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HP Halo Recognized by Environmental Defense Fund for Environmental Responsibility & Quadruples the Number of Internal Halo Rooms

May 20, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

hp_160x65px.jpgPALO ALTO, Calif., May 20, 2008 - HP today announced the inclusion of HP Halo Telepresence Solutions in "Innovations Review 2008: Making Green the New Business as Usual," Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) first annual showcase of some of the most promising new trends, best practices and compelling examples of business solutions to environmental challenges.

"EDF's goal for this inaugural report is to encourage more companies to take action that's good for the environment and for business," said Gwen Ruta, vice president, Corporate Partnerships, EDF. "The breakthrough and everyday solutions featured in 'Innovations Review 2008' can provide inspiration for others."

The Innovations Review will be announced at a press conference today in San Francisco at EDF's office, where HP and other California-based companies will be recognized for the environmental innovations featured in the report. The full report is available at

"We are honored to be recognized for our environmental stewardship by the Environmental Defense Fund," said David Murphy, senior vice president, Web Services and Software Business, HP. "The inclusion of Halo in the first annual Innovations Review is testament to HP's legacy of environmental and technology leadership and innovation."

To meet increased demands for HP Halo Telepresence Solutions within HP, the company is quadrupling the number of studios within its facilities around the world. HP estimates that when the global build-out is complete, during the second half of 2009, the company will eliminate more than 20,000 trips per year and will save millions annually in travel costs.

Eliminating these trips will avoid CO2 emissions related to travel and represents more than 35,000 metric tons of CO2 - the equivalent of the electricity usage of 4,700 homes for one year or of taking 6,500 passenger cars off of the road for one year.(1)

The build-out will enable HP to enjoy the business and environmental benefits of Halo without the need to hire additional information technology support staff or make any upgrades to HP's corporate network, as Halo runs on the dedicated fiber optic Halo Video Exchange Network. Many existing Halo studios within HP are used in excess of 130 hours per month.

More information about HP Halo offerings is available at

About HP

HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers - from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world's largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $107.7 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended Jan. 31, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

(1) Reductions calculated using the U.S. Environmental Pr otection Agency Equivalency Calculator available at

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