Edging Further Into Networking Market
To connect high-speed desktops, notebooks, workstations or printers to a server or backbone switch, Dell launched the PowerConnect 2124, a 24-port Fast Ethernet switch.The technology group at Colliers International Property Consultants Inc.s Seattle office buys its PCs, notebook computers and edge servers from Dell Computer Corp. So, when Dell leapt into the telecommunications networking arena with a set of managed and unmanaged switches last fall, it made sense for Colliers to test the computer makers networking gear. "Dell support has always been excellent," said David Bobzien, regional technology manager at Colliers, in Seattle. "The Dell switch is menu-driven. For manageability, that takes a load off, especially when you talk about man-hours."
Last week, Dell extended its PowerConnect switch line to include two products for small and midsize businesses. The Round Rock, Texas, manufacturer champions the switches ease of use and plug-and-play capability and an option for redundant power.