D-Link Expands Ethernet Line With New Gigabit Over Copper Adapter

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from D-Link

    IRVINE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, the award winning,
 industry leading Designer and Manufacturer of Networking and Communications
 Technology with nearly a Million square feet of capacity, today unveiled an
 affordable scalable multi-speed 10/100/1000Mbps high-performance Auto-
 Negotiating Gigabit Over Copper 32-bit Ethernet adapter called the D-Link
 DGE-500T.  This powerful Gigabit adapter is perfect for increasing the
 performance for PC's that process heavy traffic on the network such as web
 servers, video streaming, network servers or graphic workstations.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010327/DLINKLOGO )
     The D-Link DGE-500T is a 32-bit compatible PCI adapter card with a single
 Auto-Negotiating RJ-45 port.  The DGE-500T's RJ-45 port detects whether a
 straight through or crossover cable has been connected to it.  When connected
 to a network the DGE-500T automatically detects and uses the highest transfer
 speed of that network segment.  Designed to support the latest networking
 technologies, such as VLANs, the DGE-500T seamlessly works with an existing
 network.  The adapter supports IP Multicasting as well, which allows the
 DGE-500T to utilize network bandwidth more efficiently.
     "This new DGE-500T gigabit adapter is a simple way to expand the bandwidth
 and increase the network performance significantly, while using the existing
 inexpensive copper wiring," said Steven Joe President of D-Link.  "Not only is
 it fully scalable, but it's affordable too."
     The DGE-500T strictly complies with the IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE
 802.3 specifications and it is completely interoperable in a multi-vendor
 environment.  The D-Link Gigabit Over Copper adapter delivers excellent
 performance.  Data intensive workstation will get significant performance
 enhancement while future proofing the network high-speed access through the
 Ethernet scalability.  Throughput is considerably enhanced when the adapter
 operates in full duplex, which delivers 20/200/1000Mbps data rates and flow
 control.
     The fact that the DGE-500T uses the standard CAT 5 cabling means that it
 has complete compatibility with existing Ethernet/Fast Ethernet networks, and
 allows a network to be upgraded to gigabit speeds without the need for pulling
 more cable.  The DGE-500T is the simplest solution for networks that require
 high-bandwidth usage for server farms, data storage devices or video
 conferencing systems.
 
     Price and Availability
     The DGE-500T Gigabit Over Copper Adapter is available now through
 authorized retail, reseller, and distribution partners at an Estimated Street
 Price (ESP) of $129.
 
     True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturing Since 1986
     D-Link is an award wining 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.
     The Company has increased its world-class production capacity to more than
 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space in six state-of -the-art
 facilities in four countries -- Taiwan, China, India, and the United States.
 With ISO 9001, 9002, ISO 14001 Certifications and National Technical
 Excellence awards for R&D and manufacturing, D-Link delivers product
 excellence, quality, reliability, compatibility, high-performance within
 standards, and easy installation software, educational materials, and manuals.
     With millions of Ethernet adaptors and millions of hub and switch ports
 manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and
 price/performance leader in the network and communications market.  The
 company sells its products through a wide range of resellers, distributors,
 VARs, System Integrators, e-commerce & e-tailers, Internet service providers,
 and retailers.  D-Link has been profitable every year since its inception in
 1986, and continues to grow at a rate that will allow the Company to
 experience continued prosperity.  D-Link sets the standards for market
 affordability, while focusing on "Building Networks For People."
 
     D-Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Latin American headquarters are located at
 53 Discovery, Irvine, CA, 92618.  Phone (800) 326-1688 or (949) 788-0805; FAX
 (949) 753-7033; Internet www.dlink.com.
 
 

SOURCE D-Link
    IRVINE, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, the award winning,
 industry leading Designer and Manufacturer of Networking and Communications
 Technology with nearly a Million square feet of capacity, today unveiled an
 affordable scalable multi-speed 10/100/1000Mbps high-performance Auto-
 Negotiating Gigabit Over Copper 32-bit Ethernet adapter called the D-Link
 DGE-500T.  This powerful Gigabit adapter is perfect for increasing the
 performance for PC's that process heavy traffic on the network such as web
 servers, video streaming, network servers or graphic workstations.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010327/DLINKLOGO )
     The D-Link DGE-500T is a 32-bit compatible PCI adapter card with a single
 Auto-Negotiating RJ-45 port.  The DGE-500T's RJ-45 port detects whether a
 straight through or crossover cable has been connected to it.  When connected
 to a network the DGE-500T automatically detects and uses the highest transfer
 speed of that network segment.  Designed to support the latest networking
 technologies, such as VLANs, the DGE-500T seamlessly works with an existing
 network.  The adapter supports IP Multicasting as well, which allows the
 DGE-500T to utilize network bandwidth more efficiently.
     "This new DGE-500T gigabit adapter is a simple way to expand the bandwidth
 and increase the network performance significantly, while using the existing
 inexpensive copper wiring," said Steven Joe President of D-Link.  "Not only is
 it fully scalable, but it's affordable too."
     The DGE-500T strictly complies with the IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE
 802.3 specifications and it is completely interoperable in a multi-vendor
 environment.  The D-Link Gigabit Over Copper adapter delivers excellent
 performance.  Data intensive workstation will get significant performance
 enhancement while future proofing the network high-speed access through the
 Ethernet scalability.  Throughput is considerably enhanced when the adapter
 operates in full duplex, which delivers 20/200/1000Mbps data rates and flow
 control.
     The fact that the DGE-500T uses the standard CAT 5 cabling means that it
 has complete compatibility with existing Ethernet/Fast Ethernet networks, and
 allows a network to be upgraded to gigabit speeds without the need for pulling
 more cable.  The DGE-500T is the simplest solution for networks that require
 high-bandwidth usage for server farms, data storage devices or video
 conferencing systems.
 
     Price and Availability
     The DGE-500T Gigabit Over Copper Adapter is available now through
 authorized retail, reseller, and distribution partners at an Estimated Street
 Price (ESP) of $129.
 
     True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturing Since 1986
     D-Link is an award wining 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.
     The Company has increased its world-class production capacity to more than
 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space in six state-of -the-art
 facilities in four countries -- Taiwan, China, India, and the United States.
 With ISO 9001, 9002, ISO 14001 Certifications and National Technical
 Excellence awards for R&D and manufacturing, D-Link delivers product
 excellence, quality, reliability, compatibility, high-performance within
 standards, and easy installation software, educational materials, and manuals.
     With millions of Ethernet adaptors and millions of hub and switch ports
 manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and
 price/performance leader in the network and communications market.  The
 company sells its products through a wide range of resellers, distributors,
 VARs, System Integrators, e-commerce & e-tailers, Internet service providers,
 and retailers.  D-Link has been profitable every year since its inception in
 1986, and continues to grow at a rate that will allow the Company to
 experience continued prosperity.  D-Link sets the standards for market
 affordability, while focusing on "Building Networks For People."
 
     D-Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Latin American headquarters are located at
 53 Discovery, Irvine, CA, 92618.  Phone (800) 326-1688 or (949) 788-0805; FAX
 (949) 753-7033; Internet www.dlink.com.
 
 SOURCE  D-Link