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New 16- and 24-Port Unmanaged SMC Switches Bring Advantage of Green Ethernet to the Desktop

EZ Switches Combine Ease of Installation and Top Performance with Cost-Saving Green Design

Barcelona, Spain – 03 May 2011. SMC Networks (, a leading provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announced the launch of the latest members to the EZ Switch™ 10/100 family, the SMCFS1601 and SMCFS2401. With no configuration required, each Fast Ethernet switch is simple to set up--and network migration is seamless as the rack-mountable switches are equipped with 10/100 Mbps auto MDI/MDIX ports.

Relying on SMC’s proprietary Green Saving technology and adhering to IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, 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, both switches actively detect the presence of short cables and then determine the appropriate power level based on cable length.

Frank Emmerlich, European Marketing Manager, stated: “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.”


  • Support IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet

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.

  • Support 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.

  • 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.

  • Metal Chassis

The compact, rack-mountable metal chassis is ideal for desktop or rack mounting applications.

  • Fan-less Design

Innovative engineering eliminates the need for fans, thus ensuring silent operation in the home or office.