As part of its green IT initiative, D-Link is rolling out a 16-port managed Gigabit switch that can monitor the status of the switch and power down the ports that are not linked. In addition, the D-Link switch includes a smart fan that automatically kicks on when the temperature inside the device reaches 95 degrees. The new switch is part of D-Link's green technology program, which includes Wi-Fi routers, NAS devices and, soon, network adapters.
D-Link Systems is adding to its portfolio of energy-efficient
networking products with the introduction of its new green managed
D-Link April 8 released the D-Link Green 16-port Managed Gigabit
Switch, which can automatically monitor the status of the device and
reduce the power to ports that are not linked, according to company
In addition, the switch-officially named the DSG-320-16
switch-includes a smart fan that has heat sensors. The sensors maintain
the temperature of the device and will automatically turn on the fan
when the devices temperature goes above 95 degrees.
D-Link offers a host of energy-efficient switches and other products that are part of its D-Link Green Technology initiative
The company also has energy-saving Wi-Fi routers, NAS (network-attached
storage) devices, and Internet-enabled digital photo frames. In
addition, the company will soon release D-Link Green Powerline network
In a message on the company's Website, John Lee, chairman of
D-Link's board of directors, said the company's efforts at energy
efficiency are aimed at how the company operates as well as the
products it sells.
"Our customers, employees and investors are increasingly concerned
about -green computing,'" Lee said. "We recognize our corporate
responsibilities as an international entity, and we are committed to
protecting the environment."
In a statement, President and CEO Steven Joe said demand for
energy-efficient technology was coming from "public awareness and
legislative action worldwide."
In a new Website outlining its green initiatives, D-Link officials
talk about the ways the company is saving energy, including protecting
the environment from harmful substances and using recyclable packaging
to reduce the amount of waste. There also is an overview of the
company's energy-efficient products.