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Networking vendor D-Link, announce the inclusion of the DGE-550T Gigabit PCI card as an addition to the already extensive network adapter range. With efficiency and performance in mind the DGE-550T offers higher bandwidth for server connection but over inexpensive twisted-pair copper wires.

“This inexpensive Gigabit copper twisted-pair connection is great for departmental servers and provides a realistic alternative solution to fibre-optic Gigabit upgrades,” advised Dion Luyk, General Manager, UK, Eire and Benelux, D-Link (Europe). “ It’s an excellent product for Server PCs equipped with PCI slots and opens up access to the whole gamut of bandwidth intensive applications like multimedia, video conferencing and IP telephony.”

At 2000Mbps full-duplex speed, this card provides very high, dedicated bandwidth capacity for power servers directly attached to Gigabit switches.
It offers advanced functions like VLAN, Flow Control, Traffic Prioritisation etc. and allows you to instantly upgrade your departmental servers to Gigabit capability without having to install new, expensive fibre cables. When used with MS Windows 200 Advanced Server, two adapters can be installed together to provide load balancing and fail-over protection.


“Both performance and security are key factors of this latest addition to our range,” continued Luyk. “High speed, flexible and dedicated bandwidth capacity combined with both security and cost considerations make the DGE-550T an appealing choice for departmental Gigabit upgrades.”

The card supports three network speeds, 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1000Mbps, allowing the flexibility to run in Fast Ethernet now, and migrate to Gigabit anytime later without having to change either network adapters or network cables. The card auto-senses and auto-negotiates to use the best network speed.

The DGE-550T is currently available at an RRP of £150.00.



About D-Link

Since its inception in 1986 D-Link has forged the way in the manufacture of highly engineered quality networking solutions that it brings to the market at a cost effective price. D-Link’s understanding of and commitment to the needs of the “network customer” has enabled D-Link to become a market leader of products that are acclaimed around the world. D-Link (Europe) Ltd operates in 17 European countries.

D-Link’s commitment to “Building Networks for People” is the driving force behind its success, enabling it to provide flexible cost effective highly engineered products from LAN and WAN to mobile solutions.

D-Link’s new family of modular routers, switches and innovative USB products provide customers with the assurance that buying D-Link is synonymous with quality, high performance and prudent investment.


For further information contact:

David Rowlands/Gwyneth Flatman, Multimedia PRM
Tel: 01291 626200
enquiries@multimediapr.co.uk
http://www.dlink.co.uk

Technical Notes for Editors

Key Features

DGE-550T – Twisted-pair Copper Gigabit Server Card

· 10/100/1000Mbps network speed support

· Uses existing Cat. 5 twisted-pair cable

· Full/half-duplex support

· 32/64-bit PCI bus support

· Universal bus support for 3.3V and 5V

· TCP/UDP/IP checksum support to offload task from host

· Flow Control, Priority Queue support

· Jumbo Frame support

· High-level VLAN filtering support

· Runs Win98, 2000, NT 4.0, Netware 5.1


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