The DGS-1210/ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches are a range of switches ideally suited for Metro Ethernet applications. They feature 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports and SFP ports for increased network bandwidth. Surge protection, advanced Layer 2 functions, extensive suite of security and management tools make the DGS-1210/ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches suited for Metro Ethernet applications.
Efficient and Resilient
For mission critical environments, the DGS-1210/ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches support IEEE 802.1D 2004 edition, 802.1w, and 802.1s Spanning Tree Protocols (STP). Spanning Tree allows the switch to be configured with a redundant backup bridge path, so transmission and reception of packets can be guaranteed in failover situations. The switches also support 802.3ad link aggregation, which enables multiple ports to be grouped to form a single virtual port, increasing bandwidth and redundancy for higher availability. These models feature 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS), allowing for real-time traffic classification into Weighted Round Robin (WRR) and strict priority levels mapped to 8 queues. Packet classification is based on ToS, DSCP, MAC, IPv4, VLAN ID, TCP/UDP port number, protocol type, or user-defined packet content for flexible configuration for specific multimedia applications such as VoIP or IPTV.
Security & Authentication
DGS-1210/ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches support 802.1X port-based/host-based access control, guest VLAN, and RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication for strict access control over the network. The IP-MAC-Port Binding feature allows administrators to bind a source IP address with an associated MAC and also to define the port number to enhance user access control. The built-in D-Link Safeguard Engine™ protects the CPU from broadcast, multicast, and unicast flooding by automatically trapping packets and logging events in these situations. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and switch performance.
A user-friendly web interface gives administrators access to advanced management features such as DHCP auto-configuration. This enables switches to load their configuration from a TFTP server once they have been assigned an IP address, allowing central management of device configurations. The switches support Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), which advertises the device’s capabilities and identity to the local network, allowing administrators to better manage their network topology. Each port also supports cable diagnostics, which can be used to troubleshoot cable length and functionality problems remotely, resulting in lower management overheads.
Traffic & Bandwidth Control
Integrated bandwidth control allows network administrators to define the throughput levels for each port to manage bandwidth. It provides a minimum granularity of 64 Kbps ingress control for port and flow-based bandwidth control. The DGS-1210/ME Series also supports traffic control, which optimises performance by dropping packets beyond the threshold, and port mirroring helps administrators facilitate traffic diagnostics and track switch performance. The DGS-1210/ME Series also provides IGMP snooping with IGMP authentication to prune multicast traffic and to optimise available bandwidth.
The DGS-1210/ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches feature a full set of L2 multicast functions, including IGMP snooping, IGMP filtering, fast leave, and multicast traffic configuration for specific ports. With L2 multicast support, the DGS-1210/ME Series is ready and capable of handling growing IPTV applications. Host-based IGMP/MLD snooping allows for multiple multicast subscribers per physical interface, and ISM VLAN sends multicast streams in a multicast VLAN, saving bandwidth on the backbone network. ISM VLAN profiles allow users to bind/replace the predefined multicast registration information to subscriber ports quickly and easily.
Flexible Hardware Design
Layer 2 Features
Other Port Standards & Functions
Media Interface Exchange
64-byte Max. Forwarding Rate
MAC Address Table Size
RAM for CPU
Maximum Power Consumption
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Power Surge Protection
Software Specifications (all models)
Quality of Service (QoS)
Access Control List (ACL)
Optional SPF Transceivers
1 All Gigabit Ethernet ports of the DGS-1210/ME series switches support surge protection.