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HP boosts wireless offerings with acquisition

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless technology? Colubris Networks acquisition?

HP has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Colubris Networks Inc., a privately held global provider of intelligent wireless networks for enterprises and service providers.

HP plans to integrate Colubris' extensive product line into its ProCurve Networking product portfolio. This will expand HP ProCurve's reach into vertical markets such as hospitality, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, service provider and education.

The Colubris Networks Intelligent Mobility Solution delivers wireless integrated access, management and security products as well as 802.11n capabilityall of which help enterprises and service providers broaden the reach and impact of voice, data and multimedia applications.

"The acquisition of Colubris Networks will strengthen ProCurve's hardware, management platform and services, significantly improving the overall performance capabilities of both wired and wireless networks, and will deliver even more best-in-class choices for our customers worldwide," said Marius Haas, senior VP and general manager, HP ProCurve. "With our vision and continued support from HP leadership, I am convinced that ProCurve's impressive growth and market leadership is unlimited."

The acquisition is subject to certain closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of HP's fiscal year 2008. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.





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