R&D Innovations

PLANET has dedicated to providing a complete range of high-quality and high value-added networking products and solutions. The company’s main products include Network Management Systems, LAN switches, industrial Ethernet, industrial automation, Power over Ethernet (PoE) products, fiber networks, wireless LAN, network security, IP surveillance, VoIP, broadband communication, home automation, network peripherals, etc. Year by year, PLANET’s product research and development is increasingly directed at innovative network technologies. At the same time, the company is highly concerned about the global climate change and committed to developing green-designed and renewable energy network products. At PLANET, equal importance is attached to technological innovation and environmental protection.

Green Product Development

With its emphasis on the R&D of eco-friendly product design, PLANET set standards to developing products with “green” design, from technical development, sourcing, manufacturing, product use, transporting and recycling. PLANET is actively engaged in innovative research and development, and constantly develops advanced technologies to consolidate its leading position in the network communications industry.

Development of Renewable Energy Network Products

PLANET is a global leader and the only brand in Taiwan with complete energy-saving management technology of Ethernet power supply networks. The company is the first brand in Taiwan to integrate renewable energy and Ethernet transmission technology, which can greatly improve the efficiency of network power transmission and smart power saving management, optimize energy use and reduce the use of network consumables so that the construction of the network is not restricted by the region, thus speeding up the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) and IIoT.

PLANET Renewable Energy network product series is designed for off-grid renewable energy applications in natural reserves or remote areas, in which, PLANET Renewable Energy Management Controller (NMS-360V) is the world’s first controller that integrates green technology and exclusive intelligent PoE management functions. The NMS-360V can centrally manage a network of up to 512 PLANET BSP-360 Renewable Energy PoE Managed Switches and 2048 IP Cameras and Wireless APs from a central office, greatly boosting network and power management efficiency. As the power of the network infrastructure comes from renewable energy sources like solar power, wind power or hydro power, there is no need for utility power. Through one NMS-360V controlling over 512 BSP-360 units in a decade, for example, it would eliminate about 3516 tons of CO2 emissions, amounting to nearly 300,000 trees absorbing the CO2 emissions, thus limiting global warming and climate changes.

Regular Reviews of Green Product Design

PLANET holds regular management review meetings to review the performance of its green products and the achievement of its goals for R&D innovation.

  • In 2021, there were a total of 25 PoE products with non-peak hour power-saving design, indicating a 100% adoption rate, which was better than the target for adoption of power-saving design in PoE products.
  • In 2021, a total of 90 new product items were developed, among which 88 new items were packaged in environmentally friendly boxes, which was better than the established annual target (30 items).
  • Year 2019 2020 2021
    PoE products with non-peak hour power-saving design (Models with network management capability) 100% 100% 100%
    Target 60% 60% 60%
    New products with environmentally friendly packaging 67 110 88
    Target 30 30 30
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