Cisco introduces new Linksys E-series switches for home networking

By on May 19, 2011
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The new line up of switches will be available from AED 119.

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Press release:
Cisco today reinforced its commitment to home networking with the launch of its new powerful and simple-to-use Linksys® E-Series switches for home office and entertainment use. The new switches deliver the power to expand home networks and easily connect wired devices such as computers, printers, storage devices, scanners, games consoles, and Internet enabled TVs. Complementing the Linksys E-Series routers, the new switches will offer a full range of options that set a standard for speed and ease of use.

Providing Powerful Connections While Saving Power
The new range of Linksys E-Series switches include features to enable faster and more simple wired connections. These include plug-and-play, eliminating the need for configuration, as well as Quality of Service (QoS) auto-sensing ports and power-saving features. The power-saving modes include auto power-down to disable unused ports, sleep mode when all ports are inactive and smart power for short cable runs. The switches are ideal for consumers or home office workers seeking an alternative to wireless, connections for multiple wired devices, or simply an extension of their existing network.

Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch Features
• Connect up to five computers, printers, storage, gaming consoles and other wired devices
• Plug-and-play – no configuration required
• Fast wired connection speeds – up to 100 Mbps
• Five auto-sensing Fast Ethernet (10/100) ports for connecting your devices
• QoS traffic prioritisation technology – auto sensing ports automatically optimise speed for each connected device
• Auto power-down features are designed to disable unused ports

Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Features
• Connect up to five computers, printers, storage devices, gaming consoles and other wired devices
• Plug-and-play – no configuration required
• Gigabit power – up to 1000 Mbps, 10 times faster than standard Ethernet – perfect for quick file and media sharing between Gigabit devices
• QoS traffic prioritisation technology – auto sensing ports automatically optimise speed for each connected device
• Auto power-down features are designed to disable unused ports, sleep mode when all ports are inactive and smart power for short cable runs

Linksys SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Features
• Connect up to eight computers, printers, storage devices, gaming consoles and other wired devices
• Plug-and-play – no configuration required
• Gigabit power – up to 1000 Mbps, 10 times faster than standard Ethernet – perfect for quick file and media sharing between Gigabit devices
• QoS traffic prioritisation technology – auto sensing ports automatically optimise speed for each connected device
• Auto power-down features are designed to disable unused ports, sleep mode when all ports are inactive and smart power for short cable runs

“The new family of Linksys E-Series switches shows our commitment to develop home networking products that deliver the best possible entertainment and productivity experience,” said Mohammad Meraj Hoda, Managing Director, Emerging Markets, at Cisco Consumer. “The new switches provide consumers and home workers with the ability to easily expand their home network and benefit from multi-connected high-bandwidth wired office and entertainment devices.”

Model Linksys SE1500 5-Port 10/100 Switch Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Switch Linksys SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Switch
SRP AED 119 AED 189 AED 289
Ethernet Ports/Speed 5 x 10/100 5 x Gigabit 8 x Gigabit
Per Port Status LEDs Yes Yes Yes
Green Power Savings Yes

- Cable connect detection

Yes

- Cable connect detection

- Sleep mode

Yes

- Cable connect detection

- Sleep mode


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