Dell has unveiled its PowerConnect 2700 Series Gigabit Ethernet switches, touting the benefits of low price and ease of use.
The devices are targeted at small and medium sized businesses, and can serve as unmanaged switches offering out of the box functionality.
For users requiring more control, the switch offers a web-based interface with all the configuration parameters needed for set up and troubleshooting.
The PowerConnect 2700 range requires no knowledge of Telnet, SNMP or command line interfaces, according to Dell.
Three different models start at $139 for an 8-port version up to $369 for a 24-port version.
Dell has been selling switches since 2001. Targeting its devices at the low end, the vendor competes with market leader Cisco, 3Com and HP.
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