D-Link International announced the launch of a series of high port density Layer 3 chassis switches aimed at providing enterprises with a complete core switching solution. Featuring the most complete Layer 3 solution, the D-Link DES-7206 and DES-7210 switches are next generation switches that provide businesses with IPV6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) core routing, high density, high redundancy and reliability.
Effective routing capabilities
The DES-7200 series chassis switches offer Layer 3 routing and forwarding to relieve the network of unnecessary traffic, with six slots in the DES-7206 and ten vertical slots in the DES-7210. Comprehensive enterprise routing features such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and a complete set of Spanning Tree Protocols are included.
The DES-7200 series also features integrated QoS, which prioritises transmission for bandwidth intensive applications and is an important feature when handling VOIP calls and image transmission from IP cameras.
Control and optimize bandwidth performance
Comprehensive management options such as Calling Line Identification (CLI), Telnet, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) are also included while integrated bandwidth control feature allows administrators to control the bandwidth being used.
Coupled with extensive VLAN support, including GARP/GVRP (Generic Attribute Registration Protocol/ GARP VLAN Registration Protocol) and Class of Service (CoS), traffic control and performance can be enhanced. The built-in Broadcast Storm control helps reduce the damage of a virus attack.