The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2011-08-08T02:51:48Z D-Link Appoints Mary Georgievski as Consumer Sales Manager 2011-08-08T02:51:48Z d-link-appoints-mary-georgievski-as-consumer-sales-manager SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- August 8, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it has appointed Mary Georgievski as Consumer Sales Manager. Georgievski is responsible for managing D-Link's consumer sales team, maintaining strong branding in the retail and distribution channels and ensuring that the company's partners receive all the necessary support. "D-Link's consumer business is tracking relatively strong at the moment," said Georgievski. "While the retail market is a little tough, as evidenced by the number of special deals on offer, we are in a stronger position than most other suppliers. "With the whole move to digital convergence people are still buying new hardware devices like tablets, media players and smart TVs," explained Georgievski. "And these devices rely on the seamless end-to-end connectivity solutions -- such as wireless routers and PowerLine AV products -- that D-Link provides. "While D-Link is best known for networking products, we have also moved into the entertainment business," added Georgievski. "Products like the Boxee Box media streaming device help enrich the digital experience for consumers." Mary Georgievski is based at D-Link Australia & New Zealand headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney and reports to Managing Director, Domenic Torre. "I am very pleased that we have someone with Mary Georgievski's wealth of consumer experience joining us at D-Link," said Torre. "Combined with her energy and enthusiasm, Mary's experience ensures that we can maintain a strong level of engagement with all our key retail and distribution partners." Prior to joining D-Link, Georgievski worked for IT security vendor Symantec in the Norton AntiVirus team as Retail Sales Manager. Previously, she worked for twelve years with IT distributor, Ingram Micro in a variety of roles, most recently as National Account Manager. Georgievski has a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University and a Master of Commerce in Marketing from the University of NSW. END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link DFL-260E NetDefend UTM Firewall for SMB Blocks Viruses, Hackers and Harmful Content 2011-08-08T00:56:11Z d-link-dfl-260e-netdefend-utm-firewall-for-smb-blocks-viruses-hackers-and-harmful-content SYDNEY, Aust. -- August 8, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today introduced the DFL-260E NetDefend™ Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewall, providing small to mid-sized businesses with comprehensive defence against virus attacks, unauthorised intrusions and harmful content. The DFL-260E is the latest addition to D-Link's NetDefend UTM Firewall family designed to protect small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) from a wide variety of network threats. It includes the same comprehensive security features as the DFL-860E NetDefend™ UTM Firewall released earlier this year but with capacities and pricing to suit smaller businesses. The new UTM firewall provides integrated policy-based routing, Network Address Translation, Virtual Private Network (VPN), proactive network security, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Web Content Filtering, Anti-Virus Protection, traffic load balancing and bandwidth management in one rack-mountable chassis. The firewall's hardware is designed to increase performance, and a web surfing control database contains millions of URLs for Web Content Filtering. Real-time IPS, anti-virus and URL database update services protect the network from application exploits, network worms, malicious code attacks, and provide everything needed to manage employee Internet access behaviour. The DFL-260E's network management features include Remote Management, Bandwidth Control Policies, URL/Keyword Blocking, Access Policies and SNMP. For network monitoring, the firewall supports e-mail alerts, system log, consistency checks and real-time statistics. Maintaining an effective defence requires that all three databases used by the UTM firewall are kept up to date. To provide a robust defence, D-Link offers optional 12-month NetDefend Firewall UTM Services subscriptions which include distinct NetDefend service updates for IPS, Anti-Virus and Web Content Filtering (free three-month trials are also available).Price and Availability The D-Link DFL-260E NetDefend™ UTM Firewall is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$625 inc. GST and NZ$874 inc. GST. 12-month IPS, Anti-Virus or Web Content Filtering update subscriptions are available for AU$255 inc. GST and NZ$356 inc. GST each. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz and the NetDefend Centre at http://security.dlink.com.tw. END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link Upgrade Improves Performance And Manageability Of New Zealand School's Wireless Network 2011-08-03T04:42:00Z d-link-upgrade-improves-performance-and-manageability-of-new-zealand-school-s-wireless-network AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- August 3, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it has upgraded Hereworth School's wireless network to improve its performance and manageability. Hereworth School is recognised as one of New Zealand's premier private preparatory schools for boys, specialising in primary and intermediate education for both dayboys and boarders. Founded in 1927 by the amalgamation of Heretaunga School (Hastings) and Hurworth School (Wanganui), Hereworth is situated in the Hawke's Bay village of Havelock North. Hereworth School has a mixed computing environment supporting both PCs and Apple Macintosh systems with a combination of wired and wireless networking technologies. This diversity extends to the School's networking environment with network switches and wireless access points from a variety of different suppliers. Students use a combination of computers installed in classrooms with wired network connections supplemented by a number of wirelessly connected Apple Macintosh notebooks. Over time, more students have been bringing their own laptops to school which also requires wireless connectivity. As demand for wireless connectivity has grown, Hereworth School's existing wireless LAN solutions became insufficient. Managing wireless connectivity became difficult and much more administration time was required. Furthermore, providing seamless wireless network access was problematic and the various wireless LAN solutions suffered performance issues due to the high saturation of neighbouring wireless networks. This was causing connectivity issues for both staff and students, particularly when they moved from room to room. "We had a mixture of wireless capabilities, based on different varieties of solutions, and as a result we had connectivity issues trying to roam across the different wireless access points," said Sean Feltoe, IT Manager for Hereworth School. "Each of the access points was managed separately and manually and that ultimately was what we needed to improve." For the core of the new solution, D-Link recommended a DWS-3024L Gigabit Managed Unified Wired/Wireless Switch which is designed to deliver high-performance and secure, manageable and scalable unified wired/wireless LAN switching. With this solution, Hereworth School consolidated the security, manages the bandwidth and maintains the intelligence of its entire wired and wireless network. The new Gigabit wireless switch also provided an easy way of upgrading to next-generation 802.11n wireless LAN technology. By using D-Link's