Johannesburg, 13 Dec 2017
Duxbury Networking and Netgear will once again team up to back the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team's bid to win the gruelling Dakar Rally. Three all-new Toyota Hilux racers, proudly flying the Duxbury-Netgear flag, will be on the start line in Lima, Peru on 6 January 2018. The rally follows a route through Argentina and Bolivia to the finish in Cordoba, Argentina on 20 January.
The team is led by former Dakar winner, current SA Cross-Country Series champion and Toyota stalwart, Giniel de Villiers, who will have his regular German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz alongside him. They are joined in the line-up by Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah and his French navigator Mathieu Baumel. The third crew in the SA-headquartered team is the Dutch/ French duo of driver Bernard ten Brinke and navigator Michel P'erin.
To celebrate the 40th running of the Dakar Rally - which is expected to boast an audience of more than one billion TV viewers and social media followers in over 190 countries - Duxbury Networking and Netgear will be running a promotion featuring three popular Netgear switches. The promotion launches on 6 January 2018. The switches are:
(1) The Netgear GS110TP-200EUS - an 8 Port 10/100/1000 Desktop Gigabit Ethernet PoE Smart Switch with 8 Ports PoE. The PoE budget is 46W. The unit ships with 2x SFP slots for Fibre Modules.
(2) The Netgear GS724TP-200EUS - a 24 Port 10/100/1000 PoE+ Smart Managed Gigabit Switch with two dedicated SFP ports. Features include a190W PoE budget available across 24 Gigabit PoE+ ports (802.3at) and quiet operation with max. 32.4dB at 25^0C ambient. Advanced Smart features include VLANs, QoS, SNMP, Spanning Tree and ACLs together with an easy-to-use Web browser-based management GUI.
(3) The Netgear GS752TP-100EUS - 48 Port 10/100/1000 Smart Managed Gigabit Switch with 48 Ports PoE, 8 Ports PoE+ sharing a PoE budget of 384W; There are 4x SFP slots for Fibre Modules.
To further boost the Netgear promotion, Tobie van Schalkwyk, Business Development Manager at Duxbury Networking, has announced that Netgear will give away five free GS408EPP-100NES switches to five lucky customers who order any of the promotional items during the course of the Dakar. A prize draw will take place after the event on 20 January.
"In addition, Dakar Rally fans will be able to view daily highlights and go behind the scenes as they follow the fortunes of the Toyota team, its drivers and support personnel by keeping an eye on our Duxbury Networking Facebook page," says Van Schalkwyk. "To add to the fun and excitement, there will be more Dakar-related competitions featured on our Facebook page during the course of the rally. Watch this space!"