Furthermore, the DFE-550TX uses chip-level address filtering when implementing IP Multicasting. As multicast data such as stock quotes, video and audio conferencing, and database replication becomes more prevalent in the network, IP multicasting will help alleviate the need to maintain parallel networks for voice, video, and data. By examining multicast packets, the DFE-550TX conserves CPU utilization while accepting only the packets intended for the host's Multicast group. The DFE-550TX's compliance to IEEE 802.1p Priority Tagging ensures that time-critical data arrives on time by using tagging to define the data packet's priority. Whereas, compliance to IEEE 802.1Q improve network performance and security by limiting broadcast and unicast (node to node) traffic within a single VLAN. The value-added management features offered by DMI allow remote troubleshooting and higher quality management of computers equipped with the DFE-550TX. Finally, the DFE-550TX support for PXE Boot ROM as well as RPL (Remote Program Load) enhances the manageability of the client computer. The DFE-550TX ships complete with a WOL cable and drivers for the most popular operating systems including Windows, Netware, and Linux. As with most D-Link networking products, it comes with a lifetime warranty and free support.
- 10/100Base-T & IEEE 802.3x Flow Control Compliant
- Supports IP Multicast Packet Filtering
- Supports PXE Boot ROM & RPL