8 range. It aims to partner with other stakeholders delivering Digital India and end-to-end mobility solutions.

The highlight of the range is a host of customizable configurations that include – iris scanner and fingerprint reader for Aadhar based authentication; magnetic stripe reader and thermal printer for transaction management and; bar code reader for inventory management and tracking.

The tablets feature Android OS ‘Marshmallow’; Quad Core Processor; 2GB RAM; 16 GB on-board storage + 64 GB expandable; 4G LTE connectivity with Bluetooth; Wi-Fi, GPS and A-GPS; 6000 mAh high capacity battery and 8” display screen.

The HP Pro8 Tablet range will be available in various form factors, starting at INR 19374/- depending on the features and customizations specified. The range can also be offered under the Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) model. They will be supported onsite by HP’s extensive customer support network across the country, along with a optional 3 years onsite warranty. In addition, the devices can come with pre-loaded apps to support various functionalities.

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