Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:40

D-Link updates managed switch range

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D-Link has launched a new range of managed Ethernet switches.

The D-Link DGS-1520 series is the successor to the DGS-1510 switches.

There are four models in the family: DGS-1520-28, DGS-1520-28MP, DGS-1520-52 and DGS-1520-52MP.

The numerical part of the suffix indicates the number of ports, while the MP models feature power over Ethernet with a 370W budget (expandable to 740W with the optional DPS-700 unit).

The -28 provides 24 1000Base-T, two 10GBase-T and two SFP+ ports. The -28MP features 20 PoE 1000Base-T, four PoE 2.5GBase-T, two 10GBase-T and 2 SFP+ ports.



Similarly, the -52 has 48 1000Base-T, two 10GBase-T and 2 SFP+ ports, while the -52MP provides 44 PoE 1000Base-T, four PoE 2.5GBase-T, two 10GBase-T and 2 SFP+ ports.

This makes them the first of D-Link's smart managed switches to support 10G Base-T for uplink and stacking.

The multi-Gigabit PoE ports are a convenient way to connect 802.11ac/ax access points, the company observed.

Zero-touch provisioning means there is no need for on-site IT personnel to install the switches as part of multi-site network deployments.

The range is available immediately.


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