Hewlett-Packard's Procurve switching business plans to buy wireless access kit provider Colubris Networks for an undisclosed sum. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Colubris specializes in networking gear based on the 802.11n wi-fi standard, a technology set Procurve currently lacks. Colubris has been selling enterprise WLAN fanciness …
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n... Or Draft n?
Has the final n spec actually been finished yet? I'm not touching anything that's draft-n - you know they'll be little incompatibilities between vendors that they never bother (or can't) firmware fix...
Such a well-known brand too....
Right up there with Netgear, CISCO, Juniper.... Colubris Networks.... who? Never heard of 'em! Maybe Mr Haas is jealous that Mr Hurd has made more acquisitions than him and is seeking a bit of press to boost his image and position as the lesser Veeps queue up to be the next Carly... Then again, Haas.... who?
Re: Such a well-known brand too...
Colubris actually make some cracking bits of kit, especially their MSC range - far better than most offerings from Netgear, CISCO, Juniper etc.
This is a real shame - we can only hope that HP don't destroy a fantastic company.
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