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TRENDnet launches "green" switches

updated 11:25 pm EST, Wed January 14, 2009

GREENnet embedded routers

TRENDnet last week two Gigabit Routers embedded with GREENnet technology, the 5-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S50g) and the 8-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S80g). Designed to reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent, the GREENnet technology will automatically detect if an Ethernet port is not being used and will lower the amount of power being sent to the un-used port. It can also detect the length of an Ethernet cord and adjust the power output in order to use less power for shorter cords.

GREENnet will feel a port is not in use when either no device is connected, or when the device that is connected to the port is powered down or on standby. The features offered by this technology require no management and should not affect product performance. More information can be obtained on the company's site.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no info available

    Searching for 'GREENnet' on their web site results in zero hits. Also not listed in their 'router' products.

  1. Gepard

    Joined: Dec 1969


    products are not listed

    I agree. There is no information available on the TRENDNET website.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    GREENnet link

    There's a button labeled "Green Initiatives" on the left side of the page that leads to a page with the GREENnet button which will take you here.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no apologist here

    If I might ask, that's UP TO 70% of how miniscule of a current?

    I wonder how current regulation would stack up against a fiber (light) network. Would the transmit/receive switches for fiber use more power or less?

    MOST importantly, what would actually save you more money, if any, within a few years?

    Probably neither.

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