Interop Feature Articles
April 28, 2008
D-Link to Display Virtual Business Networking Products
D-Link (News - Alert), a networking solutions provider, has announced it will display its latest product solutions for network switching, security, surveillance, wireless, storage and IP-based telephony Interop (News - Alert).
D-Link will highlight how its cost-effective solutions allow SMBs to stay competitive by enhancing their computer and IP networking capabilities at the most affordable pricing.
D-Link's IP video surveillance solutions help business owners or IT managers monitor, store and archive video and audio across private data networks. D-Link's IP camera management software, D-ViewCam, provides access to a wide range of software features and alert systems with which security management becomes more efficient, less costly and more intelligent.
The software supports up to 32 cameras and offers functions to allow event and motion triggering. Monitoring staff with the proper access credentials can use local and remote monitoring via a standard browser to monitor video as well as control and configure cameras from any location connected to the Internet or a private network.
Also, a wide variety of IP cameras, with video only, audio/video and two-way audio with speaker attachments and built-in microphone options for both indoor and outdoor applications are offered by D-Link. The newest of their offerings the D-Link DCS-5610, which can pan/tilt/zoom with power over Ethernet (PoE), and the DCS-3410 with day and night monitoring, PoE and an optional iris lens, will be on display.
To enable perfect convergence in wired and wireless networks in any business environment, D-Link has also brought switches and access points (APs). The DWS-3227P 24-port gigabit unified wireless switch with 10-gigabit uplinks, the DWS-3227P with power over Ethernet (PoE) and the 48-port DWS-3250 switch are comprised of the xStack family of switches by D-Link. These switches can be managed through the graphic user interface (GUI) and command line interface (CLI).
Storage and retrieval of video footage is a very important feature in any large-scale surveillance solution. D-Link's xStack iSCSI series is based on iSCSI "system-on-a-chip" (SoC) technology and supports up to 512MB of system memory, up to 15 Serial ATA hard drives and up to 4GB of cache memory. The xStack iSCSI storage is a perfect storage solution with up to 15 TB of networked storage. The cameras, storage and server are connected through a D-Link managed switch using VLANs and will also be demonstrated in the D-Link booth.
Also to be demonstrated at the event is the VoiceCenter product line, which is a Microsoft (News - Alert) Response Point phone system by D-Link supporting both Voice over IP (VoIP) and traditional phone lines.
It offers all the essential telephony features required for small businesses, including voice recognition and built-in Auto Provisioning configuration capabilities, apart from call forwarding, call hold, and find me-follow me. Voicemails can also be forwarded to email or retrieved over the phone and an integrated auto-attendant directs the incoming calls to assist callers to their destinations.
Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
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