D-Link ONVIF Switch Tested

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Dec 04, 2017

D-Link's surveillance switches claim to "enhance ease of use and streamline management" for network administrators, with simplified UIs and automatic discovery of ONVIF devices to show what cameras are connected along with key information such as bandwidth, PoE usage, and more.

We bought and tested the D-Link DGS-1100-10MP to see how this surveillance mode works, how it compares to typical switches, and whether these features are useful or marketing hype.

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