D-Link Introduces New Energy Efficient Gigabit and Fast Ethernet Metal Switches for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

    D-Link® Five- and Eight-Port Unmanaged Switches Deliver High Speed, High
    Reliability and Intelligent Data Streaming in a Compact Form Factor


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ -- D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today expanded its award-winning line of network switches with the D-Link® DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit Ethernet; and DES-105 and DES-108 Fast Ethernet metal switches. Available in five- and eight-port form factors, these reliable unmanaged switches deliver small and medium-sized businesses with high-speed networking and intelligent data streaming with Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization, and leverages D-Link's Green Technology saving up to 85 percent on power consumption(1).

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    Effortless Gigabit Networking in a Rugged Enclosure

Increasing in popularity, metal switches are one of the fastest growing categories of unmanaged switches. The D-Link DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit metal switches allow small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from the increased bandwidth inherent with Gigabit Ethernet, and enable them to cost-effectively expand and upgrade their networks. The switches deliver ease-of-use installation features with a simple plug-and-play design and built-in cable diagnostics for easy network troubleshooting. In addition, the switches are packaged in a rugged metal enclosure providing security and reliability, and can be mounted on the desktop or walls via a built-in mount.

"D-Link understands that small and medium-sized businesses rely on easy-to-use network technology that provide high-end features, reliability and performance without breaking the bank," said Mark Prowten, director of product marketing, Business Networking Solutions, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The DGS-105/108 and DES-105/108 unmanaged network switches are self-managed rugged switches, combining the latest intelligent switch technology with cost saving Energy Efficient Ethernet enabling businesses to work smarter, faster and be more productive."

DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit Ethernet Metal Switch Features

The DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit Ethernet metal switches are in five and eight port configurations, and provide data transfer speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps and up to 10x faster performance than Fast Ethernet switches. The switches support IEEE 802.1p QoS, which organizes and prioritizes time-sensitive and important data for efficient delivery for smooth streaming media, VoIP calling and online gaming. The switches are also 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Compliant and can detect when a computer is shut down or when there is no Ethernet traffic, automatically shutting down the port saving up to 85 percent on power consumption. D-Link also offers the DES-105 and DES-108 Fast Ethernet metal switches with the similar features.


    D-Link Delivers on Flexibility and Affordability

D-Link unified networking solutions offer small and medium-sized businesses scalability, reliability, and performance at lower initial and ongoing costs. Through D-Link's superior economic model, businesses can take advantage of these affordable networking solutions in multi-vendor IT infrastructures without being locked into proprietary hardware, software or service requirements.

Pricing & Availability

The DGS-105 ($70*) and DGS-108 ($99*) Gigabit Ethernet metal switches and DES-105 ($39*) and DES-108 ($61*) Fast Ethernet metal switches are now shipping through D-Link's vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. In addition, D-Link's network switch products can be purchased at North America e-tail and retail outlets, including Fry's, Micro Center, and at the company's online store (www.dlinkshop.com).

Detailed specifications for the DGS-105/DGS-108 and the DES-105/DES-108 metal switch are available at www.dlink.ca.

About D-Link

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, www.dlink.ca or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011.D-Link. All Rights Reserved.


(1) Power consumption measured against a conventional non D-Link Green Switch. Power consumption may vary depending on device EEE support, power meter, input voltage and Ultra-quiet, compact design power adapter used. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environment factors, including volume of network traffic and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. The attached devices must have a NIC that supports 802.1p queuing to allow QoS functionality. Reduced energy consumption when compared to a D-Link conventional switch.




For further information: Denise Keddy, D-Link Systems, Inc., +1-714-885-6318, denise.keddy@dlink.com, or Cyndi Babasa, Walt & Company, +1-408.369.7200, ext. 1062, cbabasa@walt.com Web Site: http://www.dlink.com

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