D-Link Corporation has revealed that their DMS-106XT Multi Gigabit Unmanaged Switch, DCS-8635LH 2K QHD Pan & Zoom Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera, and DCS-8526LH Full HD Pan & Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021.
6-port DMS-106XT unmanaged switch with 5x 2.5GbE & 1x 10GbE
The DMS-106XT is D-Link’s latest unmanaged switch with five 2.5G Ethernet ports for uninterrupted, efficient connectivity, as well as one 10G Ethernet port for uplink or NAS connection. Its Smart Turbo Mode delivers Quality of Service and port-based priority for simultaneous multi-media services such as gaming and 4K streaming with just one click.
The DMS-106XT is particularly interesting to me, I have covered a few affordable multi-gig solutions. This has an RRP of $299.99 (£220) which may be a little higher per port (£36) than the Trendnet (£26 per port) or QNAP (£22 per port) 5-port 2.5GbE switches, but this has the added benefit of a sixth port running at full 10GbE.
DCS-8635LH 2K QHD Pan & Zoom Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera
The DCS-8635LH is an IP65 weather-resistant camera with 2K QHD resolution and 360-degree coverage with its motorized pan feature. AI-based features such as person detection, vehicle detection, and auto-person tracking ensure precise surveillance and protection of the home.
D-Link’s DCS-8526LH is a surveillance camera with 360-degree views in true full HD quality and advanced features such as pan and tilt technology, edge-based person detection, auto-tracking motion, and panoramic viewing. The camera is also a 2021 Taiwan Excellence Award and 2020 iF Design Award winner.
“D-Link is honored and grateful to receive three product design awards this year from the internationally renowned Red Dot Award,” expressed Mark Chen, President of D-Link. “This recognition further motivates us to continue producing products of the highest quality and innovation.”
About The Red Dot Award
Dating back to 1955, the annual Red Dot Award: Product Design is awarded to products of out-standing design quality in roughly 50 different categories. 50 international experts judge the entries based on aesthetic appeal, function, intelligence, and innovation.