SMC Networks, a leading provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announces the launch of the latest members to the EZ Switch™ 10/100 family, the SMCFS501, SMCFS801, and SMCFS2601. With no configuration required, each Fast Ethernet switch is simple to set up--and network migration is seamless as the switches are equipped with 10/100 Mbps auto MDI/MDIX ports.
Relying on SMC’s proprietary Green Saving technology, the switches allow less power consumption during periods of low activity by detecting both link status and cable distance, thus saving on costs as well as reducing carbon emissions. The switches are able to auto-detect link status and automatically cut off power at a given port during periods when unconnected or a PC is turned off, without any affect on performance or stability. In addition, each switch actively detects the presence of short cables and then determines the appropriate power level based on cable length.
Jo Chang, European Product Manager, states: “SMC’s Green Saving technology offers small and medium-sized businesses practical, real-world methods to reduce costs and cut carbon emissions. For example, by simply asking users to turn off their PCs when not in use and by reducing unnecessary cabling in the office, businesses can significantly lower their IT costs. This is also a forceful step towards burnishing green credentials in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world.”
The SMCFS501, SMCFS801, and SMCFS2601 join SMC’s existing lines of high performance unmanaged Fast Ethernet and unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switches. Please see your local SMC reseller for further information.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Green Saving Technology
These eco-friendly switches consume significantly less power than their non-Green counterparts without sacrificing network performance. The result is lower electricity bills for your home or office and a healthier environment for everyone.
- Auto MDI/MDI-X on Each Port
Auto-MDIX on all ports makes cross-over cables a memory for these plug and play-ready members of the SMC EZ Switch™ family.
- Fan-less Design
Innovative engineering eliminates the need for fans, thus ensuring silent operation in the home or office.
- IEEE 802.1p QoS Priority Queuing
When the switches receive a frame tagged with an 802.1p priority tag, they will place it into a priority queue. This is useful in implementations where time-sensitive data such as voice and video are streamed across the network (SMCFS2601 only).
- Gigabit Uplink Ports
The SMCFS2601 includes two Gigabit uplink RJ-45 ports suitable for connection to a network backbone or network attached storage (NAS) device (SMCFS2601 only).
- Metal Chassis
The compact, rack-mountable metal chassis is ideal for desktop or rack mounting applications (SMCFS2601 only).