SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

August 19, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link Voted Number One Contender in Both Data and Wireless Networking Categories in Survey of Technology Industry Resellers

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, was recently voted the top contender among data and wireless networking companies in the 2009 Channel Contenders survey which spanned 14 technology categories to determine which vendors are challenging the entrenched market leaders and are poised to become tomorrow's best sellers.

The annual survey is sponsored by Computer Reseller News (CRN), a leading publication targeting technology product resellers -- known as Solution Providers or Value-Added Resellers (VARs) -- part of the information technology (IT) sales channel.

Hundreds of channel participants, including product vendors, distributors and customers, were polled during the survey to provide insight into which vendors are best positioned for success during the economic downturn and beyond. D-Link emerged the top contender in both the data and wireless networking categories.

"More VARs surveyed said D-Link is the strongest contender against the incumbent Cisco than any other vendor," CRN noted in announcing the winners.

"While Cisco has the enterprise market locked down, D-Link is the one to beat in the SMB space, an area where Cisco is pushing hard to be a true player," the publication also stated.

"I would not be selling D-link products for over 20 years if I didn't believe it was the best value in the marketplace. I wholeheartedly recommend their products to all consumers, businesses and resellers that are looking for the highest quality products at the best price," said Don Geller, president, MicroWare Computing, an Irvine, Calif. VAR.

Karen Dubin, president of Myques, Inc., a solutions provider in Florida, said: "It is great working with D-Link and their priority support team. I highly recommend the use of all D-Link products."

"The CRN survey results affirm that D-Link is on the fast track, and we appreciate this show of confidence from the reseller community," said Nick Tidd, vice president of sales for D-Link Pan America and vice president of marketing for D-Link North America. "Expect to continue seeing significant investments from D-Link in our partner program, field support, product breadth, training, tools and more as we focus our efforts on making our valued partners more successful and better able to compete in the field."

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, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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