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Showcase: Getting down to business with D-Link’s new networking solutions

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 8 Sep 2016

Showcase: Getting down to business with D-Link’s new networking solutions

D-Link International Pte Ltd President Jacky Chang (third from left) spearheaded the launch of the company's latest arsenal of networking products for businesses together with other D-Link executives.

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With 30 years of experience, D-Link has become one of the household names when people talk about networking products. Last night, spearheaded by D-Link International Pte Ltd President, Jacky Chang, the Taiwanese company showcased its latest array of products targeted toward SOHOs (small offices and home offices), SMBs (small and medium businesses), and enterprises. We took a quick look at each of them.

D-Link DGS-1100-26MP and DGS-1100-10MP Network Switches

D-Link DGS-1100 Series

D-Link’s DGS-1100 Series consists of affordable models of network switches for businesses. The members of the series come in a compact desktop-sized metal housing and feature either 8, 16+2 SFP, 24+2 SFP, or 8 PoE and 24 with 12 PoE-enabled Gigabit Ethernet ports. Compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet standard and making use of D-Link’s Green Technology feature, these switches cut down on power consumption when port utilization is low. Specific models of the series include the DGS-1100-10MP and DGS-1100-26MP, retailing for PhP 20,100 and PhP 32,900 respectively.

D-Link DGS-1210 Series

Similar to the preceding series, the D-Link DGS-1210 Series comes with energy-efficient features, being compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet standard and D-Link’s Green Technology 3.0. Selling for PhP 15,500, the 8-port DGS-1210-10P offers up to 30W on any of its eight ports, capable of powering VoIP phones, wireless access points, or network cameras.

D-Link DXS-1210-10TS and DGS-1210-10P

D-Link DGS-1510 Series

The DGS-1510 Series is composed of network switches equipped with up to 48 1000BASE-T ports, two Gigabit SFP ports, two 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, or four 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports with PoE support. Add to that the 10 Gigabit uplinks to connect with servers equipped with 10G port connectivity, models such as the DGS-1510-20 (PhP 18,300) serve as a good interconnection between the core switch and edge switch for medium- to large-scale enterprise deployment.

D-Link DXS-1210 Series

Supporting 10GBASE-T/SFP+ combo ports, switch models under the DXS-1210 Series provide a combination of connection flexibility, high performance, and low latency, which makes them ideal in fulfilling the needs for virtualization, cloud services, and server-to-server applications. Priced at PhP 65,500, the DXS-1210-10TS features port mirroring, Spanning Tree Protocol, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), and network maintenance features such as loopback detection, cable diagnostics, and bandwidth control.

D-Link DSR-500/E and DGS-1510-20

D-Link DSR Series

Router models under this family, such as the DSR-500/E (PhP 16,300), are designed to address the growing data security needs of businesses, like identifying intrusion patterns and blocking external threats. Features and functionalities include IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, secure wireless access, 3G WAN redundancy, IPv6 and comprehensive VPN.

D-Link DWC Series

Classified as wireless controllers, the products in this series are designed to provide centralized wireless LAN management with the capability of managing up to six wireless access points (upgradeable to 24) and a maximum of 96 wireless access points in a controller cluster setup. With auto-managed AP discovery and single-point management feature, the DWC-1000 (PhP 34,700) enables managed APs to block potential attacks from unauthorized users and devices, particularly in wireless environments.

D-Link DWL-8610AP, DAP-1620, and DWL-2600AP Access Points

D-Link DWL Series

D-Link’s DWL Series is comprised of unified wireless access points that are highly manageable and scalable with high data transmission speeds, optional support for PoE, and advanced security features. One specific model, the DWL-2600AP (PhP 7,000) offers up to 300Mbps network throughput, supports up to eight virtual access points, and is capable of load balancing to optimize high network traffic and redundancy. Another notable model in the range is the DWL-8610AP (PhP 26,600). Harnessing the power of Wireless AC, it supports up to 1750Mbps wireless speeds, dual-band performance with band steering, and AC SmartBeam technology that greatly improves wireless performance by focusing wireless signals to devices.

D-Link DCS-6113 Network Camera and DAP-3662 Access Point

D-Link DCS Series

The DCS Series consists of network cameras equipped with progressive CMOS technology to deliver better picture quality and are PoE-enabled for simplified, low-cost installation. One member of the series, the DCS-6113 (PhP 27,600) is a fixed dome network camera that integrates a ½.7” 2-megapixel CMOS sensor and 4mm F1.5 fixed lens with 16x digital zoom and is capable of 1080p video recording. Meanwhile, the DCS-470IE (PhP 12,400) is a bullet type network camera built into a sealed, weatherproof enclosure, which makes it apt for outdoor installations.

D-Link DAP-2660, DAP-1850, and DAP-2230 Access Points

D-Link DAP Series

D-Link’s DAP Series consists of wireless access points that are able to work in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Described as a wireless N300 PoE access point, the DAP-2230 (PhP 4,400) is four products rolled into one: it works as an access point, wireless client, WDS (Wireless Distribution System), and WDS with AP. The more expensive DAP-3662 (PhP 28,490) is a wireless AC12000 simultaneous dual-band outdoor PoE access point clad in an IP68-rated, weatherproof housing and uses the less crowded 5GHz band. The DAP-3662 has all the functionalities of the DAP-2230, but adds two more: wireless client and WDS/Bridge. It also supports 802.3af PoE standard.

D-Link DNR-2020-04P Network Video Recorder and DWC-1000 Wireless Controller

D-Link DNR Series

D-Link’s DNR family is comprised of standalone, wired Network Video Recorders (NVRs). The DNR-2020-04P JustConnect 16-channel PoE NVR can record video from up to 16 network cameras to its dual HDD storage. With the integrated HDMI/VGA display output and USB port, users can view, control and configure it without the need to turn on their PC. The DNR-2020-04P retails for PhP 30,600 locally.