D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and
business has introduced a “green managed switch” — the D-Link Green
16-port Managed Gigabit Switch.

D-Link Green Technology automatically detects a device link status
and reduces the power usage of ports that aren’t linked. When
detecting a link down, the DGS-3200-16 can save up to 14.28 percent
in power usage without sacrificing network performance, according to
Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems.

In addition, the DGS-3200-16 switch includes a smart fan that has
heat sensors that maintain the temperature of the device for optimum
performance, he adds. The fan turns off by default and automatically
turns on when the system operation temperature reaches or surpasses 9
degrees F to reduce noise pollution and energy consumption.

The DGS-3200-16 L2 Gigabit managed switch is expected to be available
in the second quarter of the year from D-Link’s vast network of
value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors,
and at the company’s online store,
(http://www.dlinkshop.com). Pricing will be determined when shipments
begin. D-Link now offers a complete line of Green Technology
products, including switches, Wi-Fi routers, network attached storage
(NAS), Internet-enabled digital photo frames and, coming soon, new
D-Link Green Powerline network adapters.

What’s more, D-Link has launched a new web site
(http://www.dlinkgreen.com) that outlines the company’s Green