Nortel tells IT pros to avoid the 'Cisco energy tax'

Nortel banner at the expo entrance at Interop

Among the bold claims being made at Interop Las Vegas 2008, perhaps the boldest was Nortel's assertion that its network gear consumes 50 percent less power than Cisco's.

Take a look at Nortel's aggressive Interop campaign in these photos of the Expo Hall and the ad card that Nortel had inserted in all attendee badges. Also, read the blog post Nortel claims that it is siphoning network customers from Cisco

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Senior Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.