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D-LINK EXPANDS 'GREEN ETHERNET™' PRODUCT LINE WITH POWER-SAVING
SMART SWITCHES

Web Smart™ Switches Now With Intuitive Technology to Reduce Energy Consumption, Lower Operating Costs

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 22, 2008 — D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced the expansion of its industry-first Green Ethernet™ technology series by adding eco-friendly features to its popular Web Smart™ series of multi-port network switches to decrease energy costs by reducing power consumption without sacrificing operational performance and functionality.

D-Link® Green Ethernet technology integrates innovative power-saving feature that automatically detects link and adjusts power accordingly. Scheduled for shipping in early Q3 and incorporating the new energy-saving technology are the D-Link Web Smart 16-Port (DGS-1216T), the 24-Port (DGS-1224T) and the 48-Port (DGS-1248T) network switches.

While the operational performance of these switches remains unchanged, they now feature a fanless design (DGS-1216T and DGS-1224T) that provides a quieter environment and less heat dissipation, offering an ideal solution for growing businesses—and especially the K-12 environment—because of the energy and cost saving properties.

"Public awareness and legislative action worldwide have created demands for improvements in energy efficiency for networking equipment," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link is working to take the lead in developing innovative, power-saving technology that doesn't sacrifice performance or functionality."

"We will continue to seek new avenues that protect the environment and help our customers save money in the process." Joe added.

D-Link's Web Smart switches are the perfect solution for small and medium-sized businesses that require advanced features, like Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), Quality of Service (QoS), Link Aggregation (LAG), port trunking and secure authentication at an affordable price.

Unlike basic lower-cost unmanaged switches, D-Link Web Smart switches support port-mirroring and supply basic port statistics to facilitate network administration and monitoring – without complex programming or purchase of additional software.

Smart switches can be accessed remotely using a web-based interface, and configuration is password protected. Also included is an auto-discovery utility that automatically finds all the Web Smart switches in the network.

Current software for the D-Link Web Smart switch line also features DSCP-based QoS (for DiffServ), Asymmetrical VLANs (allows the VLANs to send traffic to each other without requiring a Layer 3 switch or a router) and Cable Diagnostics. Trusted Host is included to help prevent security breaches. Updated firmware with these features is available for download for the current D1 hardware versions and will ship with the Green Ethernet smart switches.

The introduction of the Green Ethernet enabled D-Link DGS-1200T series switches is part of an ongoing company-wide 'Green' computing initiative that includes manufacturing environmentally-responsible products, optimizing devices for ENERGY STAR certification, providing consumer education and recycling programs, and distributing the network technology industry brief titled "Green Computing and D-Link: The Green Movement and Specific D-Link Solutions Reduce Detrimental Impacts on the Environment."

The incorporation of Green Ethernet technology into the DGS-1200T series switches re-emphasizes D-Link's strong commitment to protecting the environment, leading the development of eco-friendly products that comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives. The RoHS directive restricts the use of specific hazardous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic goods while WEEE applies standards for proper disposal and recycling of products.

D-Link Systems, Inc also recently announced price reductions of up to 25 percent on its family of Web Smart switches. Citing the weakening economic conditions and uncertainties surrounding the business climate in particular, Steven Joe, added "the time is right to offer companies and organizations innovative ways to build and maintain their IT networks with quality switches at prices they can afford."

D-Link will have the new Green Ethernet smart switches along with the complete line of end to end business networking solutions on display at the Interop trade show from booth #1813, Mandalay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pricing and Availability

D-Link Web Smart switches are available now and Green Ethernet versions of the 16-Port (DGS-1216T), the 24-Port (DGS-1224T) and the 48-Port (DGS-1248T) switches will be available in Q3, 2008 through D-Link's network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at D-Link's online store, www.dlinkshop.com.

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 Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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D-Link, Green Ethernet, the Green Ethernet logo, Web Smart 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 © 2008. D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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