USRobotics Expands Courier™ Business Product Line at GITEX 2006

Published November 18th, 2006 - 03:23 GMT

USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, announced the addition of four Smart Switches to its Courier Business Product line today (Saturday, November 18, 2006), at GITEX, the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition being held in Dubai. The switches are available with 16, 24, and 48 Gigabit ports, and 24 10/100 ports with Power over Ethernet + 2 Gigabit ports.  These switches join the networking company’s other Courier business class products, including the Professional Access Point and the USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS appliance.
“Our new Smart Switches are ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Frank Sugino, Senior Product Manager at USRobotics. “The switches offer a level of manageability, speed, and simplicity without the complexity of fully-managed switches. They round out our ever-growing Courier product line for business.” 
The four Smart Switches include the USR997716 16-Port Gigabit Smart Switch, the USR997724 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch, the USR997748 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch, and the USR997624 24-Port 10/100 PoE + 2-Port Gigabit Smart Switch. 
Each switch delivers the performance and manageability required by advanced users, but is designed for easy installation, management, and expansion.  With 16, 24, or 48 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, each port automatically detects and matches the speed of the connected device, and auto-switching (Auto-MDI/MDIX) eliminates the need for cross-over cables.  Simple Web-based configuration provides support for VLAN, 802.1p Quality of Service traffic prioritization, port trunking and mirroring, jumbo frames, broadcast storm control, and specific port configurations. 
The USR997624 24-Port 10/100 PoE + 2-Port Gigabit Smart Switch delivers data connectivity and DC power to Ethernet devices in difficult to reach locations.  It supports variable power settings up to 15.4W per port, with a total power budget of 170W.  It also includes two gigabit ports for additional high speed connectivity.  Management features on the USR997624 include support for PoE priority settings so high priority devices such as IP Phones and wireless access points stay powered in case of unexpected power drain.  The PoE Smart Switch also includes both current and circuitry sorting protection. 
The USR 805453 Professional Access Point is a powerful wireless access point (AP) with the management and security features demanded by small- and medium-sized organizations.  Ideal for businesses looking to deploy a high-performance wireless network, the AP includes advanced management and monitoring capabilities, powerful security options, flexible installation procedures, and compatibility with standard 802.11b, 802.11g, and accelerated wireless technologies. 
The USR805453 enables network administrators and business owners to deploy a wireless network in offices, warehouses, guest areas, and other facilities located away from the company’s main networking infrastructure.  The management interface allows customers to manage an entire cluster of access points directly, or with integrated SNMP functionality.  Features like Multi-SSID/Multi-BSSID and Virtual Local Area Networking (VLAN) make this an ideal access point for hotspot providers or for businesses looking for secure and segregated wireless connections for employees and guests. 
The USR808200 Firewall/VPN/NAS Device is an intuitive, yet rock-solid Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall that also supports VPN client and server capabilities (PPTP and IPSec).  Its robust feature set includes SPI, Application Level Gateways, web filtering, and protection against Denial of Service attacks.  The powerful hardware platform delivers best-in-class throughput, while the integrated file/FTP/print server capabilities and USB 2.0 and FireWire port allow for easily adding storage and/or network printing.  It is the ideal firewall/router for small- and medium-sized businesses. 
Featured products will be available in the Middle East from Aptec, Al Masa, Tech Data, Logicom, AIM, and ICC in February 2007, and from major distributors worldwide in January. 
USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company.  For three decades, the company has been a leader in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products.  The company is rapidly expanding its category leadership by transforming the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets.  The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide – to information, entertainment, and each other.  USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area with its EMEA headquarters base in the UK.  For further information, please visit the Web site at


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