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TRENDnet Expands Energy Saving GREENnet™ Desktop Switches Portfolio
TRENDnet (7/1/2009)

TORRANCE, Calif. –June 23, 2009–TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the launch of the energy saving 8-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch (model TE100-S80g), 5-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch (model TE100-S50g) and 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S5g). The switches feature TRENDnet’s embedded environmentally friendly GREENnet™ technology.

GREENnet™ 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. GREENnet™ technology can reduce port-based power consumption by up to 70%.

GREENnet™ 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. Less power is required to send data over shorter cable lengths. GREENnet™ technology automatically detects the length of respective connected cables and adjusts the power supply accordingly. GREENnet™ technology functions automatically, requires no management and has no effect on product performance.

TRENDnet’s compact 8-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch, model TE100-S80g, has eight 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ-45 ports which support Full Duplex mode and deliver a cumulative 1.6Gbps switching capacity. The device works right out of the box, diagnostic LEDs display port status and a sturdy metal housing makes this product a rugged and reliable workstation solution. The TE100-S80g comes with a five year limited warranty and is now available through TRENDnet’s online and retail partners. The MSRP for the TE100-S80g is US $36.

The 5-Port 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch, model TE100-S50g, delivers a switching capacity of 1Gbps with Full-Duplex mode support for all five 10/100Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ-45 ports. The device works right out of the box, diagnostic LEDs display port status and a sturdy metal housing makes this product a rugged and reliable desktop solution. The TE100-S50g comes with a five year limited warranty and is now available through TRENDnet’s online and retail partners. The MSRP for the TE100-S50g is US $28.

The 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch, model TEG-S5g, boosts efficiency and eliminates network congestion with Gigabit speeds and a total switching capacity of 10Gbps with Full-Duplex mode support for all five Gigabit Auto-Negotiation RJ-45 ports. The device offers simple Plug and Play installation, diagnostic LEDs convey port status and Jumbo Frame support transfers more data in less time. The TEG-S5g comes with a five year limited warranty and will be available from TRENDnet’s online and retail partners mid-July. The MSRP for the TEG-S5g is US $56.

“In these challenging times, consumers are looking closely at every product purchase,” stated Brian Chu, Director of Information Technology for TRENDnet. “TRENDnet GREENnet™ switches deliver energy savings at the same performance and price levels as other less efficient products.”