SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

October 06, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link xStack® Switch One of First in the Industry to Receive MEF 21 Certification

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced that its xStack® DES-3200 Series was one of the first product lines to receive MEF 21 certification from Iometrix test laboratory, the MEF authorized certification test lab. The first group of certified telecom equipment vendors were publicly announced and awarded MEF 21 Certificates at Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Berlin on September 24, 2009.

MEF 21 certification is a program that provides telecom equipment vendors independent and globally recognized validation for their Link Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM), and provides a solid foundation for multi-vendor interoperability. Attaining this distinct certification demonstrates D-Link's commitment to providing comprehensive networking products for the Metro Ethernet market.

"The Metro Ethernet market has globally been a major focus for D-Link. As one of the first vendors in the industry to be MEF 21 certified, we significantly reduce our telecom customers' and service providers' OPEX by eliminating costly truck rolls, on-site diagnostics and troubleshooting," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D-Link.

"We have demonstrated a strong track record of providing innovative and robust technologies in the Metro Ethernet market and will continue to help our customers in delivering substantial economic and implementation benefits to their businesses," Wang added.

The DES-3200 series is the newest member of the xStack Managed Switch family, which is specifically designed for the large-capacity Metro ETTX and FTTX market.

This series offers desktop size 10- or 18-port options, suitable for deployment at buildings in an FTTX environment. The fanless design ensures quiet operation, reduces energy costs and contributes to a greener environment. The series also currently offers two 28-port models, each of which include 4 Gigabit/SFP Combo ports that provide up to 4Gbps of uplink bandwidth or dual Ethernet ring topology support. These switches support 100Base-X fiber cables, allowing service providers to maximize "last mile" access at a range of up to 20 kilometers.

These switches are equipped with comprehensive metro-specific software features. For example, Ethernet Rings Protection Switching (ERPS) offers an extremely fast convergence capability when link fault is detected, providing adequate reliability for carrier networks. The certified and awarded Ethernet OAM features alleviate the nightmare of network troubleshooting, further complying with the SLA. As the next generation of D-Link's best-selling metro-capable switch DES-3028, these DES-3200 switches are armed with robust security, superior QoS, multicast, and enriched management features. These attractive features are field tested and market proven in the carrier network.

The D-Link DES-3200 Series includes the following switches:

--  DES-3200-10: 8-Port 10/100Mbps + 2 Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP
    
--  DES-3200-18: 16-Port 10/100Mbps + 2 Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP
    
--  DES-3200-28: 24-Port 10/100Mbps + 4 Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP
    
--  DES-3200-28F: 24-Port 100Mbps SFP + 4 Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP
    

The above models are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2010.

About The MEF:

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 150 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.metroethernetforum.org.

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 Networks' headquarters are located at 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5S2. Phone: (800) 354-6522 or (905) 829-5033. FAX (905) 829-5223. Internet www.dlink.ca.

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