SMARTLINK NETWORK SYSTEMS LIMITED

SMARTLINK NETWORK SYSTEMS LIMITED

Previous company name
D-LINK (INDIA) LIMITED
Name change date
7/23/2009
Company Overview
D-Link (India) Limited is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and data communications solutions. The company offers switches, routers, firewalls, Internet security gateways, D-Link VPN client, structured cabling products, LL modems, interface converters, media converters, transceivers, Internet cameras, KVM switches, print servers, ethernet cards, media players, PC cameras, bluetooth compatible devices, inverters, network attached storage and storage area network products, integrated access device CPE, video conferencing products, ISDN, USB, and network management software products. These items are primarily catered to digital home consumers, small office professionals, and small- to medium-sized businesses. In addition, D-Link’s products are sold through a network of dealers, resellers and global distributors.
D-Link (India) Limited was established in 1986 and is headquartered in Goa, India.
Moreover, the company also has operations in Canada , the United Kingdom , Germany , France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Israel, the Middle East, South Africa, Chile, Australia, Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, China, and the United States.
Business Summary
The Company is engaged in the manufacturing of networking and internet working products .
Description and history
The Company is engaged in the manufacturing of networking and internet working products .

The Company was incorporated on March 31, 1993, in Goa. It is a part of the multinational D-Link Corporation Group of Taiwan, which has a 34.51 per cent equity stake in the company .

The company is primarily into networking and internet working products. Networking products comprising ethernet cards, hubs, PCMCIA cards, print servers, etc constitute around 55 per cent of total sales. Internet working products comprising modems, internet servers, routers, etc constitutes around 28 per cent of sales. Structured cabling products and high end products together constitute the remaining. The high end products are traded items, which it procures from CISCO .

In software, D-Link is into the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) segment. It assembles products using hi-tech assembly lines but has a high import content of around 80 per cent of the total raw material consumption. Of this 60 per cent is procured through D-Link, Taiwan. Traded products are primarily of CISCO, Clarent and of D-Link Taiwan. It is acting as a distributor for CISCO products for high-end category.

D-Link has no presence in the high-end enterprise solutions. For that segment it has a strategic alliance with CISCO Systems. As a result it is able to offer products across all segments.

HISTORY OF COMPANY:

1993
– The Company was incorporated on 31st March 1993, under the companies act, 1956 as Smart-Link Network Private Limited with original registered office at Goa for setting up a manufacturing unit, and renamed as D-Link (India) Private Limited on 29th March 1995 and became deemed Public Limited Company as D-Link (India) Ltd. with effect from 1st July 1998.

– It look almost one year to set-up the Factory and D-Link Corporation delegates on visting India were impressed enough to invest financially.

– Taiwan assured the Indan Promoter Mr. K.R. Naik that it will consider taking up a stake in the company only after satisfactory commissioning of the project as per it’s straingent standards.

– D-Link (India) Ltd. has introduced a new category of products for the family and SOHO category.

– D-Link Infotech Ltd is a subsidiaries of the company.

2001
– The Company a subsidiary of D-Link Corporation of Taiwan, is entering the capital market with a public issue of 15,23,740 No. of equity shares of Rs 10 each.

– D-Link has unveiled the V.90 USB 56K modem with which one can fulfil the craving for extreme multimedia-intensive Web surfing.

2002

– Panaji High court approves for the amalgamation of Open Link Network (p) Ltd and D-Link India Ltd.

– Grants 23000 options to employees under D-Link ESOP Plan

– Board approves for the stock split of 1 equty share of Rs.10 each into shares of Rs. 2 each.

– Enters high-end market with the launch of 5 new products which gigabit copper structured cabling systems.

– Joins hands with Gigabyte Technology Ltd, Taiwan to develop, manufacture and market motherboards under the brand name of DigiLink-Gigabyte.

– Company’s software and R&D centre moves to a new state of the art facility in Bangalore.

– Launches a series of Layer 3 switches namely DGS-3308 TG, DGS-3308 FG, DES-3326S and DES-6300.

– Decides to buyback the company’s shares, not exceeding Rs. 16 crore at a price of up to Rs. 80 per equity share.

– D-Link (India), voted as the most admired IT vendor for structured cabling and low end networking in the first ever CRN channels poll in India.

– Unveils range of networking space encompassing storage segment, web solutions and security based products for large enterprises.

– Enters into an agreement with Keltron to bring the latest networking technology Products to Kerala.

– Broadens wireless product spectrum – launches 22Mbps indoor and 11Mbps highspeed wireless network products for small and midsize businesses and enterprise workgroups.

– Releases Modem based IP phones in local language voice prompts.

2003

– Launches DVC-1000 i2eye videophone in India.

– Signs long term supply agreement with Corning Inc for Optical Fibre.

– Launches TFT LCD Monitors under the brand name Digi-View.

– Signs MoU to promote a joint venture company Digi Giga Systems Ltd.

– Acquires 7 High speed SMT line to be installed at Goa plant.

– Appoints M/s Links 4 Networks Limited as Distributor of the company for UK and Ireland.

– Starts Global tech support centre in Mumbai

– Sets up wireless LAN at RajBhavan to enable anywhere-anytime connectivity.

– D-Link India Ltd has informed that the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay has directed that an a Meeting of Equity Shareholders of the Company be convened on January 24, 2004 to take the approval of the shareholders for amalgamation of Virtual Computers Pvt Ltd (a 100% subsidiary) with the Company.

2004

– D-Link ties up with Foundry Networks

– D-Link (India) Limited has informed that the Company has invested a sum of Rs.35 Lakhs, i.e. 10% of the total paid up capital in Mercury Link Systems Limited.

– D-Link India launches India designed products based on Intel Xscale Technologies

The Company has informed BSE that the name of the Company has been changed to ‘SMARTLINK NETWORK SYSTEMS
LIMITED’ from ‘D-LINK (INDIA) LIMITED’ consequent to fresh Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Registrar of Companies, Goa. The above change of name is the part of the implementation of the Scheme of Arrangement which has become effective on June 10, 2009.

Business Line
Designer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and data communications solutions
Subsidiary

Advisor
DELOITTE HASKINS & SELLS
IPO date
4/11/2001
US SIC Code
7373
Company Address
L-5
Verna Electronic City, Verna Plateau
City province or state postal code
403722, GOA
Phone: +91 832 2885 400
Fax: +91 832 2783 395
Country address: INDIA
Website url: www.dlink.co.in