European Reseller

Helping bring new products to market

Wednesday, Feb 21st

Last updateFri, 16 Jun 2023 8am

You are here: Home Channel People Product Reviews Power-Saving Green Technology to Business Switch Products
Hand Held

Power-Saving Green Technology to Business Switch Products

Computer networking solutions provider D-Link has launched new products for consumers and business, extending its range of power-saving Green Ethernet switches with the introduction of two first-to-market business-class unmanaged Green Ethernet switches. Developed to enable small to medium-sized enterprises to reduce their energy costs and optimise energy efficiency, the new switches claim to deliver energy savings of up to 45%.

As organisations act to reduce operating costs and respond to their environmental responsibilities, D-Link has made it easy for them to migrate to the unmanaged Green Ethernet Switches, by ensuring they deliver the same high performance and competitive pricing as the switches they replace. Nor is network compatibility a barrier to adoption; the unmanaged Green Ethernet Switches have been designed to integrate seamlessly into any network environment, and work effectively regardless of which vendors’ devices they are connected to and from.

The switch can detect when a connected device is offline and will respond by powering down the corresponding port into standby mode, hence reducing the power usage for that port. The DGS-1016D 16-port and the DGS-1024D 24-port high performance Gigabit switches featuring Green Ethernet technology, can deliver power savings of up to 45% when the connected devices are powered down. In addition, traditional switches use full power to send data through the Ethernet cables regardless of cable lengths. Green Ethernet technology provides dynamic detection of cable lengths, reducing the power needed accordingly.

Commenting on the introduction of the unmanaged Green Ethernet Switches, Chris Davies, General Manager, D-Link UK, said: “D-Link leads the market with Green Ethernet solutions by proactively taking the initiative to deliver energy optimizing network solutions. Whether it is on price, performance or principle, the unmanaged Green Ethernet switches deliver a convincing response to the business need for more energy efficient business solutions. With D-Link’s market leading experience in Green Ethernet, combined with the energy and costs savings the technology can deliver, there’s simply no excuse for organisations not to migrate to Green Ethernet solutions.”

D-Link is currently unique in offering Green Ethernet network products. Late last year, it was first to market with a range of Green Ethernet range of products for the home and small business. The expansion of its Green Ethernet range further underscores D-Link’s strategy of developing solutions that position it ahead of competitor offerings, while meeting the performance and functionality demands of the market. D-Link will introduce additional Green Ethernet Business-class switches in 2008.

The incorporation of Green Ethernet technology into these latest switches re-emphasises D-Link's strong commitment to protecting the environment, leading the development of eco-friendly products that comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives. The RoHS directive restricts the use of specific hazardous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic goods while WEEE applies standards for proper disposal and recycling of products.

D-Link has been a pioneer in business networking for more than two decades. With the underpinning network infrastructure an essential part of all businesses, today D-Link switches play a crucial role in ensuring the connectivity and network security of millions of offices. Available with up to 48 ports in a variety of convenient configurations, Layer 2 or 3, Managed or Unmanaged, Web Smart, Gigabit Ethernet, PoE, and Unified Wireless switches, D-Link switches have been developed to meet the needs of a wide range of business applications.