HP introduces Procurve power over Ethernet (PoE) switch -- and other network news briefs

Short takes from this week's network news

HP brings VoIP networks power of redundancy

HP has introduced a redundant/external power supply version of its Procurve power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. Designed for VoIP environments, the Procurve 620 redundant/external power supply provides redundant system power and/or an extra 398 watts of PoE for two supported switches simultaneously, according to HP.

IBM bolts the security doors every which way

IBM has unveiled hardware, software and services to help meet the security needs of network managers. Tivoli Security Operations Manager monitors and correlates events from security components such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. The company has also released the Internet Security Systems Proventia platform, which helps protect network infrastructure from internet threats and enables managed security services.

Codian lays down telepresence bridges

Videoconferencing infrastructure supplier Codian has launched a family of multipoint bridges. Its MCU 4500 series supports full-motion, high-definition, continuous-presence conferencing with a mix of standard- and high-definition endpoints. Application areas include high-definition telepresence such as business meetings, telemedicine, distance learning and corporate training.

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