August 5, 2008

Belkin OmniView(R) SMB KVM-Over-IP Switch Named 2008 Community Choice Gold Award Winner By Windows IT Pro

The Belkin Remote IP Manager also won a Community Choice Silver Award in the KVM-over-IP Switches category

Belkin International, Inc.

Melody Chalaban

Public Relations Manager


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Jacqueline Romulo

Public Relations Coordinator


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Belkin was honored with two Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards: a Gold award for the OmniView SMB KVM-over-IP Switch and a Silver award for the OmniView Remote IP Manager, both in the KVM- over-IP Switches category.

Windows IT Pro forum visitors and several Windows user groups were asked to vote on their product preferences in seven broad technology categories. This award symbolizes the respect and recognition of the IT world's most knowledgeable professionals.

OmniView SMB KVM-over-IP Switch (F1DP116G)

OmniView SMB KVM-over-IP Switches provide centralized control of servers for one local and one digital user (one simultaneous user).

-- Expands to support up to 256 servers

-- Features CAT5 technology for reduced cable clutter and simplified deployment

-- Enables easy, BIOS-level access to servers using a standard web browser and user-friendly interface

-- Provides secure, 256-bit SSL encryption over a TCP/IP connection

-- Provides control of serial devices, such as power distribution units (PDUs), so you can perform hard reboots remotely

-- Requires no software or licensing fees

-- Supports PS/2 and USB servers

OmniView Remote IP Manager (F1DE101H)

The OmniView Remote IP Manager provides remote access for one digital user to any KVM switch or server.

-- Features virtual media capability to transfer images and files between local and remote computers

-- Enables easy, BIOS-level access to servers using a standard web browser and user-friendly interface

-- Provides secure, 256-bit SSL encryption over a TCP/IP connection

-- Requires no software or licensing fees


Jeff Lewis, Group Publisher at Windows IT Pro:

-- The 2008 Community Choice Awards continues our tradition of honoring products that our readers tell us are most worthy of recognition.

-- These products measure up where it counts most--in the businesses, agencies, and institutions that rely on them to deliver what they promise.

-- The voters are tough, in-the-trenches critics. They demand solid value and performance from the products they use day after day.

Ben Thacker, General Manager of Commercial Products for Belkin International, Inc.:

-- It is an honor for our SMB KVM-over-IP Switch and Remote IP Manager to have the recognition and respect of the very people who use them--IT professionals.

-- We are glad to accept these Community Choice Awards and hope that more of our current and future SMB solutions will garner acknowledgement.

About Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin provides SMB solutions in KVM, LCD consoles, racks/ enclosures, and power protection, in addition to a broad USB and cable product mix. A privately held company founded in California in 1983, Belkin has developed industry-leading innovations, prized by channel partners and end users alike for their dependability, customer service, and comprehensive warranties. Belkin has achieved over 20 consecutive years of dramatic growth and remains committed to making significant strides in the areas of research and design. For product offerings, awards, and further company information, visit

Belkin's phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe--in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others--and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

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