D-Link introduces power-saving second-generation gigabit desktop switch.
Networking solutions provider D-Link introduced on Wednesday (18 February) the DGS-1005D, the second-generation D-Link 5-Port gigabit desktop switch, which is claimed to provide up to 73% reduced power consumption without affecting network performance.
According to the company the DGS-1005D is one of four environmentally-friendly small office/home office (SOHO) unmanaged gigabit switches. The next-generation D-Link 8-Port (DGS-1008D), 16-port (DGS-1016D) and 24-port (DGS-1024D) unmanaged gigabit switches will also be offered with enhanced power-savings later in 2009.
When connected devices are powered down the DGS-1005D multi-port desktop switch can reportedly realise up to 73% in power usage savings, when compared with non-Green D-Link conventional switches. The same devices, when used for 10 hours and then powered down for 14 hours over a 24-hour period, when connected via Ethernet cables, represent a 66% energy reduction.
The second-generation releases of the DGS-1000D series desktop switches are part of the D-Link Green technology computing initiative, which includes manufacturing environmentally-responsible products, eco-friendly packaging and optimising devices for ENERGY STAR certification.
D-Link's Green technology conserves energy by recognising when a port is active or inactive and then it adjusts its power accordingly. It is also capable of altering power usage in relation to the length of its cable, conserving energy use for both the user and the environment without affecting performance, the company said.
No pricing details were disclosed.
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|Date:||Feb 19, 2009|
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