Network products supplier D-Link International has launched the Green Ethernet technology and the environmentally friendly series of home and small office and home office gigabit switches in Southeast Asia.
D-Link claims that it is the first company to introduce the Green Ethernet technology to Gigabit switches in the networking industry. It also introduced DGS-1005D, DGS-1008D, DGS-1016D and DGS-1024D product series.
According to the company, this technology decreases energy costs and reduces power consumption by automatically detecting a link’s status and cable length and adjusting power usage accordingly. It also helps computers to consume less power when its shut down.
This Green Ethernet technology initiative not only benefits both our ecosystem and Home/SOHO users, it also emphasizes our strong commitment to protecting the environment, said Peter Lim, vice president Southeast Asia at D-Link. With the launch of the new series of Gigabit switches, we will be extending this green technology to other product ranges, and developing more eco-friendly products that comply with Restruction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment(WEEE) directives.
RoHS directives restrict the use of specific dangerous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic goods, while WEEE applies standards for proper disposal and recycling of products.
In October 2007, D-Link launched the DGS-2200 series multi-port desktop switches to decrease energy costs by reducing power consumption.
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