Hertz Europe has signed a five-year contract with BT and HP to provide and manage a standard network, telephony and IT environment.
Through the contract BT and HP are building an IP-based virtual private network that uses DSL access technology to connect Hertz's corporate headquarters with more than 1,100 rental station sites across Europe.
The contract also involves supporting more than 5,000 desktop devices, 3,000 printers and 148 servers, telephony services and management of a central e-procurement system.
HP and BT will be responsible for outbound voice requirements between Hertz headquarters and rental sites, and inbound voice services delivered to Hertz's central reservations centre.
The contract covers Hertz Europe corporate operations in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands.