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D-Link Delivers Leading Edge Technology to Public Sector Entities With Strong Economic Model


February 8, 2011 - Austin, TX

TCEA 2011 - Booth #2590 -- D-Link, a leading provider of high-end networking solutions, underscores its commitment to the public sector by delivering state and local government, as well as K-12 and higher education entities, with affordable technology products via its strong economic model. With the D-Link® economic model, public sector entities can easily and affordably implement technology solutions that work within the constraints of waning budgets. As a result, D-Link was recently awarded contracts from New York State and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), as well as PEPPM, the national technology bidding and purchasing program.

"PEPPM contracts are awarded to companies across the country that offer a wide scope of technology products, and can ensure our schools and government organizations take advantage of the newest technology innovation." said Jim Randecker, PEPPM Director, PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program. "D-Link's networking solutions and economic model aligned with PEPPM bid award criteria, and we are excited to include D-Link within the PEPPM program."

D-Link Low TCO Enables IT System Overhaul
In addition to education facilities, many counties as well as city and state municipalities have been unable to upgrade existing IT infrastructures due to budget constraints. Grundy County, Ill., was no exception. John Watters, Grundy County IT Director, sought to implement a broad and diverse IT infrastructure to unite Grundy's five buildings and 18 departments that would provide long-term value to the taxpayers. After researching a variety of suppliers/partners, Watters found that only D-Link offered a very strong, cost-effective feature set that required no hefty service agreements.

"We have built a diverse, reliable network...on D-Link components," said John Watters, Grundy County IT Director. "For us, the value of the D-Link equipment was that it not only matched the competition feature-for-feature, but was less than half the capital cost."

Strong Partner Program
D-Link delivers its industry leading solutions to public sector agencies via its VIP (Value in Partnership) channel partner program. Through the VIP program, partners have access to unique programs that can help government and education entities leverage the D-Link economic model and integrate complete, end-to-end networking solutions. Whether used for anchoring high-traffic networks or connecting disperse district locations spanning hundreds of square miles, D-Link's switching, wireless, security, surveillance, storage, and management solutions deliver best-in-class performance and availability at highly competitive pricing in an industry that has constrained budgets.

"In these tough economic times, government agencies and educational institutions must carefully watch their budgets to ensure that future proof technologies are being utilized, without overspending," said Martha Hess, director, Business Solutions Marketing, D-Link. "D-Link re-affirms its commitment to the public sector through its networking solution offerings and channel program, delivering the ideal combination of high-end technology and cost-effective pricing."

D-Link will be showcasing its latest technology solutions at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2011 Conference in Austin, Texas (Booth #2590). For more information about D-Link education offerings, please visit www.dlink4k12.com.

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 at www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

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 © 2011. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

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D-Link Systems, Inc.
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