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D-Link today announced the DMS-1100 Series 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switches, a new family of cost effective Multi-Gigabit switches capable of servicing a range of network needs in any type of business. The new smart Managed switches will be available in early March 2018 through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers (VARs), distributors and online retailers.

Featuring eight multi-speed 2.5 Gigabit access ports and two 10 Gigabit SFP+ uplink ports, the DMS-1100 Series switches are ideal for deploying multiple high-performance 802.11ac Wave 2 access points using 2.5 Gigabit connections, while providing 10 Gigabit wire-speed uplinks for optimal bandwidth when accessing the larger local area network (LAN).

Compliant with the new IEEE 802.3bz 2.5GBASE-T standard, the DMS-1100 Series switches provide 2.5 Gbps connections over conventional CAT-5e LAN cabling up to 100 meters. This allows IT professionals in SMB/SME environments to upgrade their network speeds without having to replace existing cabling, ultimately saving total cost of ownership (TCO) of upgrading 802.11ac Wave 2 APs and 2.5 Gigabit workstations.

Each of the eight switch access ports automatically detect the speed needed by the attached device and set the rates accordingly. Available speeds for each DMS-1100 access port include 2.5 Gbps, 1000 Mbps and 100 Mbps.

“The DMS-1100 Series switches are ideal for the network edge – providing power and connectivity to 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points with high speed 2.5 Gbps Ethernet interfaces,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems. “These new switches can also be used in business networks running bandwidth intensive applications, where 1 Gbps to the desktop is no longer sufficient.”

The PoE model – DMS-1100-10TP – provides 30W of Power over Ethernet (PoE) across all eight access ports per IEEE 802.3at standards. With an overall PoE budget of 240W, the switch has ample power to support 30W of power across all eight ports simultaneously.

The key features of the DMS-1100 Series 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switches include:
- Rich Layer 2 Features: STP, RSTP, ERPS, 802.1Q/Port/Asymmetric VLAN, Port mirroring, IGMP/MLD Snooping, LACP
- Intuitive Management: D-Link Network Assistant (DNA) utility, web-based GUI and built-in SNMP MIB for remote NMS (D-View/DNA)
- Security Features: D-Link Safeguard Engine, DoS attack prevention
- Green Technology: Includes power saving features such as LED shutoff, link status, port shutoff, and system hibernation