Launched 'HP Lab-in-Box' in a school, a cloud solution that has15 HP Multiseat Thinclients, a multi-functional printer, wireless connectivity, electricity, etc, in which multiple users can be connected to one PCAHMEDABAD, INDIA: Technology giant HP on Tuesday announced that it has launched HP Lab-in-Box solution on a pilot basis in a city-based primary school.
A self-sustainable computer lab created in a shipping container, the HP Lab-in-Box is a cloud-enabled infrastructure solution to spread both the reach and quality of education in India, the company claimed in a press release.
Each HP Lab-in-Box comprises a shipping container that has15 HP Multiseat Thinclients, a multi-functional printer, wireless connectivity, electricity, furniture, fans and air conditioning. HP’s multi-seat computing solution means multiple users can be connected to one PC, which maximizes space.
HP is also hosting a cloud-based educational application that searches and displays relevant videos from the Internet, based on the textbook being read by the student.
The application has an adaptive online self-learning tool called MindSpark from Educational Initiatives, an HP partner, who is providing personalized assessment tools to the student to track their individual learning progress.
“Today, there is a shortfall of trained teachers in several schools in the country and limited access to IT also makes it extremely difficult to offer a more personalized teaching approach. The HP Lab-in-Box addresses these limitations by giving students access to a richer learning experience and the best teaching resources across the country,” said Jaijit Bhattacharya, director, Government Affairs, HP India.