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HP ProCurve Announces 802.11n Wireless Solution

  • 20 November, 2008 17:00

<p>HP ProCurve today announced the integration of the Colubris Networks product line into the existing ProCurve networking portfolio, as well as a new 802.11n wireless access point that enables high-bandwidth applications across a network.</p>
<p>The new integrated product family is the result of HP’s Oct. 1 acquisition of Colubris Networks. The combined portfolio gives customers a choice of fully integrated and overlay wireless solutions that leverage investments in existing network infrastructure and deliver broad interoperability with multi-vendor 802.11 client devices.</p>
<p>The HP ProCurve MSM410 single-radio 802.11n access point is an indoor access point designed for installation inside hotels, hospitals, universities, and office environments. An updated version of ProCurve Manager will add the ability to automatically discover, map and initiate management of any Colubris product, giving customers a single view of their wired and wireless network.</p>
<p>Gurkirat Singh, HP Procurve Country Manager South Pacific commented, “Many businesses are currently looking for ways to help their employees become more productive, and we have seen a surge in demand for mobility and wireless solutions. ProCurve’s new high performance wireless solutions are designed to make it easy for businesses to deploy a reliable and secure wireless network, using open industry standards. ProCurve also offers automated tools to integrate the management and security of Ethernet and wireless networks, allowing our customers to greatly simplify ongoing network administration and troubleshooting, and reduce their running costs.”</p>
<p>The HP ProCurve mobility product range covers solutions for small businesses, through to large enterprise campus deployments. The product range includes RF planning and security solutions to ensure smooth deployments and compliance with security regulations, including HIPAA and PCI. The existing Colubris line of indoor access points and the new MSM410 802.11n access point are backed by HP ProCurve’s lifetime warranty.(1)</p>
<p>"WLAN has evolved from a niche technology to the primary mode of network access in education, healthcare, and other industries. The acquisition and integration of Colubris Networks by HP ProCurve enhances the HP access networking portfolio today and HP's ability to innovate in the access layer," said Abner Germanow, Enterprise Networks Research Director at IDC. "IDC expects HP and competitors to continue driving the cost of operating WLANs down while improving performance and reliability."</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>The entire Colubris product line and the new MSM410, will be available in January 2009.</p>
<p>ProCurve solutions are distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro and 24/7 Distribution.
ProCurve solutions are distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro.</p>
<p>About HP ProCurve</p>
<p>HP ProCurve is the Network of Choice for best-in-class solutions, products and services for wired and wireless networks. ProCurve’s Adaptive Networks vision enables customers to implement an open, standards-based network infrastructure that adapts to the changing needs of users, applications and organizations.</p>
<p>ProCurve was positioned in the Leaders quadrant in research and advisory firm Gartner Inc.’s 2008 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs and is a worldwide leader in Ethernet switch market revenue and ports according to Dell’Oro Group.</p>
<p>More information on HP ProCurve is available at http://www.procurve.com/.</p>
<p>About HP</p>
<p>HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.</p>
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<p>(1) For as long as the product is owned, with next-business-day advance replacement (available in most countries). The following hardware products and their related series modules have a one-year hardware warranty with extensions available: ProCurve Routing Switch 9300m series, ProCurve Switch 8100fl series and ProCurve Network Access Controller 800. The following hardware mobility products have a one-year hardware warranty with extensions available: HP ProCurve M111 Client Bridge, HP ProCurve MSM3xx-R Access Points, HP ProCurve MSM7xx Mobility and Access Controllers, HP ProCurve RF Manager IDS/IPS Systems, HP ProCurve MSM Power Supplies, and HP ProCurve 1 Port Power Injector. Standalone software, upgrades or licenses may have different warranty durations. Details are available in the ProCurve Software License, Warranty and Support booklet at http://www.procurve.com/warranty.
(2) Estimated U.S prices. Actual prices may vary.</p>
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<p>© 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.</p>
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Sebastian Rice, 02 9959 1991, seb@silverspan.com, www.silverspan.com</p>

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