Mumbai: D-Link India Ltd has introduced its innovative 'Green Ethernet' technology Gigabit switches that would help reduce power consumption and save on energy costs without sacrificing operational performance or functionality.
The D-Link Green Ethernet range of switches, which targets SMB users, have been designed for a more eco-friendly concept in saving the earth's environment as part of the global warming alert, the company said in a filing with the Bombay Stock exchange (BSE).
D-Link said its green products are compliant with RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) since 2006 and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) since 2005, which are both implemented across the European Union member states.
RoHS directives restrict the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame-retardants.
WEEE directive aims at minimising the impact of electrical and electronic goods on the environment by increasing re-use and recycling, and reducing the amount of WEEE going to landfill.
D-Link's innovative Green Ethernet technology has special power-saving features that detect link status and cable length to adjust power usage. With this technology, power consumption of network devices can be greatly reduced, which means less heat dissipation, extended product life, and lower operating costs, the company said in its statement.
Some of the key benefits of the Green Ethernet technology include: saving power when desktop-to-switches are idle and optimising power usage on dynamic detection of cable length.
The Gigabit Ethernet market is expected to rise significantly in the coming years with rapid succession over the 10/100 Mbps market for port shipments. D-Link's SOHO gigabit switches would be the first to use Green Ethernet technology. These switches are designed to be extremely easy-to-use so that no extensive management or set-up is required, and to provide economy of scale. The switches are able to fulfil essential needs of Home / SOHO, midsize networks, and branch office LANs, the company said in its statement.