D-Link launches new smart gigabit switches

D-Link Systems Inc. has expanded its Web Smart line of Gigabit Ethernet smart switches with two new models designed for simple management for SMBs needing to carry a combination of voice, video and data traffic.

The two new models are the 52-port DGS-1210-52MP and the 10-port DGS-1210-10. Both offer the same essential features found in D-Link’s other DGS-1210 series switches, such as energy savings, advanced security features and Layer 2 switching options.

The DGS-1210-52MP boasts power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and supports 48 Gigabit ports and an overall PoE budget of 370 watts. The first eight ports are IEEE 802.3at PoE+ compliant, while the remaining ports support IEEE 802.3af. It also includes four Gigabit SFP ports for fiber connectivity.

“The DGS-1210-52MP represents our highest density Web Smart PoE switch,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing with D-Link, in a statement. “Rack-mountable and only 1RU high, it can power up to 48 PoE and PoE+ devices – including power hungry devices like 802.11ac access points and outdoor IP cameras with heaters and blowers.”

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The DGS-1210-10 is designed for smaller, non-PoE applications, with eight Gigabit ports and two Gigabit SFP ports. D-Link says the two additional SFP ports offer flexibility and allow for longer fiber runs in larger building.

For administration and management, options include a Web-based graphical user interface, SNMP, simplified CLI through Telnet or D-Link’s Network Assistant Utility. Tools available include auto surveillance VLAN, bandwidth control, IPv6 Management, a network assistant utility and security features such as access control lists, smart binding and DHCP server screening.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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