ProCurve flips the switch for UC integration

Published: March 5th, 2008

ProCurve Networking by HP has expanded its connectivity and convergence switch solution set of offerings by introducing its ProCurve Switch 2610 Series of products, which the company hopes will help to expand its existing partner and customer base.

The switches in the 2610 Series are what Corey Copping, product marketing manager for ProCurve Networking by HP (Canada) says are a next generation enhancement to the company’s current 2600 Series of products.

The 2610 Series of switches are all priced either at or below the list price of ProCurve’s older series of products. This, Copping said, is ProCurve’s strategy to attract new customers and partners with the new enterprise edge switches that are designed for use in converged network environments.

“We’re introducing these priced-right products to attract both new customers and to give our current customers a good option to move and upgrade to the 2610 Series,” Copping said.

The series includes five switches that offer 10/100 connectivity for converged networks and are made up of different form factors including two switches with PoE (Power over Ethernet), two without, as well as a hybrid option.

“The 2610 Series of switches will be a fit for customers who are looking to deploy unified communications (UC) in various stages,” Copping said. “These products will make it easy to deploy VoIP, monitor traffic flow, add in security cameras and also other telephony products.”

The 2610 Series prices range from $709 to $3,069 depending on the model and are available now.