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HP ProCurve Launches PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Switches

  • 18 March, 2009 18:10

<p>HP ProCurve has today announced the ProCurve 2910 series of gigabit Ethernet switches, designed to help businesses reduce energy consumption while addressing the high-performance demands of bandwidth-intensive applications, such as unified communications, network storage, video streaming, and business critical databases.</p>
<p>The 2910 series is designed for deployment at the edge of enterprise networks, and for use in branch office networks. Four different 2910 models are available, with support for 10G Ethernet available via an optional expansion module.</p>
<p>The new switch models are some of the industry’s first to include PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet Plus). PoE+ allows devices to be powered via their Ethernet connection, and is capable of delivering higher levels of power compared to the original PoE standard. PoE+ makes it possible for a wider range of devices to be powered directly by the network, such as IP security cameras supporting pan tilt and zoom.</p>
<p>Gurkirat Singh, HP ProCurve Country Manager South Pacific commented, “Energy efficiency is a high priority for many organisations, so we have designed our latest switches to be extremely energy efficient, and include management tools to help IT departments better understand and control energy use for their network infrastructure. Power over Ethernet Plus makes it possible to greatly simplify office cabling and wiring, by allowing a much wider range of devices to be powered directly from the network.”</p>
<p>In addition, the ProCurve 2910 has received the Miercom Certified Green Distinction Award. Designed to reduce power consumption, the ProCurve 2910 uses 23% less energy when compared to the industry average, based on typical usage.(1)</p>
<p>The new switches support HP ProCurve’s Adaptive Networks vision, making it easy for businesses to reduce ongoing support costs, while rapidly adapting to the changing needs of their users, and business applications. They are standards-based and offer interoperability in multi-vendor network environments.</p>
<p>HP ProCurve 2910 Series:</p>
<p>1. HP ProCurve 2910al-24G
The ProCurve 2910al-24G Switch is a managed switch with 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports along with 4 dual personality gigabit ports and 4 optional 10G ports (CX4/SFP+).</p>
<p>2. HP ProCurve 2910al-48G
The ProCurve 2910al-48G Switch is a managed switch with 48 10/100/1000 ports along with 4 dual personality gigabit ports and 4 optional 10G ports (CX4/SFP+).</p>
<p>3. HP ProCurve 2910al-24G-PoE+
The ProCurve 2910al-24G-PoE+ Switch is a managed switch with 24 10/100/1000 ports capable of supporting PoE+ with 4 dual personality gigabit ports and 4 optional 10G ports ( CX4/SFP+). The ProCurve 2910al-24G-PoE+ Switch supports IEEE 802.3at(2) for Power over Ethernet Plus and provides up to 30W per port.</p>
<p>4. HP ProCurve 2910al-48G-PoE+
The ProCurve 2910al-48G-PoE+ Switch is a managed switch with 48 10/100/1000 ports capable of supporting PoE+ with 4 dual personality Gigabit ports and 4 optional 10G ports (CX4/SFP+). The ProCurve 2910al-48G-PoE+ Switch supports IEEE 802.3at for Power over Ethernet Plus and provides up to 30W per port.</p>
<p>A redundant power supply is also available as an accessory.</p>
<p>Availability</p>
<p>All HP ProCurve 2910 switches come with a ProCurve Lifetime Warranty(3) and are available in Australia and New Zealand from 1 April 2009.</p>
<p>HP ProCurve products are distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro and 24/7 Distribution. HP ProCurve products are distributed in New Zealand by Ingram Micro NZ.</p>
<p>Prices for the 2910al-24G start from $3930 ex GST in Australia, and $4870 ex GST in New Zealand.</p>
<p>About HP ProCurve Networking</p>
<p>As part of the HP Technology Solutions Group, 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>
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<p>(1) Miercom, “Lab Testing Summary Report: Power Efficient Ethernet Switches,” December 2008.</p>
<p>(2) HP ProCurve 2910al Switches are designed to the IEEE 802.3at draft specification which is undergoing final ratification. HP ProCurve does not anticipate any functional changes to the standard.</p>
<p>(3) For as long as a 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: HP ProCurve Routing Switch 9300m series, HP ProCurve Switch 8100fl series, HP ProCurve Network Access Controller 800, and HP ProCurve DCM Controller. 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, HP ProCurve 1 Port Power Injector, and HP ProCurve CNMS Appliances. Disk drives in the HP ProCurve ONE Services zl modules have a five year hardware warranty. Standalone software, upgrades, or licenses may have a different warranty duration. For details, refer to the ProCurve Software License, Warranty, and Support booklet at www.procurve.com/warranty.</p>
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