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D-LINK EXPANDS GREEN TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE WITH NEXT-GENERATION POWER-SAVING SWITCHES
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:39:00 AM
 
Multi-Port Switches Now Provide up to 73% Reduced Power Consumption Without Sacrificing Operational Performance

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., February 17, 2009 — D-Link's best Green switches just got greener. The end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, and the first company to introduce green technology to computer networking, today expanded its leadership role in the development of energy-saving products and initiatives. It is introducing the second-generation D-Link® 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (DGS-2205) which provides up to 73% reduced power consumption* without sacrificing network performance.

Shipping now, the DGS-2205 is one of four environmentally friendly small office/home office (SOHO) unmanaged gigabit switches that will ship this year with newly enhanced power-savings. The next-generation D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (DGS-2208). The 16-port (DGS-1016D) and 24-port (DGS-1024D) unmanaged gigabit switches will also receive enhanced power-savings later this year.

The second-generation releases of the D-Link DGS-2200 series multi-port desktop switches are part of an award-winning company-wide D-Link Green™ technology computing initiative that includes manufacturing environmentally-responsible products, eco-friendly packaging, optimizing devices for ENERGY STAR certification, and providing consumer education and recycling programs.

"Our goal is to maintain industry leadership as a pioneer of Green networking technology by building in even more energy-saving features into our products without sacrificing performance," said Steven Joe, president and CEO or D-Link Systems, Inc., “We plan to continue the momentum of success we've realized with our first generation Green products as we seek new avenues that protect the environment and help our customers save money in the process."

The DGS-2205 Green desktop switch

When connected and powered down, the DGS-2205 D-Link Green switch can save up to 73 percent when compared with non-Green D-Link conventional switches.

The same device, when used for 10 hours and then powered down for 14 hours over a 24-hour period, when connected via Ethernet cables, represents a 66 percent energy reduction.**

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