D-Link today became the first manufacturer to produce Green home network Wi-Fi routers capable of saving up to 40 percent in power usage.
The end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, D-Link is expanding its Green Initiative by adding eco-friendly features to its award-winning Xtreme N(TM) line of Wi-Fi Internet routers to decrease energy costs by reducing power consumption without sacrificing performance.
The Wi-Fi routers integrate D-Link® Green Ethernet(TM) technology, an innovative energy-saving technology that automatically detects link status and network cable length, then adjusts power accordingly. The D-Link routers also feature Wi-Fi scheduling that allows customers to easily program when the Wi-Fi radio signals are turned on and off to further save energy consumption. Now shipping and incorporating the Green technology are the D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655), D-Link Xtreme N Duo(TM) Media Router (DIR-855), and the D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500).
"D-Link is working to take the lead in integrating innovative, power-saving technology into our home and business networking solutions that doesn't sacrifice performance or functionality," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. "By offering green upgrades to some of our most popular Wi-Fi routers, we're helping protect the environment while our customers save money in the process."
The D-Link Green Wi-Fi Routers achieve optimal energy savings when used with the Wi-Fi Scheduler, which provides a user-selectable radio shutdown option (adjustable by day and start/end times). Under the most favorable conditions with no wired links active and Wi-Fi turned off, users may achieve the following power savings when compared to a D-Link conventional router without Green technology: DIR-655, up to 32%; DIR-855, up to 41%; and DGL-4500, up to 31%.
Along with the Green upgrade, the selected D-Link routers now support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a much larger address space that allows greater flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic, offering benefits such as hierarchical addressing structure, additional security and greater mobility.
The introduction of the Green Ethernet enabled D-Link Wi-Fi Router series is part of an ongoing company-wide 'Green' computing initiative that includes manufacturing environmentally-responsible products, optimizing devices for ENERGY STAR certification, providing consumer education and recycling programs, and distributing the network technology industry brief titled "Green Computing and D-Link: The Green Movement and Specific D-Link Solutions Reduce Detrimental Impacts on the Environment."
The incorporation of Green Ethernet technology into Xtreme N series routers re-emphasizes D-Link's strong commitment to protecting the environment, leading to the development of eco-friendly products that comply with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives. The RoHS directive limits the use of specific hazardous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic goods while WEEE applies standards for proper disposal and recycling of products.
"The time is right to offer consumers and organizations innovative Green technologies that embrace environmental concerns, offer cost savings and maximize performance," Joe added.
Price and Availability
The D-Link DIR-655, DIR-855 and DGL-4500 are all available now through D-Link's network of retail outlets, value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors, or at the company's online store, www.dlinkshop.com, for the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149.99 for the DIR-655, $359.99 for the DIR-855 and $239.99 for the DGL-4500.