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November 30, 2010

HP to implement network infrastructure in Australia’s Marriott International

HP partnering with DOCOMO InterTouch to deploy the HP E Series suite in Marriott

By CBR Staff Writer

HP said that Marriott International in Australia had selected HP Networking high-performance infrastructure to deliver advanced in-room technology services to hotel guests.

HP will deploy its offering in Marriott to enable the latter provide its guest with latest technology offerings, such as high-speed wireless internet access and IPTV.

HP is partnering with hotel technology service provider DOCOMO InterTouch to deploy the HP E Series suite of routers and switch products in Marriott hotels in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Marriott has selected the HP E Series suite of routers, switches and controllers for this task, based on their high-speed architecture and scalable system design.

With remote intelligent management, the HP E Series offers the ideal offering for a distributed network that can cope with large demand peaks during events and holiday seasons, HP said.

Marriott will rely on HP E Series wireless multiservice controllers, access points and devices, which integrate both wired and wireless connectivity ports in hotel rooms, significantly reduce cabling costs, switch ports and power sourcing equipment.

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The full deployment is expected to complete in August 2011, with the the first hotel installation already completed this month.

HP director of Networking – South Pacific, Darren Read said HP provides a core-to-the-edge networking portfolio to help hotels such as Marriott innovate and deliver enhanced guest services, creating new travel experiences for their guests and differentiation from their competition.

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