HP introduces additions to its ProCurve line

Networking

HP rolls out ProCurve stackable switches
HP introduced additional units to its Layer 2 ProCurve stackable Ethernet product line with the introduction of three series of switches.

Designed for companies of all sizes, the ProCurve Switch 2810, 1800 series and the 2510-24 switches include features such as fanless or reduced noise operation, a Web-based user interface and a smaller size for efficient deployment.

Like all ProCurve products, these switches come standard with ProCurve’s lifetime warranty, which features next-day replacement, free telephone and e-mail support and free software updates for as long as the customer owns the product.

Available in 24- and 48-port stackable configurations, the ProCurve Switch 2810 series is a Layer 2 Gigabit managed switch, offering secure 10/100/1000 connectivity, including in smaller wiring closets. The 2810 works optimally in bandwidth-intensive applications such as graphical data, video streams, large database activity and data storage.

The Web-managed ProCurve Switch 1800 Series allows for out-of-the-box Gigabit connectivity with management and configuration capabilities. The 1800 Series features a Web interface, making it particularly useful for businesses that do not have a large IT staff or advanced network management requirements.

The 1800 Series comes in two models. The Switch 1800-8G is a small, fanless desktop switch designed for connecting small workgroups or for extending network connectivity into conference rooms or classrooms. The Switch 1800-24G is suited for environments that require larger port density, with two optional Gigabit fiber uplinks for connecting to a core or distribution switch.

The ProCurve Switch 2510-24 is a 24-port 10/100 managed Ethernet switch that offers Layer 2 switching. The 2510-24 is small enough to be used in a wiring closet or as a desktop switch. It has no fan, providing noiseless operation for installation in open spaces or public areas. With two built-in dual personality ports, the product offers two 10/100/1000 ports for server connectivity or stacking and two optional Gigabit Mini-GBIC slots for fiber connectivity for longer distance uplinks.

Units shipping on Sept. 1:

  • ProCurve Switch 2810-24G – $2,529
  • ProCurve Switch 2810-48G – $3,389
  • ProCurve Switch 1800-8G – $239
  • ProCurve Switch 1800-24G – $599

The ProCurve Switch 2510-24 will be shipping on Sept. 15 for $489.

AdventNet now supports Nortel, D-Link, ADTRAN, Enterasys and BlueCoat devices on ManageEngine DeviceExpert
AdventNet Inc. announced an update to ManageEngine DeviceExpert, a Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) solution that enables Network Administrators to manage the configurations of Network Devices. With this update, DeviceExpert now supports more than 170 device models from 11 leading vendors such as: Cisco, HP, Nortel, D-Link, Juniper NetScreen, 3Com, Foundry, Fortinet, ADTRAN, Enterasys and BlueCoat. Besides the support for new device models, DeviceExpert 4030 offers SSH support, provides utility to quickly track the status of discovery of devices and the option to test the validity of device credentials entered by the administrator before establishing communication with the device.

DeviceExpert provides continuous monitoring of configuration changes (Network Change Management), notifications on respective changes and side-by-side comparison of altered configuration. Other built-in features include detailed operation audit and trails, easy and safe recovery to trusted configurations and automation of configuration tasks.

ManageEngine DeviceExpert offers a 30-day evaluation license and a permanent free edition is also available for small businesses. The price starts at an annual subscription for US$795, supporting up to 25 devices. DeviceExpert is also licensed for 50, 100, 200, 500 and other devices packs.

Data Management

Backslash updates time management utility for tracking billable hours
Backslash has released Complete Time Tracking Standard Edition v. 2.5, a Windows application that allows users to keep track of the time that spent working on projects. The utility is designed to maximize billed revenues and increase overall income.

Workers using the application define the time-recording categories that are meaningful for their jobs. Complete Time Tracking as a “stop watch” to keep track of when work begins and ends. Alternatively, start and stop times can be entered manually. The program runs in the background and is available for users to capture or view information about how time has been used.

Data collected with the utility can be viewed or printed in a number of formats, from weekly time sheets to summary and detailed information about tasks and projects. This information can be exported to a spreadsheet for additional analysis, or to HTML files to display the information on a Web site.

Complete Time Tracking Standard Edition v. 2.5 runs on Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista, costs US$74.95 for a single-user license, with the Professional edition costing US$104.95.

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