Each of the eight 2.5 GbE ports can auto-detect the speed of a connected device and adjust itself to the right link rate. Dubbed by D-Link as “cost-effective”, these new switches are compliant to the IEEE 2.5 BASE-T standard and use Cat 5E Ethernet cable, letting customers upgrade to 2.5 Gbps networking speeds without needing to re-cable their network infrastructure.
A second model in the line, the DMS-1100 -10TP, is an 8-port PoE managed switch with an overall power budget of 240W (30W x 8 ports).
Additional features include Layer 2 functions (STP, RSTP, ERPS, 802.1Q/Port/Asymmetric VLAN, Port mirroring, IGMP/MLD Snooping, LACP), D-Link’s Network Assistant Utility, web-based GUI management, SNMP MIB for remote NMS, D-Link Safeguard Engine (security) and DoS attack prevention. “Green” power saving features include LED shut-off, link status, port shutoff, and hibernation.
Though pricing for the D-Link DMS-1100 Series wasn’t given at this time, D-Link did say the two new switches will be available through VARs, channel partners, and retailers early this month.