Zyxel Networks’ switches offer SMBs essential energy-saving solution to combat rising costs
Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 20, 2023—Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI-powered cloud networking solutions, is offering businesses an opportunity to reduce energy expenditure, streamline operations and align with sustainability goals through its range of energy-saving switches.
As electricity prices have continued to rise over the past couple of years, major research suggests that small businesses are some of the most exposed economic players, with cost reductions being a matter of survival for many. Zyxel Networks’ switches offer a pertinent solution to this challenge, helping businesses to identify areas where efficiencies can be increased and energy-saving actions taken.
Immediate savings with PoE scheduling
The simple act of powering-down connected devices during non-working hours could save businesses hundreds of dollars per year. With the PoE Scheduling feature, which is supported in Zyxel Networks’ Smart Managed, Layer 2 Plus, and Layer 3 Access PoE switches, users can determine when switches supply power to connected devices and at what time the power will automatically cut off.
In a typical small to medium-sized business (SMB) environment, where 20 PoE APs are installed, scheduling them to power-down during non-working hours can translate to savings of up to USD $3131 each year. The cost saving is just one simple step away via the switch management interface.
Smart fan equals smart savings
In addition to the PoE scheduling feature, select Zyxel switches, such as the XGS2220 series, boast a smart fan design. This innovation automatically adjusts the fan speed in relation to the device temperature, stopping it from wasting energy by constantly running at full power. For businesses using ten switches with a smart fan design, such as the XGS2220-54FP, the potential savings per year2 could easily cover a decent coffee machine for the office.
PoE consumption mode to optimize network TCO
Further savings can be unlocked through the PoE consumption mode of Zyxel Networks’ switches. Integral to its Smart Managed, Layer 2 Plus, and Layer 3 Access PoE switches, this gauges the power consumption status of each device, ensuring they only receive the power they need. This not only conserves energy, but also reserves more of the power budget to accommodate additional devices, reducing the network’s total cost of ownership (TCO).
“SMBs are under increased pressure from macroeconomic challenges, especially rising energy costs,” said Mr. Kell Lin, Senior Associate Vice President of Zyxel Networks’ Networking Strategic Business Unit. “These businesses need technologies that drive efficiency alongside sustainability, helping them to cut power consumption and save money at the same time. Our switches, with their energy-saving features, can provide some quick wins and much-needed respite in these trying times.”
Zyxel Networks offers a comprehensive range of network switches – from unmanaged to Layer 3 aggregation, standalone to cloud-managed, gigabit to 10G speeds – offering businesses tailor-made solutions to their unique challenges. To find out more about Zyxel Networks’ switches visit: https://www.zyxel.com/global/en/products/switch
1The savings calculation is based on a network with 20 APs of 15W power consumption turned off 118 hours per week for 52 weeks, using current electricity prices in major regions. Actual estimate may vary depending on the condition and location where the devices are operated.
2The savings calculation is based on the power saving of 17Watt per hour of a smart-fan switch (XGS2220-54FP) compared to a non-smart-fan switch operation at full speed. Estimate savings at USD $255 per network each year. Actual estimate may vary depending on the condition and location where the devices are operated.
About Zyxel Networks
Zyxel Networks is a leading provider of secure, AI-powered cloud networking solutions for SMBs and the enterprise-edge. We deliver seamless connectivity and flexible scalability through subscription services, all backed by robust security. With a reputation built on decades of unlocking potential and helping people adapt to the changing workplace, Zyxel Networks has earned the trust of over 1 million businesses across 150 markets.