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HP ProCurve Integrates Colubris Product Line;
Announces New Wireless Product

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2008

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.

The new integrated product family is the result of HP’s Oct. 1 acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based 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.

The HP ProCurve MSM410 single-radio 802.11n access point is an indoor access point designed for discrete installation inside hotels, hospitals dormitories and office environments.

In addition, HP ProCurve’s aggressive management integration plans include an updated version of ProCurve Manager that adds the ability to automatically discover, map and initiate management of any Colubris product and give customers a single view of their wired and wireless network topology.

“The rapid integration of two product lines was achieved in less than 45 days and illustrates the power of an open-standards strategy and our dedication to delivering secure, scalable and unified wireless networks that customers demand,” said Marius Haas, senior vice president and general manager, HP ProCurve. “Adding the unique capabilities of the Colubris product line helps ProCurve lead the way in next-generation intelligent edge networking.”

The new HP ProCurve mobility product line is scalable to support a range of organizations, from large enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses, and is complemented by RF planning and security solutions to ensure smooth deployments and compliance with security regulations, including HIPAA and PCI. In addition, 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)

“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, IDC. “IDC expects HP and competitors to continue driving the cost of operating WLANs down while improving performance and reliability.”

“The addition of the Colubris product line extends HP ProCurve’s reach into vertical markets, such as hospitality, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, service provider and education, with no overlap in the channel,” said Tim Beech, technical marketing manager for Howard Technology Solutions of Laurel, Miss. “The Colubris acquisition not only allows ProCurve to deliver a stronger wired and wireless solution, but also to address opportunities in the wireless overlay market, delivering even more best-in-class choices for customers worldwide.”

Pricing and availability

The HP ProCurve MSM410 single-radio 802.11n access point will be available for $649.(2) The entire Colubris product line, including the new MSM410, will be available through HP ProCurve distribution channels in January 2009.

About HP ProCurve

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.

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 on HP ProCurve is available at http://www.procurve.com/.

About HP

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/.


(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.


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Copyright 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.


Editorial contacts:

Ben Stricker, HP ProCurve: ben.stricker@hp.com

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