HP launches new open standards-based multiservice routers

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 07, 2013

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HP has announced the launch of its integrated solutions that are designed to improve communications among employees, customers and citizens. According to the company, today’s highly distributed workforce has caused organizations to adopt new communication tools like voice, video, instant messaging and shared desktop capabilities that deliver seamless, effective communication across multiple applications and geographies.  

Announced at the Enterprise Connect 2013, HP’s new open standards-based multiservice routers (MSR) include HP MSR Survivable Branch Communications Module (SBM)—and the new HP MSR Open Architecture Platform (OAP) with VMware vSphere Series. These solutions streamline and simplify communications through interoperability with Microsoft and cloud-based platforms, enabling organizations to improve productivity, reduce cost and complexity.  

“The onslaught of varied communications tools, coupled with an increasingly distributed workforce, has created complex infrastructure challenges for organizations that legacy networks just can’t handle,” said Prakash Krishnamoorthy, Country Manager, Networking, HP India. He added that the company’s solutions enable organizations to create a highly collaborative, productive environment with unified communications, delivering the best employee experience no matter what device they use or where they work.”  

The HP MSR SBM comes with Microsoft Lync Survivable Branch software preinstalled into the hardware to create a single, highly modular system for real-time, rich communication, even when a wide area network (WAN) or corporate network is unavailable. It also allows for rapid integration with a customer’s network and Microsoft Lync solution, greatly simplifying deployments.  

The company is in the process of submitting the HP MSR Series voice gateways for qualification with the Microsoft Lync Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) to ensure that the routers can make and send calls over the public switch telephone network (PSTN). The new HP MSR OAP with VMware vSphere Series integrates third-party applications on HP MSR30 and MSR50 Series routers. This allows virtualized services to be delivered on one platform, eliminating the need to purchase additional hardware.  

The new HP Enterprise Cloud Services Unified Communications is a unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) offering that combines HP Enterprise Services’ expertise in deploying Microsoft Lync in a high-availability architecture with centralized round-the-clock monitoring of communication quality and performance.  

The company is also enabling users to deploy real-time unified communications faster with newly enriched HP 4120 IP phones that provide easy access to Microsoft Lync and cloud-based offerings. According to HP officials, all the solutions are hosted by HP private cloud for connectivity without the need for on-premise system.