HP unveils niche solutions for schools, hospitals

By Rizal Raoul Reyes

Posted at Jan 15 2014 11:12 PM | Updated as of Jan 16 2014 07:12 AM

MANILA -- Hewlett Packard (HP) on Tuesday launched its Odyssey roadshow with its lineup of enterprise products covering education, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries to its channel partners and enterprise customers.

Kathy Redondo, market development manager of HP’s education solutions, opened the marketing campaign by introducing the Classroom Manager, which was developed exclusively for the academic institutions.

Redondo said the Classroom Manager not only integrates learning and technology but also enables teachers to monitor and control student computers, handle feedback and summarize student screen for real-time collaboration. Teachers can also determine the student’s progress through student screens with thumbnail. They can also lock screens to grab everyone’s attention and limit students to a specific assignment to reduce distraction and enhance productivity.

In addition, Classroom Manager has digital tests and quick release of reports, allowing teachers to monitor the students’ progress in real-time. Students can also join and share their ideas during discussions.

Michelle Juliano, market development manager of financial solutions, said the company will have the HP Thin Client and the Defective Media Retention (DMR) and security solutions in both desktops and laptops for the financial services industry.

The HP Thin Client is a solid state personal computer that's labeled as the perfect alternative for the traditional desktop for financial institutions, while the DMR enables customers to securely retain sensitive data in defective hard-drives.

For his part, Leonard Zapa, market development manager for healthcare, said HP’s complete ecosystem will allow hospital staff to work efficiently with low acoustic noise fans in their workstations, while at the same time not contributing to the increasing room temperature.

In terms of hygiene, HP’s Smartcard solution eliminated the clean swipe card slots, which trap dirt and bacteria. Likewise, Zapa said the Elite AIO’s glass surface allows for easy cleaning using alcohol-based sanitizing agents.

Mike Avila, market development manager for manufacturing, noted that HP equipped their workstations with ECC Memory in response to the need of industry to support their work on concept design, product design and model analyses. The ECC solution also helps manufacturing professionals to avoid soft errors in the industry.

HP printing and personal systems country general manager Albert Mateo said the company will continue to empower end-users with holistic end-to-end solutions to make business more efficient and efficient with full operational and IT controls.

“We believe that with the 2014 product lineup for enterprise customers, it will be a win-win situation not only for our partner community but for Philippine businesses as well given the benefits of these new technologies to their business operations,” he said.