D-Link releases new multi-port switches

D-Link is introducing the second-generation D-Link 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (DGS-2205) which provides up to 73% reduced power consumption without sacrificing network performance.

Shipping now, the DGS-2205 is one of four environmentally friendly small office/home office (SOHO) unmanaged gigabit switches that will ship this year with newly enhanced power-savings. The next-generation D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (DGS-2208). The 16-port (DGS-1016D) and 24-port (DGS-1024D) unmanaged gigabit switches will also receive enhanced power-savings later this year.

The second-generation releases of the D-Link DGS-2200 series multi-port desktop switches are part of an award-winning company-wide D-Link Green technology computing initiative that includes manufacturing environmentally-responsible products, eco-friendly packaging, optimizing devices for ENERGY STAR certification, and providing consumer education and recycling programs.

When connected and powered down, the DGS-2205 D-Link Green switch can save up to 73 percent when compared with non-Green D-Link conventional switches. The same device, when used for 10 hours and then powered down for 14 hours over a 24-hour period, when connected via Ethernet cables, represents a 66 percent energy reduction.

Power saving equals cost saving with the new second generation D-Link with MSRP prices set at $59.99 for the DGS-2205 and $79.99 for the DGS-2208. MSRP pricing of the DGS-1016D and DGS-1024D are $219.99 and $249.99 respectively.




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