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Issue Date: July 2002

Switching to the future

1 July 2002

D-Link has introduced the DGS-1008T switch - an unmanaged 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet UTP switch designed for high performance in environments with multiple users and ever-increasing traffic.
The unmanaged, layer-2 gigabit switch provides users with eight ports that are equipped to auto-negotiate speeds at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps, whereby two connected devices automatically negotiate the highest speed and duplex settings common to both. Capable of seamless migration between Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networks, the DGS-1008T interconnects faster response times at gigabit speeds. System administrators can create a variety of network segments and utilise the DGS-1008T gigabit switch, which supports increased data throughput, for mission-critical applications such as: CAD systems, video streaming, and VoIP and multicast video conferencing.
The DGS-1008T complies with IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, 802.3u 100Base-TX, 802.3ab 1000Base-T and 802.3x flow control standards. The DGS-1008T architecture supports store-and-forward switching capability, which receives the complete packet before transmission, thereby reducing dropped packets. This switch is well suited to backbone connections where the connected devices will be SNMP managed to allow administrators to still manage their complete network.
Added to this, D-Link also released the DGE-550T 32/64 bit PCI 100/1000 Mbps NWay Gigabit LAN adapter. The DGE-550T provides extremely fast data transfer rates of up to 2000 Mbps at full duplex mode for high bandwidth usage in areas such as network servers, workstations, storage area networks (SANs), network attach storage (NAS) and high-speed video streaming.
The DGE-550T adheres to IEEE 802,3, 802,3u and 802,3ab, which specify 100Base-TX and 1000Base-T Ethernet technologies. The DGE-550T also supports both half and full duplex operations at 100/200 Mbps data speeds used in conjunction with 802,3x flow control. With the auto-negotiation support, connection speed is negotiated at the highest speed to a compliant switch.
Through the aid of a VLAN membership, the DGE-550T adheres to the 802.1Q for multiple VLAN support, and 802.1P for packet prioritisation.
Being PCI 2.2 compliant, the DGE-550T works with 33 MHz/32 bit or 66 MHz/64 bit PCI busses.
Attie Pienaar, 012 665 2165


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