TRENDnet Launches 4 New 16 and 24 Port Switches With Embedded Energy Saving GREENnet(TM) Technology
TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless
networking hardware brand today announces the launch of 4 new GREENnet
switches: the 16-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch (model TE100-S16g),
24-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch (model TE100-S24g), 16-Port Gigabit
GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S16g) and 24-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model
TEG-S24g); each switch utilizes integrated energy saving GREENnet™
GREENnet™ is a TRENDnet switch-based technology that determines and
supplies the appropriate amount of electrical power to each hardwired
switching port as required by the connected device, by the port, or by the
length of the connected Ethernet cable. GREENnet™ technology can reduce
the given device's power consumption by up to 70%.
GREENnet™ solutions automatically detect if an Ethernet port is not in
use and will reduce the amount of power sent to the respective unused port.
A port may not be in use when either no device is connected to the port or
when the device that is connected to the port is powered down or in Standby
Mode. Regular switches do not have this capability, and therefore consume
more power while performing the same networking function.
Less power is required to send data over shorter cable lengths.
GREENnet™ technology automatically detects the length of the cable that
connects the Ethernet port to the networked device and adjusts the power
supply accordingly. This technology functions automatically, requires no
management and has no effect on product performance.
Energy savings produced by the switch vary depending on switch loading and
the cost of electricity for a given location. Preliminary testing reveals
that under moderate loading scenarios the 16 and 24 port 10/100Mbps
GREENnet Switches can yield energy savings between US $5 - $10 per year and
the 16 and 24 port Gigabit GREENnet Switches can yield energy savings
between US $10 - $20 per year with an assumed electrical cost of US $0.15
per kilowatts hour.
"TRENDnet's GREENnet™ technology is a seamless solution that reduces
power consumption without affecting product performance. No management is
required, it simply works when you turn on the device," stated Zak Wood,
Director of Global Marketing for TRENDnet. "TRENDnet first integrated
GREENnet™ technology into our wireless n routers in October of 2008. The
cumulative energy savings of all of GREENnet switches sold will produce a
measured and important benefit."
The switches will be available within a few months. Visit www.trendnet.com
for more information on GREENnet™ technology and other TRENDnet green
Contact Information: TRENDnet
20675 Manhattan Place
Torrance, CA 90501