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HP ProCurve Delivers Converged Networking Solutions for Enterprise Customers

  • 03 June, 2009 15:57

<p>HP ProCurve today announced new converged wired and wireless networking solutions that allow customers to drastically simplify delivery of multiple IP-based services by combining centralized network operations with a discrete in-wall access device.</p>
<p>The HP ProCurve MSM317 Access Device integrates an 802.11b/g wireless access point and a four-port wired Ethernet switch. It is designed to be installed in a standard wall electrical outlet and centrally managed by any HP ProCurve MultiService Mobility controller.</p>
<p>Two new HP ProCurve MultiService Mobility controllers give enterprise customers centralized control and management of a network of MSM317 devices or any HP ProCurve wireless access points. The controllers deliver consistent services anywhere on the network, allowing customers to implement security, roaming and quality of service policies.</p>
<p>“Property owners and network operators can deliver multiple high-value voice, video and data services to guests and other occupants with these new solutions,” said Roger Sands, director, Worldwide Mobility Solutions, HP ProCurve. “These converged network offerings extend HP ProCurve’s product portfolio into a new category of innovative network edge products that help customers reduce the complexity of installing and managing their wired and wireless network services.”</p>
<p>Ideal for the hospitality industry, the HP ProCurve MSM317 connects multiple IP-based devices such as VoIP telephones, televisions and other hotel room equipment while reducing power sourcing equipment through integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) support. The integrated access point provides wireless services to hotels, hospitals, dormitories and apartments, extending the range of mobile devices such as laptops and smartphones.</p>
<p>HP ProCurve wireless controllers:</p>
<p>This expansion of the HP ProCurve mobility product portfolio introduces two new HP ProCurve MultiService Mobility controllers, giving customers greater flexibility for centrally managing their wired and wireless networks. The new HP ProCurve MSM765 controller physically integrates into HP ProCurve 5400 and 8200 Series switches, while the HP ProCurve MSM760 is a stand-alone appliance. Both controllers scale from small to large network deployments with new software licensing capabilities.</p>
<p>HP ProCurve also introduced an auto-update capability for HP ProCurve Mobility Manager 3.0, which greatly simplifies network configuration by automatically detecting and configuring all wireless access points and controllers on the network.</p>
<p>The HP ProCurve Manager Plus 3.0 management platform – which includes HP ProCurve Mobility Manager 3.0 – enables customers to map, configure and monitor wired and wireless networks. The platform offers a single-pane view of an entire network, allowing customers to securely add, customize and restrict network access.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability for Australia(1):</p>
<p>HP ProCurve MSM317 Access Device: $527 ex GST,
HP ProCurve MSM760 Mobility Controller: $12,080 ex GST,
HP ProCurve MSM765 Mobility Controller: $10,570 ex GST.</p>
<p>All products are currently available. HP ProCurve products are distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro and 24/7 Distribution.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability for New Zealand(1):
HP ProCurve MSM317 Access Device: $672 ex GST,
HP ProCurve MSM760 Mobility Controller: $15,410 ex GST,
HP ProCurve MSM765 Mobility Controller: $13,480 ex GST.</p>
<p>All products are currently available. HP ProCurve products are distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro.</p>
<p>Additional information and pricing is available at www.procurve.com/mobility.</p>
<p>About HP ProCurve Networking</p>
<p>As part of HP’s Enterprise Servers Storage and Networking organization, HP ProCurve is the Network of Choice for best-in-class solutions, products and services for wired and wireless networks.
HP 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.
More information about HP ProCurve is available at http://www.procurve.com/.</p>
<p>About HP</p>
<p>HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.</p>
<p>Media contact:
Sebastian Rice,
02 9959 1991,
seb@silverspan.com</p>
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(1) Estimated list prices. Actual prices may vary.
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