SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

July 02, 2008 09:00 ET

D-Link Grants Ingram Micro an Open Letter of Supply

Ingram Micro to Offer D-Link TAA Products to Government Resellers

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced it has issued an open letter to Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) to sell D-Link's TAA-compliant products to government resellers who will offer the products on their GSA schedule.

The three-year contract will provide approved government resellers with the ability to purchase D-Link® IP networking and connectivity products through the Ingram Micro GovEd Alliance Program. This will allow Ingram Micro's government resellers to easily add D-Link products to federal and state contracts. Included in the product line-up are D-Link's xStack™ line of managed switches and energy efficient Green switching solutions.

D-Link Green Ethernet™ technology integrates innovative power-saving features that automatically detect links and cable length and adjusts power accordingly. Incorporating the new energy-saving technology are the D-Link Web Smart™ 16-Port (DGS-1216T), the 24-Port (DGS-1224T) and the 48-Port (DGS-1248T) network switches.

"We're pleased to extend our reach in the government market. As an approved supplier for the Ingram Micro GovEd Alliance Program, we can have our most sought-after TAA products listed on various government contracts, making acquisition easy for procurement officers," said Keith A. Karlsen, executive vice president for D-Link Systems, Inc.

"Ingram Micro is excited about collaborating with D-Link to bring its industry-leading products to our government resellers through this program to help them meet their requirements and respond to bids," said Bob Laclede, vice-president and general manager government and education sales, Ingram Micro.

GovEd Alliance is an Ingram Micro community group consisting of over 2,000 solution providers, technology manufacturers, and Ingram Micro associates serving the government and education markets. Ingram Micro's GSA Pass Through Program is a key service for the community, and provides letter of supply and pricing support for strategic manufacturer partners such as D-Link.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet

About Ingram Micro

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 150 countries and is the only broad-based global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit

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