DWL-8600AP Unified Wireless 802.11n Dual-Band Access Points, wireless throughput and capacity is increased and the access points can be centrally managed. Hereworth's existing switches are now connected to the new D-Link DWS-3024 switch, effectively unifying the entire network around a centralised management point, and providing additional capacity to expand the network in the future. The new solution has been greatly simplified which reduces time for managing and administering Hereworth School's network. IT staff can now easily and centrally add new devices to the network as students frequently bring new laptops into school. The central management capabilities of the new solution also improve the level of security. Instead of monitoring the security level of each access point, the switch automatically enforces security settings to prevent unsecure wireless networks. Students and teachers benefit from improved wireless performance and the ability to move throughout the school without experiencing wireless signal drop outs. Additionally, the D-Link DWL-8600AP Dual-Band Access Points suffer less interference than the previous solution as the majority of the equipment within the school supports the 5GHz frequency which is less traffic congested and avoids interference from surrounding areas. "Our mobile users can now get seamless roaming between access points for clear, uninterrupted data and voice communication throughout the entire network infrastructure," said Feltoe. "The coverage and performance of the wireless network has also been significantly increased. At the same time, the deployment was extremely quick and simple so there was very little downtime or interruption to the school." END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link Ships 5-Bay High-Speed Network Storage Solution For Small To Medium Organisations 2011-06-15T01:16:26Z d-link-ships-5-bay-high-speed-network-storage-solution-for-small-to-medium-organisations SYDNEY, Aust. -- June 15, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today introduced the D-Link DNS-1200-05 ShareCenter Pro 5-bay network attached storage (NAS) solution to meet the ever-increasing need for data consolidation and information sharing faced by small to medium organisations. The D-Link DNS-1200-05 ShareCenter Pro offers high speed network connectivity via two Gigabit Ethernet ports and iSCSI Internet Protocol (IP) storage support for fast data transfer. It also provides a multitude of options for easily managing and securing important files. The highest levels of RAID protection, remote backup support, S.M.A.R.T. disk diagnostics and many security features provide extra data protection. "D-Link's new ShareCenter Pro offers high levels of storage performance, expandability, security and backup to small to medium organisations," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director, D-Link Australia & New Zealand. "This makes it an ideal solution for consolidating data onto a central easy-to-manage NAS device or pool to drive down the cost of managing data storage." With five SATA disk drive bays supporting 3 TB hard drives each, the DNS-1200-05 can accommodate up to 15 TB of storage. The ShareCenter Pro solution is further expandable with iSCSI stacking of up to eight NAS devices, offering a total combined NAS pool of up to 120 TB. iSCSI also offers exceptionally fast access performance thanks to block-level data transfer. Operations such as configuration, provisioning and backup can be handled in the same way as directly attached storage, with iSCSI targets appearing as a local drive on a client PC. By utilising existing Ethernet connections, the cost associated with separate directly attached host bus adapters is significantly reduced -- helping to drive down the per-Gigabyte cost of storage. The DNS-1200-05 offers several backup options which allow administrators and users to control how, when and where their data is stored. Organisations can share files across the network or over the Internet via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or access them via an easy-to-use web file manager. A PC client gives users a straightforward means of copying their data to the NAS server. Account management features include the ability to create and manage users, groups, iSCSI targets and Read/Write permissions with password authentication. Additionally, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) tag support combined with AES data encryption can be utilised to keep files secure. iSCSI implements a Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) to enforce security of access to the storage system. The DNS-1200-05 operates in a variety of drive configurations including RAID level 0, 1, 5, 5+Spare, 6 or JBOD to offer customers flexibility when configuring their data safeguard strategy. With RAID technology, users can mirror (i.e. duplicate data on multiple drives) and/or stripe (i.e. share data across multiple drives) between disk drives, ensuring maximum protection of data. If one drive fails, the others function normally until the failed drive is replaced. Additionally, S.M.A.R.T. disk diagnostics help to ensure data integrity. The ShareCenter's USB connectivity provides the option to establish a printer server, monitor a UPS, or connect USB devices such as external hard drives and flash storage. D-Link's Green Ethernet technology also provides significant energy savings by reducing power according to cable length or cutting power to unused ports. The DNS-1200-05 ShareCenter Pro comes with a two year warranty including 24-hour advanced warranty replacement.Price and Availability The D-Link DNS-1200-05 ShareCenter Pro 5-bay NAS solution is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$1295 inc. GST and NZ$1775 inc. GST. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz. END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. For high resolution product images, see:http://images.dlink.com.au/new/products/DNS-1200-05/DNS-1200-05_Side.tif ### D-LINK COMMEMORATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY 2011-05-31T02:22:04Z d-link-commemorates-its-25th-anniversary Sydney, May 31, 2011 – D-Link today announced the commemoration of its 25th Anniversary with a renewed pledge of leadership and innovation within the networking and consumer electronics industry. Founded in 1986 to design and market network adapters, D-Link has grown into an international networking giant with a worldwide reputation for robust and affordable products. The networking scene has changed drastically since D-Link’s inception 25 years ago. Initially only the domain of government and academia, networking technology is now ubiquitous, enriching social lives and empowering business operations. A growing emphasis on mobile and cloud computing has reinforced the need for reliable networking solutions everywhere. D-Link appears poised to meet the demands of the current landscape with new offerings that facilitate private clouds in the home, and enterprise solutions that arm administrators with versatile management, security, and quality of service features.Cost-Effective, Green, and IPv6-ReadyConscious of the evolving global networking environment, D-Link is striving to achieve IPv6 readiness for all new products. Ahead of most vendors, several D-Link wireless routers first received IPv6 Phase 1 certification from the IPv6 Forum in 2006. Since then, D-Link has attained IPv6 compliance for all Managed Switch products including its full line of Smart Switches. D-Link L3 switches currently support IPv6 routing in addition to IPv6 management. D-Link is also leading the industry with green technologies that conserve energy, protect the environment, and reduce waste. D-Link Green™ certification, similar