HP Named Official Mobile Technology Solutions Provider for 2004 Republican National Convention
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2004
HP today announced that it is the official provider of mobile technology solutions to the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC), which runs from Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 in New York City. The convention staff is using HP technology, including HP Tablet PCs and imaging products, leading up to and during the convention, being held at Madison Square Garden.
"Without HP's technological contribution, our work would be far more complex and our staff less efficient," said Bill Harris, chief executive officer, 2004 Republican National Convention. "The success of a modern-day convention is more dependent than ever on best-of-breed devices and a supplier who understands the demands we place upon them. HP has been a great provider, fulfilling both requirements."
RNC professionals stationed throughout the city and at Madison Square Garden are using wireless HP tablet PCs to facilitate information sharing and coordinate activities for party officials and delegates in the fast-paced convention environment.
Additionally, HP is providing printers and other devices for the RNC media center, which will allow the approximately 15,000 journalists in attendance to report up-to-the- minute coverage from the convention site.
"HP believes that good corporate citizenship extends to the American political process. Our technology being provided to the Republican National Convention is one important facet of our strong civic commitment," said Gary Fazzino, vice president for government and public affairs, Corporate Affairs, HP.
"HP is pleased to tailor our services to the unique needs of the RNC at Madison Square Garden," said Juergen Rottler, senior vice president, Public Sector, Health and Education, HP. "This week is a great example of how we customize our range of innovative mobile devices, PCs and printers to serve customers within the public sector and all sizes of enterprises and consumers worldwide."
Together with the Republican Main Street Partnership and Sallie Mae, HP is donating a portion of the HP technology used at the RNC to the Bronx Preparatory Charter School, a New York City-based school in a low-income neighborhood that helps youth become high-performing students. These contributions will be highlighted at an event at the school on Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. This contribution of HP technology is one of several donations that HP will make to New York-area organizations during and after the convention.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2004, HP revenue totaled $78.4 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.