New Dell Switches Offer Web-Management Capabilities
The PowerConnect 2700 series can switch from unmanaged to Web-managed with the flip of a button.Dell Inc. is rolling out a family of Gigabit Ethernet switches that can be changed from unmanaged to Web-managed by pushing a button. The PowerConnect 2700 series, aimed at SMBs (small and midsize businesses) will replace Dells current 2600 series, which is solely unmanaged.
"It will ship as unmanaged, so if thats all [the customer] wanted, theyre done," said Larry Hart, senior PowerConnect manager for Dells Product Group. "But with the flip of a button, it can become Web-managed. ... Weve addressed the customer need for our SMB customers."