to the current IEEE green standards, was developed several years ago in an effort to endow businesses with energy efficient technologies that meet or exceed the current green guidelines for manufacturing and disposal. D-Link was the first vendor to produce Green home network Wi-Fi routers capable of power savings of up to 40 percent(1). When the IEEE ratified the green standard in October 2010, D-Link had already launched an IEEE-compliant switch, and will soon extend this compliance to its entire line of enterprise products. For businesses in the small enterprise segment, D-Link’s Auto Surveillance VLAN is a fresh development that highlights the company’s growing strength as an end-to-end provider. As small and medium enterprises (SMEs) look to cut costs, the opportunity to combine IP surveillance and data networking becomes especially attractive. “Considering the enormous benefit of zero configuration combined with quality of service (QoS) improvements, the advantages of Auto Surveillance VLAN will be difficult for cost-minded SMEs to ignore,” noted Anthony Lai, Head of D-Link Business Solutions Business Unit.Technology & Innovation for the FutureAn increased reliance on mobile computing also presents new opportunities for D-Link as a solutions provider. As femtocells and mobile hot spots become more commonplace, there is a greater need for technology that will provide seamless transitions between multiple network layers. D-Link’s recent foray into mobile technology and its considerable track record with wireless leaves it in a prime position to develop hardware that will improve users’ experience with their service providers as they begin to abandon their landline phone and cable connections in favor of an all IP-based system for their living space. Now more than simply a provider of connectivity devices, D-Link has many stylish products that complement popular consumer electronics devices like HDTVs and tablets. Recent groundbreaking offerings such as the Boxee Box and SmartBeam™ Routers have attracted special attention from gadget-lovers. The maturing concept of “four screens, one cloud” illustrates how mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, or fixed devices such as desktops and HDTVs are increasingly becoming interconnected. “Consumer behavior is always evolving, and we are now seeing an accelerating trend toward technological convergence,” remarked CEO Tony Tsao. “This convergence presents a multitude of opportunities for D-Link as a solutions provider. D-Link is committed to developing innovative new products that will shape the future of networking over the next 25 years.”END OF ANNOUNCEMENT (1) Maximum power savings when compared to a D-Link conventional switch, when connected devices are used 10 hours and powered down 14 hours over a 24-hour period and connected via 20m Ethernet cables.About D-Link D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. It 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, D-Link Green and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2011 D-Link. All Rights Reserved. D-Link PowerLine AV Family Delivers High-Speed Networking Via Existing Electrical Wiring 2011-05-31T02:18:02Z d-link-powerline-av-family-delivers-high-speed-networking-via-existing-electrical-wiring SYDNEY, Aust. -- May 31, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today introduced the D-Link PowerLine AV product family, delivering high-speed networking via a home's existing electrical wiring.With network data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps(1), D-Link's PowerLine AV family can connect computers, high definition TVs, networking devices and gaming consoles using the most pervasive medium in the house -- the electrical wiring."D-Link's latest PowerLine AV products offer a flexible, reliable and high-speed networking alternative to data cabling or wireless networking solutions," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director, D-Link Australia & New Zealand. "They are an ideal solution for creating a network or extending an existing network by connecting multiple devices or attaching a switch or wireless access point for additional connectivity(2)."The D-Link PowerLine AV family, compliant with the HomePlug AV standard, uses a home's existing electrical wiring and turns every power outlet into a possible network connection to access digital media devices, game consoles, print servers, computers and network storage devices.The new PowerLine AV products -- including the DHP-306AV PowerLine AV Network Adapter, the DHP-1320 PowerLine AV Wireless N Router, the DHP-W306AV PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender and the DHP-346AV PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch -- all feature easy plug-and-play installation and can be plugged directly into a power outlet. The Network Adapter and 4-Port Switch connect to Ethernet-enabled devices while the Wireless N Extender supports wireless connections and the Wireless N Router supports both Ethernet and wireless connections.In addition, D-Link offers two cost-effective PowerLine AV bundled solutions. The DHP-1321 PowerLine AV Network Router Starter Kit includes a DHP-1320 Wireless N Router and DHP-306AV Network Adapter, while the DHP-307AV PowerLine AV Starter Kit includes two DHP-306AV Network Adapters.All PowerLine AV products are capable of delivering data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps(1). This rapid transmission speed is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, guaranteeing smooth HD video streaming, VoIP calls and lag-free online gaming experiences. In addition, built-in Quality of Service (QoS) support prioritises Internet traffic, ensuring that multimedia applications do not experience glitches while web surfing and downloads are in progress.For convenient setup, all PowerLine AV products feature a push button that enables secure transmission between each device, implementing 128-bit AES data encryption to protect against unauthorised wire tapping.The PowerLine AV Family also incorporates a power saving mode to comply with the European Energy Using Product (EuP) Directive. If no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, the PowerLine connection will automatically go into sleep mode to save power. The DHP-1320 Wireless N Router and DHP-346AV 4-Port Switch can also automatically detect the link status of connected wired devices to reduce the power usage of ports that are idle.Faster and Farther-Reaching Wireless N TechnologyThe DHP-1320 PowerLine AV Wireless N Router and the DHP-W306AV PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender both provide a significantly faster and farther-reaching wireless network than outdated Wireless G devices(3). D-Link's Intelligent Antenna Technology makes use of the home environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots.Both PowerLine AV Wireless N products feature a convenient Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button for simple, secure wireless network configuration with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption to keep network traffic safe and secure. Additional D-Link Green features for the DHP-1320 Wireless N Router include Wi-Fi Scheduling which allows users to configure specific hours to power off the wireless network to save energy and enhance security. The SharePort™ Network USB Utility also allows users to connect a multifunction printer to the DHP-1320 Wireless N Router to share printing and scanning functions. The USB SharePort also supports external hard drives and flash storage for sharing files across a home network.PowerLine Switch with Port-Based QoSThe DHP-346AV 4-Port Switch delivers a high-speed connection for up to four Ethernet devices from just one power socket. With port-based QoS, users can easily ensure the performance of devices which require high or highest quality of service for applications like gaming, VoIP or multimedia by plugging them into the High or Highest priority Ethernet ports. Two Medium priority ports are available for less performance critical applications.Price and AvailabilityThe D-Link DHP-306AV PowerLine AV Network Adapter is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$79.95 inc. GST and NZ$110 inc. GST.The D-Link DHP-307AV PowerLine AV Starter Kit, containing two DHP-306AV adapters, has recommended retail prices of AU$149.95 inc. GST and NZ$205 inc. GST.The D-Link DHP-1321 PowerLine AV Network Router Starter Kit, containing a DHP-1320 Wireless N Router and a DHP-306AV Network Adapter, has recommended retail prices of AU$199.95 inc. GST and NZ$279 inc. GST.The D-Link DHP-W306AV PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$129.95 inc. GST and NZ$180 inc. GST.The D-Link DHP-346AV PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch is also available now with recommended retail prices of AU$99.95 inc. GST and NZ$139 inc. GST.For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz.(1) Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch or a touch-sensitive on/off feature, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the HomePlug AV standard.(2) Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions, such as wiring condition and configuration, may affect the performance of this product. Connecting this product to a power strip with a surge protector may adversely affect performance.(3) Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link's 802.11n devices.END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout D-LinkD-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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au.D-Link and D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2011. D-Link. All Rights Reserved. D-Link Exhibiting At CeBIT Australia In Sydney 2011-05-04T06:12:32Z d-link-exhibiting-at-cebit-australia-in-sydney SYDNEY, Aust. -- May 4, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced it will be exhibiting its latest range of innovative networking technology products and solutions at CeBIT Australia 2011, with a focus on IP Surveillance, Small and Medium Business (SMB) and Enterprise solutions. The show will be held at the Sydney Darling Harbour Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 May until 2 June 2011. D-Link will be displaying the latest broadband, switching, security, storage and IP surveillance products and solutions. Product specialists and engineers will be available to talk to attendees at its stand D10 in Hall 2. Regular demonstrations and presentations will be held throughout the exhibition along with a number of special product promotions. D-Link partners and customers can register to attend CeBIT Australia for no charge by visiting www.cebit.com.au/registration and quoting Promo Code: dlin2011. END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link Upgrades New Zealand Council's Network Infrastructure to Support Increasing Digitisation and Online Interaction 2011-05-02T00:49:59Z d-link-upgrades-new-zealand-council-s-network-infrastructure-to-support-increasing-digitisation-and-online-interaction AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- May 2, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it has upgraded Thames-Coromandel District Council's network infrastructure. Three years ago, Thames-Coromandel implemented a D-Link 10-Gigabit Ethernet networking backbone as part of an upgrade designed to accommodate the Council's growth and to improve network performance and manageability. Although staff numbers have remained fairly constant since installing the new 10-Gigabit network backbone, initiatives to digitise District Council records and interact electronically with residents have seen enormous increases in network traffic. "As we digitise all our records, people are pulling up an electronic file instead of a paper file," said Murray Foster, Information and Technology Manager for Thames-Coromandel District Council. "We are also interacting more and more with the residents electronically for activities such as letters and applications, and that is also driving more network traffic. "We are now storing large files in our document management system like videos of court proceedings and support documentation for development applications," said Foster. "Our employees are also downloading videos and other bandwidth-demanding documents from the content management system." Thames-Coromandel realised that the staff productivity benefits it had reaped with increasing digitisation and online interaction would only be maintained if its network could keep up with demand. While the D-Link network upgrade had served it well, the District Council needed to boost the performance of its network infrastructure. The decision was made to upgrade the network switches to create extra redundancy at the core and higher capacity at the edge, as well as improved management capabilities. "We favoured D-Link because we are happy with them. The company's products work and D-Link's engineers are always there to support us," said Foster. "From our perspective it would have been an ideal opportunity to move off to another supplier if we weren't happy." D-Link, in conjunction with its partner, Lexel Systems, recommended 3600 Series managed xStack switches suitable for deployments in small to medium-sized and large business environments as well as for the public sector. For Thames-Coromandel's network core, D-Link recommended two 24-Port layer 3 managed DGS-3627 Switches as central network routers. For edge deployment eight 24-Port DGS-3427 and three 48-port DGS-3450 Managed Switches have been installed. The switches greatly improved the District Council's network performance with increased levels of redundancy and manageability. The quick network upgrade caused no disruption to the Council's operations. "The project went very quickly," said Peter Young, Sales Manager for Lexel Systems. "We always do a certain amount of configuration prior to shipment to speed delivery. At Thames, it took around four weeks from project start to completion. The onsite component was only two to three days to get everything going, even with a couple of smaller remote locations involved." "It was completely transparent," said Foster. "From an end user perspective there was no visible sign that an upgrade was even happening." Because the new solution is based on the latest technology from a trusted supplier, the District Council is confident that its upgraded networking infrastructure will meet its needs well into the future. The major benefit, however, is that Thames-Coromandel's networking infrastructure now provides the additional performance and management capabilities to support the Council's increasing levels of digitisation and online interaction. "With the latest D-Link switches we now have full management capabilities throughout the network," said Foster. "D-Link's management tools are sitting over the top and we have a more dynamic management environment for the whole network. This ensures that we are getting optimum performance out of the system and avoiding bottlenecks and overloaded network segments." END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link DFL-860E NetDefend UTM Firewall For SMB Blocks Viruses, Hackers and Harmful Content 2011-04-18T01:47:22Z d-link-dfl-860e-netdefend-utm-firewall-for-smb-blocks-viruses-hackers-and-harmful-content SYDNEY, Aust. -- April 18, 2011 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today introduced the DFL-860E NetDefend™ Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firewall, providing small to mid-sized businesses with comprehensive defence against virus attacks, unauthorised intrusions and harmful content. D-Link's DFL-860E is designed to protect small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) from a wide variety of network threats. The UTM firewall provides integrated policy-based routing, Network Address Translation, Virtual Private Network (VPN), proactive network security, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Web Content Filtering, Anti-Virus Protection, traffic load balancing and bandwidth management in one rack-mountable chassis. The firewall's hardware is designed to increase performance, and a web surfing control database contains millions of URLs for Web Content Filtering. Real-time IPS, anti-virus and URL database update services protect the network from application exploits, network worms, malicious code attacks, and provide everything needed to manage employee Internet access behaviour. "Our latest UTM firewall for SMBs provides enterprise-class integrated Internet security and access control at a price that small to mid-sized businesses can afford," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director, D-Link Australia & New Zealand. "It offers all the features of our enterprise-class UTM firewalls, including hardware accelerators to handle IPS and anti-virus scanning functions without degrading firewall and VPN performance." Additionally, network management features include Remote Management, Bandwidth Control Policies, URL/Keyword Blocking, Access Policies and SNMP. For network monitoring, the firewall supports e-mail alerts, system log, consistency checks and real-time statistics. Maintaining an effective defence requires that all three databases used by the UTM firewall are kept up to date. To provide a robust defence, D-Link offers optional 12-month NetDefend Firewall UTM Services subscriptions which include distinct NetDefend service updates for IPS, Anti-Virus and Web Content Filtering (three-month trials are available). NetDefend UTM firewalls use component-based IPS signatures to recognise and protect against known and unknown attacks and which address critical aspects of a potential attack including payload, NOP sled, infection and exploits. The DFL-860E constantly optimises IPS signatures via the D-Link Auto-Signature Sensor System to ensure the highest ratio of detection accuracy and the lowest ratio of false positives. Using constantly updated anti-virus signatures from respected partner, Kaspersky Labs, viruses and malware can be effectively blocked before they reach connected computers or mobile devices. Web Content Filtering helps monitor, manage and control employee Internet usage and access. The UTM firewall uses highly granular policies and explicit black and white lists to control different website categories for any combination of users, interfaces and IP networks. It can also actively identify and strip out malicious Java applets, JavaScripts/VBScripts, ActiveX objects and cookies. The NetDefend UTM firewall offers an integrated VPN Client and Server to support almost any required VPN policy and hardware-based VPN engines to support and manage a large number of VPN connections.Price and Availability The D-Link DFL-860E NetDefend™ UTM Firewall is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$1065 inc. GST and NZ$1489 inc. GST. 12-month IPS, Anti-Virus or Web Content Filtering update subscriptions are available for AU$435 inc. GST and NZ$599 inc. GST each. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz and the NetDefend Centre at http://security.dlink.com.tw. END OF ANNOUNCEMENTAbout 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au / www.dlink.co.nz; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link Introduces Fully Managed Unified Wireless N Solution for Medium to Large Scale Wireless Deployments 2010-01-15T03:12:00Z d-link-introduces-fully-managed-unified-wireless-n-solution-for-medium-to-large-scale-wireless-deployments SYDNEY, Aust. -- January 11, 2010 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today introduced a fully managed unified 802.11n solution for medium to large scale wireless deployments based on the new D-Link DWS-4026 business class, centrally managed Gigabit Wireless Switch/Controller. The new D-Link DWS-4026 Unified Wired/Wireless Switching solution supports the newly ratified 802.11n wireless standard and, with the new D-Link DWL-8600AP Wireless Unified 802.11n simultaneous Dual-Band Access Points (see separate media release), provides high performance dual-band connectivity for increased wireless network capacity. D-Link's Unified Wired/Wireless Switching solutions provide an innovative evolution in wireless LAN. Complex installations, intricate management utilities and limited scalability had previously made network administrators hesitant to deploy facility-wide wireless LANs. The new DWS-4026 Gigabit Wireless Switch/Controller addresses these concerns by simplifying installation and automating wireless administration. In addition, wireless throughput, reliability and scalability is significantly enhanced with support for the new 802.11n wireless standard. Designed for medium to large scale wireless deployments, beneficiaries of this Wi-Fi innovation include IT integrators, network administrators, business end-users, government organisations, schools, hospitals, and hotspots such as convention halls, hotels and airports. The DWS-4026 consolidates the security, manages the bandwidth and maintains the intelligence of the entire wireless network. It provides organisations with an easy upgrade to a next-generation 802.11n wireless LAN, simple deployment of wireless devices regardless of physical locations, and centralised management/policy enforcement of wireless mobility. As wireless users move around, they may change their connection from access point to access point (AP). By constantly monitoring the AP's status, the switch supports AP-to-AP roaming for these users without requiring them to re-establishing authentication keys. This "Fast Roaming" process results in disruption-free, reliable wireless connectivity crucial for mobile applications such as Wi-Fi IP phone and wireless PDA connections. In addition to monitoring users' identities and maintaining their authentication as they roam, the switch can configure and control all aspects of the wireless access points, including: RF channel and power management, wireless traffic segmentation, self-healing and load balancing, rogue AP detection and AP access security. The DWS-4026 switch's self-healing and AP load balancing features increase the resiliency of a wireless network. The wireless switch makes it easy to keep the wireless LAN in top shape, creating the "self-healing wireless network". In case an AP fails, the neighbouring APs automatically increase signal levels to recover the affected areas. Moreover, the switch scans for rogue networks and is capable of detecting and mitigating attacks. Equipped with 24 Gigabit ports with Power over Ethernet, 4 Combo SFP ports, two open slots for optional 10-Gigabit connections and redundant power supply (RPS) support, each DWS-4026 can manage up to 64 DWL-8600AP wireless access points, with multiple switches able to manage up to 256 APs in a single Fast Roaming group. Price and Availability ================ The D-Link DWS-4026 Gigabit Wireless Switch/Controller is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$11,095 inc. GST and NZ$14,610 inc. GST. Special education and government pricing is also available. