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The DES-108 is an 8-port, Fast Ethernet desktop switch for the SMB and enterprise seeking a metal housed, Plug-and-Play solution capable of providing power, performance and reliable connectivity for network users. The metal exterior provides a durable alternative to plastic enclosures. In addition, the sleek and polished design of the DES-108 adds a level of sophistication to the SMB and Enterprise network seeking to maintain the look and feel of their network all the way to the desktop. The DES-108 supports full duplex operation on all 8 interfaces for up to 200Mbps per port and a combined switching capacity of up to 1.6Gbps. The DES-108 combines dynamic memory allocation with store-and-forward switching to ensure that the buffer is effectively allocated for each port and controls the data flow to guarantee against possible packet loss. Since all ports support 200Mbps, any one of its five ports may be used to cascade to an additional switch to open a full-duplex Fast Ethernet pipe.
The DES-108 is compact and portable. With its small footprint, the DES-108 can fit in almost any location, making it the perfect solution for implementations where space is limited. In addition the DES-108 is wall mountable, providing even more flexibility for mounting under a desk or in a small wiring cabinet. Ambient noise is never a concern with the DES-108. With no need for cooling fans, the DES-108 runs quietly and unnoticed, making implementations where low decibel operation is required simple and worry free. The auto features of the DES-108 make installation plug and play and hassle-free. No configuring is required. Crossover or straight-through CAT5 cables can be plugged into any port. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device (10 or 100Mbps) and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance, providing an automatic and flexible solution for the network.