Ingram Micro’s V7 Consumer Business Launches Switches
Ingram Micro's "house brand" — dubbed "V7" — has unveiled a line of unmanaged networking switches for the masses. They're designed to be affordable high-performance units for the SMB or home network. Here's the scoop…
If you want to get your hands on a V7 switch, there's just one problem. It's not going to be at Best Buy. It'll only be through Ingram Micro's VARs and online locales (which Ingram calls e-tailers). The two V7 contenders are the 8-port and the 5-port unmanaged 10/100/1000 Ethernet or Gigabit (your choice) switches. They're designed to deal with a solid network load, including VoIP, media servers, pint servers and more.
Ingram's V7 is pricing is as follows:
- Unmanaged five-port and eight-port Ethernet switches at $24.99 and $49.99 respectively.
- Gigabit five-port and eight-port unmanaged switches at $59.99 and $79.99 respectively.
V7 actually does more than just switches. Ingram says that they shoot for "high quality, high-value" products from keyboards, mice, computer cases, monitors among other things like printer supplies. Interested in V7? Check them out here at http://www.V7-world.com.
In this blogger's personal opinion, a cursory glance at V7 shows nothing spectacular about the brand, other than the fact that buying from your local reseller could net you a few saved dollars versus going to other e-tailers and buying it yourself…