Compaq goes wireless this GITEX

Compaq ME has will highlight wireless devices and solutions at GITEX 2001. The impending merger between HP and Compaq will not affect the company's plans for GITEX.

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By  Vijaya George Published  September 19, 2001

Compaq Computer Middle East comes armed with a whole range of new or upgraded devices and solutions for this year’s GITEX despite the impending merger with Hewlett-Packard, following which; it will trade under the HP name. “It’s business as usual,” says Dr. Samer Chaar, general manager of Compaq Gulf and Levant.

As planned, Compaq will host extensive demonstrations of wireless networks and devices, giving visitors the chance to view fully functional solutions, based on its technology. “Just as we defined the PC market in the early 1990s, we are now defining the Internet-access market with products like the iPAQ pocket PC and our growing portfolio of wireless solutions and services for businesses and consumers,” says Dr. Chaar.

The new iPAQ pocket PC, which will be highlighted at the IT exhibition features the industry’s first jacket design. Apart from full mobile-phone capabilities, the iPAQ allows browsing, managing e-mail wirelessly and receiving SMS as well. It is enabled with both wireless data and voice capabilities.

The company will also unveil its new Evo range, which will replace Compaq’s deskpro and Prosignia desktop PCs, Armada notebooks, Aero appliances and professional workstations. The new Evo line includes new industrial carbon and black design style notebooks, desktops, workstations and thin clients. “Mobile customers deserve to have the power and speed of desktop computing and we are delivering on this with the Evo notebook,” says Philip Ashkar, access business group manager of Compaq Gulf and Levant.

Compaq will also showcase its full range of computer-server technology from entry-level servers for small businesses to more powerful servers such as the Compaq Alpha Server GS series. Compaq’s ProLiant servers will host applications from different vendors, demonstrating the scalability and fault tolerance that data centre environments require. Its TaskSmart C-series servers will also be demonstrated as the solution to businesses relying on Internet or intranet applications. Storage deployment, usage and management with Compaq’s VersaStor TM technology is also on the cards for this year’s GITEX.

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