Archive for November, 2014


New to HP iQuote the HP 525 Wireless Access Point Series

November 18, 2014


The HP 525 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point Series bring 866 Mbps performance, faster application processing, and increased range to 802.11 clients over 802.11n access points. Ideal for dense client environments and high bandwidth applications, the access points can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) and offer full compatibility with legacy 802.11 clients and existing HP Unified wireless controllers. The access points provide Radio Frequency spectrum analysis with detection and classification of non-IEEE 802.11 interference and have the ability to automatically avoid interference.

Key features:

  • Two-spatial stream 802.11ac MIMO Access Point with optional external antennas.
  • Up to 866 Mbps on the 802.11ac radio and 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz 802.11n radio. 
  • Built-in spectral analysis scans the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to identify sources of RF interference. 
  • Comprehensive WLAN security with intrusion detection and prevention offers threat protection. 
  • Includes lifetime hardware warranty 2.0 with 24×7 phone support for three years at no extra cost.

Models Available in HP iQuote include:

JG993A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (AM) Access Point
JG994A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (WW) Access Point
JG995A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (JP) Access Point
JG996A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (IL) Access Point
JG997A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (AM) 8-unit Eco-pack Access Points
JG998A – HP 525 Wireless Dual Radio 802.11ac (WW) 8-unit Eco-pack Access Points



Windows is dead, long live Windows!

November 17, 2014

Okay, Windows isn’t actually dead but if you try and buy some of the retail products you might have a problem. As of 31st October 2014,  Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate versions of Windows 7 and now Windows 8 are no longer available.  These versions of Windows will still be shipped with a new PC or Laptop and some will still have downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 professional; but as Microsoft ramps up for Windows 10 watch this space.


Fiber, fibre and OM4!

November 12, 2014

What’s the difference?
The words Fiber and Fibre are often swapped, most people assume that it is American versus UK spelling, but that is wrong. Fiber is actually the Fiber optic cable whereas Fibre is a generic term to describe the Fabric, which can include both Fiber and Copper technology that links your storage, switches and servers.

OM stands for Optical Multi-mode (multiple rays of light simultaneously) and the 4 refers to the latest version that can extend communications up to 300 meters at 10 Gb/s.


Expand your Power with the Z440 Workstation

November 5, 2014

New to HP iQuote.

PROD_Z440CRDAchieve massive performance with a single processor personal workstation delivering support for up to 8 cores of processing power with Intel® Xeon® processors. Add in powerful graphics from NVIDIA® or AMD, support for up to 8 displays, lightning-fast data transfers using Thunderbolt 2 technology, game changing speed with the HP Z Turbo Drive, and HP Remote Graphics Software and you get a world-class workstation experience that never slows you down.



Models Available in HP iQuote:

EMEA ‘A’ Models:

US ‘A’ Models:

US Smart Buys: F1M40UT,F1M41UT,F1M42UT,F1M43UT,F1M44UT,F1M45UT,F1M47UT,F1M48UT,

AMS ‘A’ Models: K7P33LA,K7P34LA,K7P36LA,K7P29LA,K7P46LA,K7P47LA,K7P30LA

AMS Smart Buys:


Once written it can’t be overwritten!

November 4, 2014

The Program Erase Cycle.

It is true that once a block of data has been written to a Flash drive that it can’t be overwritten, it must be erased first before it can be written to again. This sequence of writing, erasing, and then writing again is known as the Program/Erase cycle. The Program/Erase cycle can serve as a criterion for quantifying the endurance of a flash storage device, it also has another name – Write endurance.

HP Enterprise SSDs are available in four categories based on their Write endurance: Performance, Mainstream, Light, and Value. Choosing which is right for you is generally based on the ‘typical workload’, that is the type of use i.e. high read / write applications require Performance, mixed read / write applications for Mainstream or Light and high read / low write applications for Value.