channelcentral opens US Office!

August 22, 2016

AmericasAs we embark on our tenth year of trading, channelcentral is delighted to announce that it is opening its third office – this time in Boston, Massachusetts, adding the USA to our two existing UK office locations.

This is great news for channelcentral clients based in US, Canada and Latin America.  We have many customers in this region using our iQuote Service for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

This investment is about improving the ease of doing business with channelcentral, providing a gateway into the value we offer through iQuote, Freebird and our custom CPQ solutions.

Tod Johnson, formerly of HP, is joining channelcentral and will be running the Americas business as Client Director. Tod is very experienced in the market, has a great network of contacts and really understands channelcentral’s differentiation and service proposition.

We asked Tod his thoughts on joining channelcentral and this is what he said:

“Being a part of a company like channelcentral, with such tremendous capabilities to drive sales across the technology spectrum is incredibly exciting. After 25 years in IT sales looking for the perfect tools and services that simplify, automate, and bring efficiencies to the labor of the sales process; I’ve not only found them, I now get to carry them in my bag and represent them having become a member of the channelcentral team. The tools and services of channelcentral worked wonders within my own sales experience; and believing in the channelcentral offering from the foundation of personal experience gives me a level of credibility with clients not often found in a career. Establishing operations in the USA is a great opportunity for channelcentral to expand and improve the already exemplary experience they offer clients in the Americas, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

As Tod joins us in the USA, we look forward to growing our market in the Americas region and working much closer with our existing customers.


iQuote Universal has moved!

August 3, 2016

New URLs available

We are pleased to announce that we have new and improved iQuote Universal pages for HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

How will Users of the tool be affected?

1) We have new URLs for HP Inc. and HPE. These are as follows:



2) The functionality to login and register has not changed. Users will see a new, clear user interface on the homepage with a description of iQuote Universal with the available Login/Register functions.

3) Users can continue to use the same Login Credentials as before.

So what are you waiting for? Login or Register with iQuote Universal today!


We listened to you and it’s now there!

July 27, 2016

The HPE 5500 Switch Series in iQuote

5500-EIDue to popular demand we have just introduced the HPE 5500 Switch Series to iQuote. These Gigabit Ethernet switches deliver outstanding security, reliability, and multiservice support capabilities for robust switching at the edge or aggregation layer of large enterprise and campus networks, or in the core layer of SMB networks.

The HPE 5500 EI Switch Series consists of Layer 2 or 3 Gigabit Ethernet switches that can accommodate the most demanding applications and provide resilient and secure connectivity as well as the latest traffic prioritization technologies to enhance applications on convergent networks. With complete IPv4 or IPv6 dual-stack support, the series provides a migration path from IPv4 to IPv6 and has hardware support for IPv6. Designed for increased flexibility, these switches are available with 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE models are available with optional 1GbE and 10GbE expansion capability. The all-fibre model with dual power supplies is ideal for applications that require the highest availability.

The following models are now available Worldwide for quoting in iQuote:

JD374A, JD375A, JD377A, JG240A, JG241A

iQuote a Configure, Price, Quote tool developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net


HPE PS110 Wireless Router Series

July 14, 2016

PROD_MSR110The all-in-one PS110 Wireless VPN Router Series delivers secure high-performance Internet access and wired/wireless connectivity for offices and remote/mobile employees. Part of the OfficeConnect portfolio, the routers feature the next-generation Networking user interface and Easy Setup Wizard that are designed for simplicity and reliability to get your business connected quickly.

The PS110 routers are specifically designed to work with your ProLiant servers with unique management integration with the iLO interface. In addition, the enclosure is custom designed to physically stack on top of the ProLiant MicroServer Gen8.

For further information on this product please visit iQuote

This router series is now available for quoting in iQuote with the following models:

Americas: JL065A
Worldwide: JL066A

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net/cpq


Aruba to iQuote!

July 7, 2016

PROD_E2930The Aruba 2930F Switch Series is designed for customers creating digital workplaces that are optimized for mobile users with an integrated wired and wireless approach.

These basic Layer 3 access switches are easy to deploy and manage with advanced security and network management tools like Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba AirWave. A powerful Aruba ProVision ASIC delivers performance and value with support of the latest SDN apps with future proof programmability for tomorrow’s applications. The 2930F supports 10GbE uplinks, PoE+, robust QoS, RIP Routing, Access OSPF, and IPV6 with no software licensing required.

The Aruba 2930F Switch Series provides a convenient and cost-effective access switch solution that can be quickly set up with Zero Touch Provisioning and built-in 10GbE uplinks. The robust basic Layer 3 feature set includes a limited lifetime warranty.

Key features
• Aruba Basic Layer 3 switch series with static, RIP and Access OSPF Routing, ACLs, and robust QoS
• Consistent wired/wireless experience with Aruba AirWave and Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager
• Convenient built-in 1GbE or 10GbE uplinks and up to 370 W PoE+
• Ready for innovative SDN applications with OpenFlow support
• Simple deployment with Zero Touch Provisioning

The following SKUs are now available Worldwide in iQuote:

JL253A, JL254A, JL255A, JL256A, JL258A, JL259A, JL260A, JL261A, JL262A

iQuote is Configure, Price, Quote Software developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net


All in one Solution for small businesses

June 15, 2016

PROD_MSR100The Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) R100 Router Series is an ideal all-in-one solution for small businesses. Part of the HP OfficeConnect portfolio, the routers deliver high-performance Internet access with both wired and wireless connectivity for remote offices and employees.

Featuring the next generation HPE Networking user interface with an Easy Setup Wizard, they are designed for simplicity and reliability to get your business connected quickly, while robust security features safeguard your organization. The routers feature a compact executive design for unobtrusive use in office environments.

Key Features
– High-speed connectivity with 4-port gigabit switch and 11n single radio/11ac dual radio access point

– Advanced security features like SPI firewall, URL/MAC/IP/Content filters, and DoS attack protection

– VPN initiation and termination (IPsec, L2TP, PPTP) for secure data transfers

– USB port for storage applications

– Intuitive graphical interface with easy setup wizard for simple management

The R100 Router Series is now available in iQuote. Models available are:

EMEA: J9977A, J9975A

AMS: J9974A, J9976A

iQuote is a Configure, Price, Quote tool developed for Hewlett Packard Enterprise by www.channelcentral.net


Executive Level Style

June 8, 2016

PROD_CBK13G1.pngThe business-ready, beautifully designed, amazingly thin and light HP Chromebook 13 provides professionals with a simple, secure, and easily managed cloud-based experience. Built for collaboration, this agile performer has a host of accessories to help enhance productivity.

Chrome™ security safeguards devices, apps and data with multi-layered protection, continuous automatic updates, virus protection, sandboxing, encryption, and verified boot.

The HP Chromebook 13 comes with 4K display that presents images, text and video with stunning clarity. Powerful Audio by Bang & Olufsen PLAY enhances the sound quality of the top firing speakers.

It is now available in the iQuote tool to Configure, Price and Quote with the following:

EMEA ‘A’ Models: T6R48EA,W4M19EA
AMS Smart Buy Models: W0S99UT,W0T00UT,W0T01UT,W0T02UT

iQuote is a Configure, Price, Quote tool developed by http://www.channelcentral.net/cpq


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