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[February 20, 2014]

D-Link Announces 802.11ac Upgrade Program for Unified Access Points

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

D-Link (News - Alert), the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced an upgrade program that allows customers to purchase the DWL-8600AP Unified Wireless 802.11n Access Point and qualify to receive the new Unified Wireless 802.11ac Access Point (News - Alert) (DWL-8610AP) for a special price of $399* when it is available later this year. D-Link's Unified Wireless systems empower administrators to exercise total control over their wireless networks by centralizing all aspects of provisioning and management. As D-Link's newest Unified Access Point supporting the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11ac standard, the DWL-8610AP delivers unparalleled bandwidth and flexibility for IT administrators looking to deploy a unified Wi-Fi network.

"D-Link's latest Access Point products are versatile solutions for both growing businesses seeking to deploy a wireless LAN, as well as medium- to large-scale wireless deployments for larger enterprises, government organizations, schools, hospitals, and hotspots, such as convention halls, hotels and airports," said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "This unique program enables our customers to take advantage of the rich feature set and benefits of the 802.11n Access Point today, knowing the advanced speed of the 802.11ac Acces Point can be seamlessly integrated into their solutions tomorrow."


To qualify, customers must purchase the Unified Wireless 802.11n Access Point (DWL-8600AP) through an authorized D-Link reseller. One DWL-8610AP will be offered at the discounted price of $399 for every DWL-8600AP purchased during the promotion period. Once the DWL-8610AP is introduced later this year, customers have a 90-day window to purchase the new Access Point at the discounted price from the same reseller. The program begins Feb. 18, 2014 and continues until announced availability of the DWL-8610AP. Customers can contact an authorized D-Link reseller or D-Link USA sales line at 888-331-8686 for more program details.

D-Link's top selling DWL-8600AP Unified Wireless 802.11n Access Point is versatile and powerful and can be flexibly deployed as a standalone wireless Access Point or as a managed Access Point. When managed by a wireless controller or unified wireless switch, a network of DWL-8600APs provides unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients, and supports advanced features such as seamless roaming, load balancing and rogue AP detection. Enclosed in a plenum rated metal chassis, the DWL-8600AP adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways.

The new DWL-8610AP Unified Wireless 802.11ac Access Point will be available later this year and will feature the latest 802.11ac technology to bring customers to the forefront in cutting edge wireless technology. With maximum wireless signal rates of up to 450 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band and 1300 Mbps over the 5 GHz band, this plenum rated Access Point will support PoE+ power and carry a limited lifetime warranty.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (News - Alert) (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (News - Alert) (www.twitter.com/dlink).

* Suggested pricing only. Contact resellers for actual pricing as local rates may vary. While supplies last.

D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 D-Link. All Rights Reserved


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