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.