D-Link has announced a new generation of Layer 3 managed gigabit switches that deliver software management and multiple software image upgrades to access additional advanced features according to network requirements.

The switch resource management (SRM) feature allows the hardware table size to be changed so that switch functions can be optimized based on different applications.

The company says the switches can aggregate all the traffic in the network, making it an ideal core switch in SMB networks. Built-in 10 Gigabit uplink ports and stacking technology allow the switch to easily accommodate larger enterprise networks.

Full Layer 3 protocol support, OAM features, and advanced QoS offer scalable and efficient network operation, administration and maintenance even in stressful metro Ethernet infrastructures.

Some of the key features include embedded 10 Gigabit SFP+ stacking/uplink ports to provide high bandwidth port density, and DHCP auto-configuration and auto-image upgrading which can be used to configure and upgrade multiple switches automatically.

Meanwhile, the auto surveillance VLAN feature enables the switches to prioritize surveillance traffic in the network to provide effective surveillance system management.

For reliability, the hardware-based Solid Dying Gasp feature allows the switch to retain enough power to automatically send out an alert message in the event of device failure. The built-in 6 kV surge protection feature minimizes the risk of switch damage resulting from electrical surges, thus reducing service downtime and repair costs.

Additional features include extensive routing, multicast routing and multi-protocol label switching. ¬– Communications Today Bureau 


 

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