TRENDnet Launches Embedded GREENnetT Gigabit Routers

by Sarah Hu on January 9, 2009

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand today announces the launch of the 5-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S50g) and the 8-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S80g) with integrated energy saving GREENnetT Technology.

GREENnetT 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. GREENnetT technology can reduce the given device’s power consumption by up to 70%.

GREENnetT 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. GREENnetT 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 affect on product performance.

“TRENDnet’s GREENnetT technology is a seamless solution that reduces product power consumption without affecting 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 GREENnetT technology into our wireless n routers in October of 2008. GREENnetT technology helps to reduce our carbon footprint in a small but important way.”

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