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2011-07-21 Cisco Expands Home Networking with Linksys Switches

 

Cisco Expands Home Networking with Linksys Switches and Wireless-N USB Adapter

Home Networking Leader Unveils New Switches for Providing High Performance and Simplicity for Connected Wired Devices

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 July 2011 – Cisco today reinforced its commitment to home networking with the launch of its new powerful and simple-to-use Linksys® 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.
The new range of Linksys 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 to extend their existing network.

Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch

  • - Connect up to five computers, printers, storage devices, gaming consoles and other wired devices
  • - Plug-and-play – no configuration required
  • - Get wired connection speed up to 100 Mbps
  • - 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 SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch and SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  • - Connect up to five or 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 switches shows our commitment to develop home networking products that deliver the best possible entertainment and productivity experience,“ said Brett Wingo, General Manager, Cisco Home Networking Business Unit. “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.”

Technical Specifications

Model

Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch

Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Switch

Linksys SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Switch

Ethernet Ports/Speed

5 x Fast Ethernet

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

In addition to the new line of Linksys switches, we are also making available the Wireless-N High-Performance USB Adapter which enables users to update their laptops and desktops to the latest wireless-N technology. 

Linksys AE1000 High-Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter

  • - Provide Wireless-N capability to Windows desktop computers and laptops
  • - Selectable dual-band wireless-N - connect to either a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless network
  • - Include USB extension cable and adapter base for improved wireless connectivity - ideal for hard-to-reach USB ports
  • - Help avoid wireless freeloaders and Internet threats using customisable security settings, including WPA/WPA2 Personal and WPA/WPA2 Enterprise

Pricing and Availability
The Linksys switches and adapter are commercially available at the following MSRPs and retailers.

  • - Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch MSRP RP 245,000
  • - Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch MSRP RP 430,000
  • - Linksys SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch MSRP RP 600,000
  • - Linksys AE1000 High-Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter                MSRP RP 365,000

 

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Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch, Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch and Linksys SE2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Linksys AE1000 High-Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter

 

Further images accompanying this press release can be downloaded from the following link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22204127/Linksys%20Product%20Images.zip

 

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* The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.