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz. About D-Link ========== D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2010 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For further information please contact: ============================ David Sanday Bowes Communications +61 (0) 2 9387 2333 david.sanday@bowespr.com D-Link Now Shipping Business-Class Unified Wireless N High-Performance Dual-Band Access Point 2010-01-15T02:00:00Z d-link-now-shipping-business-class-unified-wireless-n-high-performance-dual-band-access-point SYDNEY, Aust. -- January 11, 2009 -- D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it is shipping the D-Link DWL-8600AP next generation Unified Wireless 802.11n Dual-Band Access Point, providing increased wireless throughput and capacity and the choice of intelligent standalone or centrally managed deployment. The DWL-8600AP is a versatile solution for both growing businesses seeking to deploy a next-generation 802.11n wireless LAN and medium to large scale wireless deployments for larger enterprises, government organisations, schools, hospitals, and hotspots such as convention halls, hotels and airports. D-Link's DWL-8600AP offers up to six times increased throughput compared with 802.11a/g networks while its simultaneous dual-band, Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) support and multiple antennas provide higher performance levels -- even for existing 802.11a/g devices. The DWL-8600AP can be flexibly deployed as a standalone "fit" wireless access point (AP), in a cluster of up to eight fit APs, or as a "thin" managed access point with up to 256 APs manageable from a wireless switch. Businesses can start with an intelligent DWL-8600AP solution that provides advanced wireless LAN functions. They can then migrate to a centrally managed system by integrating the DWL-8600AP with a D-Link DWS-4026 Gigabit Wireless Switch/Controller (see separate media release). Advanced wireless functions include WPA/WPA2 data encryption, client MAC address filtering, AP load balancing, QoS/WMM (Wireless Multimedia), and Rogue AP Detection. Security configuration settings can be locally stored in the DWL-8600AP itself. The DWL-8600AP also offers AP Clustering and Wireless Distribution System (WDS) functions. With AP Clustering, up to 8 APs can form a cluster for convenient management and configuration. WDS allows for the AP to act as a wireless bridge, connecting two different networks to each other without the need for a cable. Alternatively, the DWL-8600AP can operate in conjunction with a D-Link DWS-4026 unified wired/wireless switch. In thin mode, multiple DWL-8600AP access points can be connected directly or indirectly to the switch/controller to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients. Each DWL-8600AP access point is continually tuned by the switch to provide optimal radio frequency channels and transmission power for all mobile clients, giving them the best wireless signals in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and uninterrupted wireless connectivity. The DWL-8600AP delivers concurrent wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates in both frequency bands simultaneously. With dual-band connectivity, two wireless networks are created both running at full bandwidth speeds, offering a significant increase in total network capacity. The architecture of most current wireless LAN controllers require wireless traffic to return to the controller for centralised processing, providing unnecessary traffic delay. The DWL-8600AP -- when operating with a DWS-4026 switch -- offers administrators extra options. Depending on the wireless application, wireless traffic can either be tunnelled back to the switch for better security control, or locally forwarded at the access point for optimal performance. Price and Availability =============== The D-Link DWL-8600AP Unified Wireless N Dual-Band Access Point is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$999 inc. GST and NZ$1316 inc. GST. Special education and government pricing is also available. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz. About D-Link ========== D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; Fax (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2010 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For further information please contact: ============================= David Sanday Bowes Communications +61 (0) 2 9387 2333 david.sanday@bowespr.com D-LinkĀ® Managed Switches Receive IPv6 Ready Logo Phase 2 Certification 2009-11-24T04:21:48Z d-link-managed-switches-receive-ipv6-ready-logo-phase-2-certification SYDNEY, Aust., Nov. 24, 2009 -- D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced that the company's xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches received IPv6 Ready Core Logo Phase 2 certification from the IPv6 Forum. This certification demonstrates D-Link's commitment to providing the highest level in interoperable and secure networking, while meeting the growing demand of IPv6-capable functionality from the corporate entities and specific vertical markets. The IPv6 Ready Logo series of tests were progressively enriched. Compared with Phase-1, the Phase-2 logo verifies optimum compliance because it expands more "core IPv6 protocols" tests and adds new extended test categories. The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide consortium, with a key focus to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. The IPv6 Ready Logo Program initiated by the IPv6 Forum is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is currently operational, and ready to use. Earlier this year, the D-Link DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series xStack Gigabit managed switches received IPv6 ready logo Phase 2 certification. D-Link is continuing to put more of its resources and efforts to obtain IPv6 ready logo Phase-2 certification for a wider range of product lines and support more IPv6 features. Receiving the IPv6 Phase-2 ready logo signifies that xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches have satisfied all of the IPv6 Forum's compliance and interoperability requirements. Both of the switch series not only are IPv6 capable but are also interoperable with other standard-based products in a multi-vendor environment that support IPv6 functionality. This IPv6 Phase-2 ready certification also further ensures customers the saving of migration cost from IPv4 to IPv6 devices. According to the latest industry estimates (http://www.ipv6forum.com), the supply of new IPv4 addresses available from the regional Internet registries will run out in 2011. IPv6 fixes this problem by expanding the pool of new IP addresses by using 128-bit addresses. IPv6 also provides built-in security as well as network management and mobility enhancements. Therefore, the growing demand for IPv6 support from government agencies, education institutions and corporate entities has becoming much stronger. "The launch of the IPv6 Phase-2 certified xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches is further proof of D-Link's commitment to providing our customers with best-of-breed technology applications to power up their network environment without incurring high costs," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director for D-Link Australia and New Zealand. "These IPv6-enabled switches provide a secure network environment, specific vertical markets such as government and education institutions could especially benefit from the attributes that IPv6 technology provides for secure data communications." The D-Link xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches are the L2/L3 Gigabit solutions for business/enterprise and vertical markets. Both of these two series embedded rich manageability, robust security and high reliability functions. These two series