Zyxel Networks’ switches offer SMBs essential energy-saving solution to combat rising costs

Zyxel Networks’ switches help businesses to weather the storm and align with sustainability goals through energy-saving networks.

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.

“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.”

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 $313, GBP £626, Euro € 365 or NTD $6900 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 Networks 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 year** 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).

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://il.zyxel.com/uk/en-gb/products/switch

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.

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