SMC Network switch saves power consumption

SMC Networks' SMC FS1601 switch

SMC Networks, a provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, has launched the SMC EZ Switch 10/100, the SMC FS1601 and the SMC FS2401.

The Fast Ethernet switch is simple to set up-and network migration is seamless as the rack-mountable switches are equipped with 10/100 Mbps auto MDI/MDIX ports.

“SMC’s Green Saving technology offers small and medium-sized businesses practical, real-world methods to reduce costs and cut carbon emissions.

For example, by simply asking users to turn off their PCs when not in use and by reducing unnecessary cabling in the office, businesses can significantly lower their IT costs. This is also a forceful step towards burnishing green credentials in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world,” says Frank Emmerlich, European and African Marketing Manager.

Paul Luff, SMC Networks South Africa Country Manager says the solution reflects the global push towards eco-friendly networking infrastructure and the transfer of related benefit to the consumer.

“The EZ switches support the latest standard in energy efficient Ethernet and also priority queuing. In practice this means the products use significantly less power than their non-green counterparts without impacting on network performance. It also results in lower electricity bills,” says Luff.

“Priority queuing will add significant value when time-sensitive data, such as voice and video, are streamed across the network. Other features such as auto-MDIX on all ports and a fan-less design equate to even greater value going forward,” says Luff.

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