Managed switch automatically adjusts power usage

When detecting a link down, the switch is said to save up to 14.28% in power usage without sacrificing network performance.

04/14/2009


Fountain Valley, CAD-Link , an end-to-end networking solutions provider, has introduced the D-Link Green 16-port Managed Gigabit Switch (DGS-3200-16) for Ethernet
D-Link Green Technology is said to automatically detect a device link status and reduces the power usage of ports that are not linked. When detecting a link down, the DGS-3200-16 can save up to 14.28% in power usage without sacrificing network performance.
In addition, the DGS-3200-16 switch includes a smart fan with heat sensors that maintain the temperature of the device for optimum performance. The fan turns off by default and automatically turns on when the system operation temperature reaches or surpasses 95°F to reduce noise pollution and energy consumption.
The company has also launched www.dlinkgreen.com , a Website that outlines the company's green initiatives, such as conserving energy, protecting the environment from harmful substances and reducing waste by using recyclable packaging. The site also provides an overview of D-Link Green technology that provides eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance.
In addition, D-Link has instituted a program to which all of its Green solutions must comply before being labeled D-Link Green. In order to qualify, products must adhere to requirements that:

  • Incorporate D-Link's energy-saving technology;

  • Comply with green initiatives (such as WEEE, RoHS, and ENERGY STAR); and

  • Use D-Link's eco-friendly sustainable packaging (such as sleeveless design and soy ink)

The DGS-3200-16 L2 Gigabit managed switch is expected to be available in Q2 of 2009 from D-Link's vast network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com.
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