D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today expanded its leadership role in the development of energy-saving networking products and initiatives with the introduction of the first Green managed switch - the D-Link Green™ 16-port Managed Gigabit Switch (DGS-3200-16).
D-Link Green Technology automatically detects 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 that has heat sensors that maintains 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. D-Link Green technology has enabled its managed switch products to provide an environmentally friendly solution.
As the first company to introduce Green networking solutions, D-Link now offers a complete line of Green Technology products, including switches, Wi-Fi routers, network attached storage (NAS), Internet-enabled digital photo frames and, coming soon, new D-Link Green™ Powerline network adapters.
"Public awareness and legislative action worldwide have created demands for improvements in energy efficiency for networking equipment," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. "D-Link is committed to taking the lead in developing innovative, power-saving networking technology that is ideal for both home and business environments, yet doesn't add extra costs or sacrifice performance."
D-Link has launched a new website, www.dlinkgreen.com, 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)
- Use D-Link's eco-friendly sustainable packaging (such as sleeveless design and soy ink)
Price and Availability
The DGS-3200-16 L2 Gigabit managed switch is expected to be available by Q2 of 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.