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London, 22nd August 2005 — D-Link, the leading provider of networking and communication solutions to the consumer, SMB and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of a new product family aimed specifically at the cost sensitive Small and Medium Business sector. The DES-3000 series of switches provide entry level, high performance managed layer 2 functionality.

The DES-3000 series switches have the benefit of supporting the D-Link Single IP Management client, allowing the switches to be attached to a higher-level core switch such as a DES-6500 chassis or a D-Link xStack product family switch to form a virtual stack.

The DES-3000 series can form a workgroup or departmental stack providing 10/100Mbps speed with Gigabit uplinks to the core switch. The DES-3000 series simplifies and speeds up management tasks, as multiple switches can be configured, monitored and maintained from a management station through one unique IP address.

These switches will also enable businesses to connect small numbers of users over a large distance via fibre uplinks. This feature is especially useful on a campus or when connecting indoor departments.

“We have developed this switch series with the aim of bringing advanced enterprise functionality to the SMB customer at an affordable price” says Osbert Ong, Product Manager for D-Link Europe. “The result enables our customers to implement a fully managed network solution at entry level for the first time, thereby protecting their investment whilst fully benefiting from enterprise class features” concludes Ong.

By supporting industry approved specifications, the DES-3000 series leverages existing investment in a multi-vendor environment, whilst maximizing compatibility of business with critical features like Spanning Tree, QoS, port mirroring and network management. These switches provide robust support for standard-based management protocols such as SNMP, RMON, BOOTP and Telnet, enabling integration into many third-party network management packages.

The DES-3000 series switches offer features such as: 802.1p and port based QoS/CoS, rich security and management features such as port-based/MAC-based 802.1x authentication and bandwidth control.

Key Features for the DES-3000 Series:

- Cost effective Ethernet managed desktops
- Gigabit uplinks for server / Backbone attachments
- Desktop and rackmount sizes
- Choices of Fibre / Ethernet Copper uplinks
- Port security
- 802.1x port-based / Mac-based access control
- External RADIUS server support
- Traffic segmentation
- 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Port Trunks)
- GUI traffic monitoring
- RMON support
- Port mirroring
- Web based configuration / management
- Command line interface
- Single IP Management Client for attachment to virtual stack
- D-View SNMP network management module provided
- Telnet Server

DES-3000 Series Pricing

1. DES-3010F
8-Port 10/100Mbps Managed Switch with 1 1000Base-T and 1 100Base-FX Ports
Suggested price: £129.69 +VAT

2. DES-3010G
8-Port 10/100Mbps Managed Switch with 1 1000Base-T and 1 SFP Ports
Suggested price: £129.69 +VAT



About D-Link:
D-Link is a worldwide leader and award-winning designer, developer, and true manufacturer of networking, wireless, broadband, digital electronics and voice and data communications products. These products provide the ideal solution for digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments.

Established in 1986, D-Link is completely committed to technology excellence and quality production. Throughout the years, D-Link has strengthened its position as one of the industry’s leaders in data networking, wireless, broadband and communication solutions. Worldwide revenues reached US$966 million for the year 2004.

D-Link employs over 1,700 people worldwide and has R&D centres in Taiwan, USA, China and India; 1,000,000sq feet of manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, and India; 90 worldwide sales offices in 48 countries.

D-Link is built on a fundamental core competency that is well founded in the concept of communications. With a strong foundation and expertise in networking solutions, D-Link is transforming and continually expanding the scope of technology expertise and leadership to develop cutting-edge communications solutions.

Press Contact:
Balvinder Singh Phull
Marketing Communications Manager
D-Link (Europe) Ltd
020 8731 5555

David Evans
Cohesive Communications
01291 626 200

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