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New 1200 Switch Series allow SMEs improved performance over increasingly demanding network

D-Link has launched 3 Fast Ethernet switches targeted at SMEs looking for greater flexibility on their networks. These new products are high-performance, unmanaged, smart Fast Ethernet switches with 8, 16 and 24 10/100Mbps switched ports respectively and 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet fibre and copper port options.

The D-Link switches will allow users to have fast access to directly attached servers via the Gigabit ports either immediately or later by upgrading to add this capability. Equally they can be used now or later to connect to a Gigabit backbone.

The switched 10/100 Mbps ports are ideal for segmenting networks into small, connected sub networks for superior performance, allowing for even the most demanding multimedia and imaging applications to be managed over the network.

"The demands on the typical SME network are increasing as new applications become ever more bandwidth intensive," said Dion Luyk, General Manager UK, Eire & Benelux, D-Link (Europe). "The 1200 series of products has been developed to cope with these demands, and to eliminate network bottlenecks."

While the switches are unmanaged, they offer several features normally found only on managed devices. To improve network management and performance they support, Port Trunking, Port Based VLAN’s, IEEE 802.1p traffic priority and IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex Flow Control.

The different port configurations allow customers a wide choice of departmental port densities to suit their particular need, whilst providing high throughput and high speed Gigabit uplink to the backbone.

About D-Link

Founded in Taiwan in 1986, D-Link has continued to be a pioneer and renowned market leader of highly engineered quality networking solutions.
D-Link’s corporate slogan, "Building Networks for People", is at the heart of the company’s approach and is the driving force behind its success of supplying high quality, reasonable priced and user-friendly products to meet the needs of the SOHO, SME and Enterprise markets.

D-Link employs more than 1,600 personnel in over 20 offices worldwide, serving over 60 different countries. D-Link has R&D facilities in Taiwan and the USA and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, India and the USA.
D-Link’s continued investment in research and development enables it to move quickly into new higher speed, higher bandwidth technologies. This is reflected in the many new products it develops and launches year on year. Recent releases include Wireless, Home PNA, Voice Over IP, xDSL and Cable technologies.


For further information contact:

David Rowlands/David Evans, Multimedia PRM

Tel: 01291 626200

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http://www.dlink.co.uk



Technical Notes for Editors

D-Link Products: - DES 1210G, DES 1218, DES 1226

Modules: - DES-122G (2 port 1000Base-SX)

DES-122GL (2 port 1000Base-LX)

DES-122BG (Converter for GBIC modules)

DGS-701 (1 port 1000Base-SX GBIC module)

DGS-702 (1 port 1000Base-LX GBIC module)

Key Features

- 8/16/24 Fixed 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet ports with one uplink port

- 2 Gigabit Ethernet SX ports (1210G) and 2 port module slot for Gigabit Ethernet ports (1218 and 1226)

- All ports support NWay auto-negotiation

- All ports support both full and half-duplex operations configurable with polarity detection and correcting, full-duplex operation for Gigabit ports

- IEEE 802.3x compliant Flow Control support for full-duplex

- Back pressure Flow Control support for half-duplex mode

- 2 Mbytes packer buffer per eight 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX ports

- 2 Mbytes packer buffer per Gigabit port

- 2-port 1000Base-T Gigabit modules available later

The DES-1210G switch, which includes two Gigabit Ethernet (SX) ports as standard, is available now with a RRP of £795. The DES-1218 16-port switch with Gigabit module slot is priced at £450, and the DES-1226 24-port switch with Gigabit module slot is £595.

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