Switched on and up – You can be with Melco's new S100/2 network switch [£2'099]. "When conceptualizing the gen2 version, Melco's engineers identified increasing demands placed on networks and data switches in the home where in addition to audio devices, extra bandwidth loads come from TVs, set-top boxes and games consoles. So the new S100/2 benefits from an upgrade to 6x1GB Ethernet ports coupled with 2x100MB ports for audio. The configuration retains the speed-mix advantages of the original S100 but adds greater speeds to bandwidth-hungry devices. Internally it gains an improved power circuit board with a carefully selected AC adapter. The S100/2 also retains the small-form-factor pluggable connections of the original model which allow upgrades to optical fiber connections. Finally an LED indicator on/off button allows users to switch off the flashing effect as data transfers."