D-Link is extending its Green Ethernet line of products with a pair of multi-port Gigabit switches said to reduce power consumption without hampering operational performance.
The DGS-1016D 16-port switch and the DGS-1024 24-port switch are manufactured under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (FoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives, and are optimized for certification under the federal government's Energy Star program.
D-Link's Green Ethernet platform aims to cut energy usage by nearly 45 percent through a range of power-down and network discovery techniques. For example, the switches automatically enter standby mode when desktops or other peripherals are shut down. They can also determine the length of cable runs and adjust power to suit the particular link.
The addition of the DGS-1000 line to the Green Ethernet platform moves the technology into the high-performance realm. Previously, the system was reserved for the smaller DGS-2200 line of 5- and 8-port desktop switches.