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Queensland Public Safety Network Selects 3Com for Multi-Million Dollar Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA)

3Com’s H3C® enterprise networking solution to deliver secure access and lower TCO for Queensland Government’s Public Safety Network
  • 20 January, 2010 10:38

<p>BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 20 January 2010 –3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that in partnership with Communications Design &amp; Management Pty Limited (CDM), it has won a Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) to supply enterprise switching hardware, software and supporting services for the Queensland’s Public Safety Network (PSN) initiative. The new network will provide secure access at a lower cost for Queensland Police Service, Department of Justice and Attorney-General and Queensland Corrective Services and is part of an ongoing initiative to stabilise and future-proof its network.</p>
<p>This multi-year, multi-million dollar SOA, is amongst the largest for the company in Australia and New Zealand. The SOA will see 3Com and CDM provide an MPLS-based network infrastructure as well as associated training, maintenance and services. 3Com will provide a single core network under which cluster agencies will be able to access their own systems securely and reliably – in real-time. As well as network distribution, the SOA will include 3Com’s leading modular and edge MPLS-enabled switches from H3C.</p>
<p>As the project progresses, these participating Queensland agencies will benefit from the ability to access applications from any offices. The deployment of 3Com’s H3C solutions will also help the PSN reduce capital expenses and operating expenses in maintenance support for both its Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) compared with equivalent solutions on the market.</p>
<p>“3Com has a strong track record of government technology deployments in the Asia Pacific region and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Public Safety Network to improve the government’s operational efficiencies across the state of Queensland” said Angela Hughes, 3Com Country Manager – Australia &amp; New Zealand.</p>
<p>The converged solution, which forms the basis of the Public Safety Network, will be supported by 3Com’s enterprise network switching infrastructure, management software, as well as professional and maintenance services provided by CDM.
The 3Com networking products to be deployed by the PSN will include:
• H3C S7500E series – Core multi-service chassis based switching and routing platform for Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Data Centers (DCs) deployments
• H3C S5500-EI series – Gigabit Enterprise aggregation and advanced edge switch with resilient IRF® (Intelligent Resilient Framework) stacking technology and 10Gig Ethernet uplink options.
• H3C S3600 series – Premium Enterprise Class Layer 3, 10/100BASE-TX edge access switching products
• H3C S3100 series – Wire-speed, Layer 2 Ethernet edge switches
• H3C Intelligent Management Centre (IMC) – Next-generation management software from H3C, providing a self-contained, comprehensive management platform with the flexibility and scalability to meet the needs of advanced enterprise networks.
About 3Com Corporation
3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint® network-based intrusion prevention systems deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection.</p>
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