Friday, July 18, 2008

Netgear Switch Awarded Certified Green Status

A Netgear switch designed for use by small to medium-sized businesses has been awarded Certified Green status by Miercom.

The ProSafe 48-port Gigabit Smart Switch (GS748T) was praised for its energy efficiency in recent testing by the consultancy.

Meircom evaluated more than a dozen switches for power consumption and found Netgear's innovative switch to be one of the best performers.

It said the ProSafe 48-port Gigabit Smart Switch consumed 90 watts or less when all ports were utilised, one of only a handful to do so.

"We were pleased to find that the Netgear GS748T used even less energy than its specifications stated," said Miercom's chief executive Robert Smithers.

Netgear said its switches are attractive to small businesses looking to reduce the cost of running office networks because they are specifically designed to consume less energy.

Last month Netgear's ReadyNAS Duo Home Media Server won a PC World 100 Best Products of 2008 Award. It wasthe second consecutive year that a ReadyNAS product received the accolade.