D-Link Passes Energy Tests

D-Link has announced results of a power consumption test – conducted by Broadband-Testing Labs – validating its claims that its Green Ethernet switches deliver true energy savings. D-Link was first to market with Green Ethernet products last year; now, as an increasing number of commercial and public sector organisations are taking proactive measures to reduce their energy consumption, D-Link is the first network vendor to have its energy-saving claims independently validated.

Steve Broadhead, Director Broadband-Testing Labs, said “Not only are the consumption figures well below any published figures currently available, but are below those D-Link itself made available from internal testing. The figures include full line rate traffic testing, itself a testament to the ability of the D-Link switches, given their competitive pricing, to be able to perform at full line rate.” Broadhead added, “D-Link was first to market with Green Ethernet products and made claims about energy-efficiency that have been validated by these tests.”

The research results provide current and potential D-Link customers with the reassurance that with its Green Ethernet switches, it is not paying lip-service to the current environmental zeitgeist, but actually creating products that deliver measureable energy savings.

Nigel Moulton, VP Enterprise and SME, D-Link Europe, said, “Going green and reducing power consumption is an absolute requirement for many customers, so products must deliver on their green promise. As such, we are delighted that these tests confirm the unique energy-saving capability of D-Link’s business-class switches; an achievement that has not come at the expense of the switches’ performance or price point.”

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