Monday, August 23, 2010

Allied Telesis Switch Cuts Power Consumption with Firmware Upgrade

Allied Telesis announced a firmware upgrade for its range of AT-9000 series eco-friendly Gigabit Layer-2 switches that cuts power consumption by 6% on average, enabling the switch to run cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning, and lowering utility bills. Allied Telesis has achieved even higher-power efficiency with the firmware upgrade for its AT-9000/28 port switch. Maximum power consumption is reduced by 7.5 percent to 29.5 watts and regular power consumption is reduced by 6.1 percent to 27.7 watts.

The AT-S100 v2.0 firmware upgrade also improves security by adding IEEE 802.1x support, allowing the new switch to be installed in networks where IT managers employ user authentication, higher security is required, and software such as Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) or Symantec Network Access Control (SNAC) is deployed.


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