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NEC selects switching hardware from HP ProCurve Networking to help create new internal LAN

  • 09 March, 2004 13:56

<p>AUSTRALIA, 8 March 2004 - HP ProCurve Networking Business (PNB) today announced the successful provision of switching hardware to assist in the creation of NEC's new internal Local Area Network (LAN), built on-site at its premises in Mulgrave, Victoria.</p>
<p>NEC Business Solutions is a leading supplier of IT&amp;T solutions to carriers, government, and businesses and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NEC Corporation, a global giant in telecommunications, computers and electron devices. NEC Business Solutions' recent move to Mulgrave, from its original head office location in Glen Waverley, had been planned for the past 12 months - during which time its engineers designed a new internal LAN which could be built on-site.</p>
<p>To complement equipment from other leading IT vendors, NEC Business Solutions selected HP ProCurve 5300xl Series Switches and HP ProCurve 2600 Series Switches.</p>
<p>"We selected HP ProCurve Networking equipment because of its overall total cost of ownership (TCO)," said Michael Wong, IP Solutions Manager, NEC Business Solutions. "It's also very reliable equipment and is well-supported in the industry."</p>
<p>"We're very happy to be a key part of NEC's new internal LAN," said Mark Berends, Australian HP ProCurve Networking Marketing Manager. "We stand behind our products 100% - and feel vindicated in these beliefs when our technologies are selected by leading IT companies to form part of their mission critical infrastructures."</p>
<p>Designed to accommodate the most demanding network needs, the HP ProCurve Switch 5300xl series offers scalable layer 2, 3, and 4 switching in compact 4- or 8-slot modular form factors. These convergence-ready switches provide flexibility, high port density, free software updates, and a lifetime warranty. The easy-to-use Switch 5300xl series provides the latest in technology with unparalleled investment protection and superior return on IT.</p>
<p>The HP ProCurve Switch 2600 Series is a collection of low-cost, stackable, multi-layer, managed 50- or 26-port switches with 48 or 24 auto-sensing 10/100 ports and 2 dual-personality ports for 10/100/1000 or mini-GBIC connectivity. The HP Switch 2650-PWR and 2626-PWR are IEEE 802.3af compliant for Power over Ethernet and provide up to 15.4W per port. A redundant and external power supply is also available as an accessory.</p>
<p>"The network we put together had to support high-bandwidth, multimedia applications," said Mr Wong. "To handle such activity, we knew that we had to put together a high quality, reliable LAN, using top-class hardware. That's why we selected HP ProCurve Networking."</p>
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<p>More information about HP ProCurve networking solutions and products is available at www.hp.com/go/hpprocurve.</p>
<p>About HP</p>
<p>HP (NYSE:HPQ) 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 fiscal year ending on Oct. 31, 2003, HP revenue totaled $73.1 billion. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.</p>
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