Networking firm D-Link has unveiled a series of new devices aimed at helping firms meet their ever growing requirements for faster data transfers and better management of wireless networks.
Chief among the new updates is a 10Gbit/s Ethernet switch, the DXS-3600, which offers 24 ports and is designed to meet the growing demand for high-speed connections both within datacentres and internal networks in corporations.
"This 10Gbit/s market is set to grow and so adding this device allows us to extend our range by offering firms a device with 24 ports to save space and reduces power consumption," Matt Parkinson, business development manager, D-Link, told V3.
"This is ideal for several markets, with many firms in banking, education and design sectors requiring fast connections in their offices between floors for send large amounts of data."
The device is available now and costs £5,378 (excluding VAT).
Secondly, the firm has released updated access point management services with the DWC-1000 wireless controller, the DWL-3600AP and the dual-band DWL-6600AP.
The firm said these are designed to help firms better manage and deploy wireless networks across offices, particularly with wireless 802.11n technology
The DWC-1000 is designed for offices and retail stores, as it can manage up to 24 access points and automatically detect new points as they're added and will cost around £500.
"Reducing the price to £500 and the ability to manage 96 access points will help reduce the barrier to entry for many firms looking to better manage their wireless networks" Parkinson added.
The DWL-3600AP (£226) and DWL-6600AP (£376) are designed to offer enhanced signal quality, higher data throughput, better connectivity and less interference, and able to offer speeds of up to 300Mbit/s on 802.11n technology.
Lastly, the firm has unveiled the DWS-3160, a network switch for larger firms looking to offer a wireless network with greater control over access and information on system use.
"This switch can be stacked to as high as 192 in a stack, and gives you more flexibility as once you've paid for the licence to run the system you don't have to pay again, so you can add more devices without adding more licensing costs," Parkinson added.
The device is available now and costs around £1,120 (excluding VAT).
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