provide current IPv4 networks with a simple migration path to IPv6 and protects your investment for future network upgrades when greater security and larger addressing are required. The IPv6 multicast host, the latest in protocol technology, enables maximum hardware performance. END OF ANNOUNCEMENT 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; FAX (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link, D-Link Green and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2009. D-Link. All Rights Reserved. Press Contact: =========== David Sanday Bowes Communications +61 (0) 2 9387 2333 david.sanday@bowespr.com D-Link Ships Its Smallest, Fastest Wireless USB Adapter 2009-11-23T03:03:00Z d-link-ships-its-smallest-fastest-wireless-usb-adapter SYDNEY, Aust. -- November 23, 2009 -- D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it is shipping the DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter, combining the lightning fast speed and greater range of 802.11n Wi-Fi technology with a tiny form factor and outstanding ease of use. The new Wireless N Nano USB Adapter provides an easy and cost-effective way to upgrade the wireless network performance of a desktop or notebook computer. The DWA-131 connects to a Wireless N network so users can access high-speed Internet services, transfer files and stream media from anywhere in their home or office. The DWA-131's Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) feature enables it to establish an easy, one-time, single-click connection with an access point or wireless router, eliminating complex encryption codes. WPS also offers advanced security features that are simple and easy to configure. D-Link's Quick Setup Wizard provides an easy way to set up the USB adapter and the included Wireless Manager helps to keep track of recently accessed networks. "With its unique 'Firefly' design and unmatched performance, this ultra-portable USB adapter is an ideal choice for setting up a secure, high-performance wireless connection," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director for D-Link Australia and New Zealand. The D-Link DWA-131 uses 802.11n technology to maximise the speed and range of wireless signals to significantly outperform 802.11g devices*, while maintaining compatibility with existing 802.11b/g wireless routers and access points. All D-Link Wireless N products use smart Antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data -- bouncing wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions and help eliminate dead spots -- allowing users to receive wireless signals from the farthest corners of their home or office. Price and Availability =============== The DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$79.95 inc. GST and NZ$105.00 inc. GST. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link relative performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of D-Link products. All references to speed and range are for comparison purposes only. About D-Link ========== D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; FAX (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2009 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For further information please contact: ============================ David Sanday Bowes Communications +61 (0) 2 9387 2333 david.sanday@bowespr.com D-Link Shipping Compact 5-Bay Network Storage Solution For Small-To-Medium Businesses 2009-11-19T05:25:45Z d-link-shipping-compact-5-bay-network-storage-solution-for-small-to-medium-businesses SYDNEY, Aust. -- November 18, 2009 -- D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced it is now shipping a powerful solution for the growing data storage needs of small-to-medium sized businesses. The new D-Link xStack DSN-1100-10 5-bay iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) Array enclosure is capable of holding up to 5 terabytes of data or more. Each bay accommodates one 3.5 inch SATA drive, currently offering up to 1TB and even higher capacity when larger disks are introduced and firmware updates are made available. This fast storage solution is targeted to small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) whose near-line storage is full or near capacity, and who want to supplement their primary backup and recovery device, or need to add more comprehensive network storage management. "iSCSI SANs can leverage the Ethernet infrastructure and standards that are already familiar to IT staff so there is no additional training needed, making them ideal for SMBs," said Maurice Famularo, Marketing Director for D-Link Australia and New Zealand. "By utilising existing Ethernet technology, the cost associated with separate host adapters and the per-Gigabyte cost for storage is also significantly reduced." The DSN-1100-10 is designed with the same advanced System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technology included in D-Link's DSN-3000 family of high capacity SAN arrays but is housed in an elegant, compact desktop chassis. The internal 10 Gigabit iSCSI SoC configuration makes it possible for the DSN-1100-10 to handle more than 80,000 input/outputs per second and combines both networking and storage functions on one silicon chip. To meet SMBs' needs, The DSN-1100-10 features an embedded, user-friendly IP-SAN Device Manager (IDM), a suite of Web-based utilities that allow monitoring and control via the Storage Management Initiative-Specification (SMI-S) command set. Combined with an embedded secure server, D-Link's newest storage enclosure allows users to remotely configure and monitor their SAN storage subsystems, easing the task of network storage management. The DSN-1100-10 implements four 1-gigabit ports, supporting industry-standard IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregate Groups (LAG) for full offload capability. This allows all four ports to be grouped together for up to 425 megabytes per second bandwidth, increasing throughput and redundancy. Maximum storage reliability and efficiency also is achieved by support of RAID Level 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 configurations, giving SMBs a range of redundancy options. Both Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration are performed with minimal impact on users. For example, a mirror volume of two drives can easily be converted to a parity volume of three or more drives while users continue to access the data they store. Other key features include: * Compact Cube Chassis for easy placement (273mm deep, 167mm wide and 259mm high); * 200-watt power supply; * CHAP authentication to halt intruders; * SSL security to manage console; * SATA-II support; * Up to 72 hours battery backup on full charge; * VLAN zoning for traffic segregation to secure access and jumbo frames; and * Highly integrated multi-core SoC for greater power efficiency. Price and Availability ================ The D-Link DSN-1100-10 is available now with recommended retail prices of AU$4125 inc. GST and NZ$5427 inc. GST. For more information, see D-Link's websites at www.dlink.com.au and www.dlink.co.nz. About D-Link ========== D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data 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 Australia and New Zealand headquarters are located at Building A, Level 3, 11 Talavera Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2113, Sydney Australia. Phone (02) 8899 1800; FAX (02) 8899 1868; Internet www.dlink.com.au; email marketing@dlink.com.au. