Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently launched Channel Odyssey, a roadshow spanning several cities in HP’s Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, showcasing its portfolio of innovations for the enterprise market. The HP APJ channel is comprised of 12 countries, namely seven from Southeast Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines and five from Far East, including Australia, China, India, Korea,and Japan.

The roadshow toured the country with the Manila leg held at Dusit Thani Hotel, letting local businesses and channel partners experience its latest lineup of technology solutions tailor-made for various industries including retail, banking and finance, media production, large enterprises and small and medium businesses.

HP unveiled an array of products under different categories such as Mobility and ePrint, Graphics Solutions, Workflow Digitalization and Security, Thin Computing, and Retail. Among the featured devices at Channel Odyssey included flagship products like the HP Elitepad 900, HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-In-One business PC, HP Elitebook Folio 9470m and HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 MFP M575C.

“Our commitment to the HP channel community and keeping Philippine businesses empowered with reliable computing is as strong as ever. This year, HP is bringing new technologies that will not just broaden options for large businesses, but also boost productivity for small to medium-sized enterprises,” says HP Printing and Personal Systems Country General Manager Albert Mateo.

Creating growth opportunities for every industry

HP takes a trailblazing approach to business productivity, from light, server-based computing to powerhouse multitasking. Headlining the prosumer graphics design market is the HP Z1 workstation, an All-in-One PC that integrates robust specifications with the simplicity of tool-less maintenance. Loaded with powerful peripherals for intense computing that studios require, the HP Z1 workstation can easily handle graphics rendering for computer-generated 3D imagery and high-definition video editing. Together with the HP Z1 are industrial workstations like the HP Z820 that is designed for broadcast-level production.

Financial institutions, small to medium businesses and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, on the other hand, can bank on the HP T610 and T410 Thin Clients. Packing flexibility with a seamless and secure desktop experience, HP Thin Clients minimize risks of downtimes and performance slowdown due to hard drive bottlenecks that commonly take place in non-server-based desktop systems.

For companies in the retail and food and beverage industry like quick-service restaurants and convenience stores, HP Point-of-Sales devices ensure accurate and secure data processing with the HP RP7 Model 7800. Aside from providing a smoother, more accurate data input through its touch-screen options, the HP RP7 also features a customer-facing LCD screen for a more interactive transactions.

Letting professionals do business even in transit

With the advent of small, light hardware and mobile computing, modern businesses have shifted from local to a global platform with a faster and more aggressive approach to achieving their goals. HP consistently leads the trend of harnessing industry-leading technologies and incorporating them into its lineup of printers and PCs, such as ePrint, wireless capabilities and built-in security applications.

Leading the imaging and printing segment include HP’s LaserJet Enterprise color flow MFP M575c, which is perfect for businesses that require high-speed, high-volume printing jobs that can also do other functions and carry great security features. The HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP 575c can scan, copy, fax and even send and receive print jobs through wireless devices and the internet through ePrint. It alsoboasts of accurate data input like no other multi-function printer (MFP)as it sports an eight-inch touchscreen and pull-out keyboard for precise data entry. Through the screen, users can also edit, scan and adjust images, as well as several other processes, all on the printer itself. The HP LaserJet Enterprise is easily kept secure with sophisticated encryption features, in addition to Color Access Control1.

Small- to medium-sized enterprises can take advantage of HP PageWide Technology, the next-generation printing innovation found in the new HP OfficeJet Pro X.The HP PageWide Technology allows for faster, more precise printing with sophisticated nozzle and ink control, as well as enhanced serviceability and easier maintenance. Other commercial printers from HP range from Multi-Function LaserJet printers like the HP LaserJet M425dw, LaserJet M276dw, LaserJet M525c and ScanJet 7000 S2 to the OfficeJet Pro printers like the HP OfficeJet 8600m, OfficeJet 8100 and OfficeJet Mobile 100. HP also present s options for print production houses with the large-Format DesignJet T520 and T120 printers.

Healthcare and educational institutions, as well as manufacturing and hospitality/recreational offices can also leverage on HP’s new desktops, highlighted by the HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One Business PC. Ideal for multitasking, the HP Compaq 8300 saves space without sacrificing function as it features the latest Intel® vPro™ processors with Intel® Smart Response Technology2,3, letting users experience faster boot-up and data processing. Its brilliant, 23-inch full HD4 display is adjustable for portrait or landscape orientation and even mounting to walls- a great feature for kiosks, lobbies or tight-spaced environs. It is available in touchscreen and non-touchscreen versions, and also pre-loaded with HP business security software to keep files safe from unauthorized access.

For professionals and executives on-the-go, keeping productive while being highly mobile and traveling light is a necessity. The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m allows them to do just that, enabling decision-makers and key business persons to do heavy computing anywhere business takes them. Featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors and superb battery life for long hours of use, the HP Elitebook 9470m is the ideal choice for the mobile business champions.

Taking mobility to the extreme is the HP Elitepad 900, the true business tablet for the globetrotting entrepreneur. Its 1.5-pound, 10.28-inch body is a lightweight, compact yet robust frame makes the HP Elitepad 900 easy to carry. Offering secure, reliable performance through a combination of third-generation Intel® Atom™ Z2760 processors, 2GB of system memory,the feature-laden Windows 8 Pro operating system, and a host of accessories for enterprise docking, productivity and connectivity, the HP Elitepad 900 takes business to the next level of portability.

“Our solutions cater to a wide range of industries, from Point-of-Sales counters for retail stores to powerhouse workstations for production studios, and light, flexible computingsystems for educational institutions and government offices. We at HP have tailor-made these products to suit the needs of professionals and systems involved in such enterprises, creating a vast amount of opportunities for them to improve and expand,” said Printing and Personal Systems Category Manager Paul Alcantara.

With a range of products designed for the industries they serve, HP is set to take businesses on a journey to success.

“We at HP are highly committed to re-invigorate our channel partner ecosystem with a simple, integrated partner engagement framework, sharp focus on product innovation, and increased investment to drive an improved experience. To reinforce HP’s commitment to the channel and strengthen partner relationships by delivering innovation that matters to them,” said HP Commercial Sales Manager Charles Lizares.

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