D-Link Introduces Energy-Efficient Gigabit and Ethernet Metal Switches
The switches are packaged in a rugged metal enclosure and can be mounted on the desktop or walls via a built-in mount.Unified networking solutions provider D-Link expanded its line of network switches with the DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit Ethernet and DES-105 and DES-108 Fast Ethernet metal switches. Available in five- and eight-port form factors, these unmanaged switches offer small to medium-size businesses (SMB) high-speed networking and intelligent data streaming with quality of service (QoS) prioritization, and leverage the company's green technology to save on power consumption. The switches are packaged in a rugged metal enclosure providing security and reliability, and can be mounted on the desktop or walls via a built-in mount. The DGS-105 and DGS-108 Gigabit Ethernet metal switches provide data transfer speeds of up to 2,000M bps. The switches support IEEE 802.1p QoS, which organizes and prioritizes time-sensitive and important data for efficient delivery for streaming media, voice over IP (VoIP) calling and online gaming.
The switches are also 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet compliant and can detect when a computer is shut down or when there is no Ethernet traffic, automatically shutting down the port. The company said this could save up to 85 percent on power consumption.