HP Labs India also demonstrates Printcast, a technology for porting encoded content files alongside broadcasts, so viewers can print material they've seen on TV. Many Indian children and adults get an education through distance learning TV programs developed by the government, and HP's Printcast would let teachers, homemakers or community organizations print supplemental transcripts of the programs. The technology embeds content into an MPEG 2 file, which is then delivered to a device that can unwrap the data and send it to an attached printer.
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