Torrance, Calif.-based switch vendor TRENDnet nabbed the No. 5 spot on NPD's list, accounting for 5.2 percent of the total switches shipped last year.
TRENDnet in 2013 rolled out a number of new PoE+ switches, including the TPE-1620WS, a 16-port Gigabit switch that comes with full IPv6 support, along with embedded traffic management capabilities. The TPE-1620WS is also ideal for the energy-conscious, TRENDnet said. It comes equipped with the company's GREENnet technology that powers down ports when they are not in use, saving up to 70 percent in power consumption.