Press Kit: March 23, 2011

HP Sensing Solutions

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Sensing Technology

HP has developed an inertial sensing technology that enables a new class of ultrasensitive, low-power MEMS accelerometers that can deliver high-precision data capture at ultra-low frequencies. Integrating the devices within a complete system that encompasses numerous sensor types, networks, storage capabilities, and computation and analysis tools that monitor the environment, assets, and health and safety, enables a new level of awareness, revolutionizing communication between objects and people. HP is collaborating with Shell to develop a next-generation, land-based seismic acquisition system leveraging this technology.

The new sensing technology represents a breakthrough in nano sensing research and uses the fluidic MEMS technology codeveloped over the past 25 years by HP Labs - the company’s central research arm - and the company’s Imaging and Print Group. The technology is a key enabler of HP’s vision for a new information ecosystem, the Central Nervous System for the Earth (CeNSE).

HP and Shell Collaboration

HP and Shell are collaborating to develop a wireless sensing system to acquire extremely high-resolution seismic data on land. HP and Shell will use their complementary knowledge and experience to produce a groundbreaking solution that can sense, collect and store geophysical data.

The new system reflects the breadth of HP’s portfolio. It will be delivered by HP Enterprise Services and includes a recent breakthrough in high-performance sensing technology from HP Labs – the company’s central research arm – and the company’s Imaging and Printing Group. Additionally, the system uses HP ProCurve networking products along with HP storage, computation and software products.

The sensing technology and this strategic relationship with Shell are cornerstones in HP’s blueprint for an information ecosystem that empowers people to make better, faster decisions to improve safety, security and environmental sustainability while transforming business economics. Sensing solutions are positioned to provide a new level of awareness through a network of sensors, data storage, and analysis tools that monitor the environment, assets, and health and safety.

Awards

  • Design News Golden Mousetrap
  • EDN Innovation Award
  • EE Times ACE Award for Most Promising New Technology

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Executive Biographies

Ann Livermore

Executive vice president, HP Enterprise Business

Dave Donatelli

Executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP

Bill Veghte

Executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group

Sandeep Johri

Vice president, Strategy & Industry Solutions, HP Enterprise Business