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other third party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2009 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For further information please contact: ============================ David Sanday Bowes Communications +61 (0) 2 9387 2333 david.sanday@bowespr.com D-Link Implements Gigabit Network Solution at Leading Sydney Independent Girls School 2009-11-11T07:37:08Z d-link-implements-gigabit-network-solution-at-leading-sydney-independent-girls-school SYDNEY, Aust. November 11, 2009 D-Link Australia & New Zealand, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced that it has implemented a Gigabit network solution at leading independent girls school, MLC School Sydney. MLC School Sydney is a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 Uniting Church independent school for girls, located close to the centre of Sydney. Established in 1886, MLC offers broad ranging opportunity and diversity with an enviable record of providing an outstanding learning environment while working to meet girls’ individual needs. The school has implemented an innovative education program, Transforming Learning, with a focus on flexible learning and innovation. This marked a shift in educational emphasis from classroom-based teaching to online learning systems. Teachers are now able to upload documents, assignment material and more for students to access from anywhere at any time. Students are now able to continue their work when they are absent from school either on exchange, field trip or extended holiday. MLC has supported laptops within the school since 1997, when it commenced the move to a full one-to-one computer environment, for years 5 to 12, and has one of the largest deployments of Apple Macintoshes in an educational environment in Australia. With one laptop for each student in these year groups, there can be up to 1000 student PCs and 250 staff computers simultaneously connected to the school’s campus-wide wireless network. “You can walk around the main campus area where there are caf-style tables and umbrellas set up and you will find a teacher with four or five students, all using laptops,” said Peter Milburn, Network Manager for MLC School Sydney. Demand for connectivity is constant, with little tolerance for disruptions due to networking issues. “Teachers and students get stressed if they lose uptime for a few minutes,” said Milburn. “Because they are used to having IT services available all the time, even a small outage is unacceptable.” The Challenge =========== Recently, the expanding use of digital media technologies like streaming video within MLC School has increased demand for network capacity. Intensive use of the school’s intranet has also driven increased transfers of data between students and teachers. “A teacher can upload work for the students on the intranet and regardless of whether they are at school, at home or overseas they can access that work, complete it and submit the result,” said Nigel Quinn, Managing Director for Infinite Loop, the systems integration company supporting MLC School. “Students can download or view videos posted on the school’s intranet as part of that process, creating a virtual classroom environment.” As a result, MLC’s network reached its maximum capacity and needed to be upgraded. It was experiencing performance bottlenecks, for example, when streaming video to individual laptops in classrooms. The School decided to get its existing network switches upgraded to support Gigabit Ethernet. This significantly boosted their network capacity. “We were assured from our existing networking vendor that the core chassis was upgradeable to Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet capabilities later on down the track,” said Quinn. “When it came time to get quotes, all of a sudden it was not upgradeable and we had to purchase a whole new chassis which would have been a large deployment. It was not great news.” Infinite Loop recommended to MLC School that it widen its range of potential suppliers to include D-Link. “I advised MLC that D-Link is not only going to give a more cost-effective option, they will also provide a more flexible solution,” said Quinn. MLC has a unique learning environment which meant there were unique challenges to proposing a robust but flexible design. D-Link’s engineering team was able to work closely with Infinite Loop to design a multi-purpose solution that would not only meet the expectations of the college, but also to build in advanced technologies for its flexible learning environment. “The previous solution was fixed in the way it distributed data across the network, which was really causing bottleneck issues,” said Quinn. “I had already been using D-Link’s xStack switches elsewhere and I could see the value that the flexibility of its solution could bring to MLC. So MLC and I designed a network solution that has not been done before at the school.” D-Link’s Solution ============= “We could have gone with the existing supplier again and get less for the money, but the way we have done it gives us extra functionality and Gigabit Ethernet ports,” said MLC’s Milburn. “I think it was the need for flexibility in the design of the solution that clinched the decision for us to move to D-Link.” “When Nigel and I first discussed the challenges, I was keen to propose a stacking solution to provide MLC with flexibility that would benefit them in the long term,” said Jamie Carter, Commercial Business Manager for D-Link Australia. “By implementing a future proof design MLC could avoid an expensive ‘forklift’ replacement of its network infrastructure in the future.” The reasonable price and advanced features, combined with the flexibility to handle high volumes and built-in redundancy for future needs, convinced MLC that D-Link was the right option for a new campus network. MLC deployed a combination of D-Link Layer 3 and Layer 2 Managed Gigabit Switches, providing Gigabit Ethernet speed, Power over Ethernet for VoIP and wireless connectivity. The new solution also introduced centralised management control across the school’s dispersed physical geography. The switches included the D-Link DGS-3650 and DGS-3627 xStack L3 Gigabit Stack Multi-Layer Routing Switches with IPv6 support, providing 48 and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports respectively. For remote locations, MLC deployed the DGS-3426P 24-port Gigabit L2+ Stackable Managed Switch supporting Power over Ethernet connections. D-Link and Infinite Loop were able to utilise the school’s existing investment in Apple base stations, connecting them to the D-Link Power over Ethernet switches at the edge of the network to provide wireless access around the campus. Customer Benefits ============== MLC gained increased performance and flexibility, ease of use and improved levels of support. “We now have a scalable Gigabit network which is future proofed,” said Milburn. “We do not get bogged down by the risk of running out of capacity by operating at 75% ‘hot’.” The school has also benefited from Power over Ethernet technology at the edge of the network which simplifies the deployment and maintenance of connected devices. In addition to the extra network speed and capacity provided, the new D-Link network’s increased flexibility allows it to more easily adapt to ever changing demands. “MLC is unlike any other education environment that I have been involved with as a systems integrator,” said Infinite Loop’s Quinn. “The continual change is something that MLC does incredibly well and, with D-Link, the school now has a network solution that is also continually adaptable.” MLC has also experienced a reduction of the time taken to re-image a computer. “Where it had previously taken an average of 40 to 50 minutes, it has now been reduced to an average of 5-10 minutes per computer,” said D-Link’s Carter. “This is due not just to the speed of the network but also the design.” “We benefit from having a much smarter and more flexi