New Boundary Technologies is offering businesses a free 30-day trial of its Web-based PwrSmart Service, a PC power management solution that is said to deliver energy savings and reduce carbon emissions. The Web-based solution requires no up-front infrastructure investment, long-term contract or lengthy subscription agreement.
Targeted at facility managers, finance directors and corporate sustainability officers, the PwrSmart Service costs a fraction of the monthly energy savings organizations will generate by deploying PC power management, says the company.
New Boundary Technologies touts the PwrSmart Service as the industry’s first centralized PC power management solution designed specifically as a Web-based service.
Businesses that implement PC power management on 5,000 PCs can save $350,000 in energy costs annually and prevent nearly 9,000 tons of CO2 emissions, according to New Boundary Technologies. The company says industry estimates cite that PC power management can reduce an organization’s overall annual energy consumption up to 15 percent.
Case-in-point: Ford Motor Company’s new PC Power Management program is expected to save the automaker $1.2 million and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 16,000 to 25,000 metric tons annually.
In the U.S., nearly half of all employees who use computers at work waste $2.8 billion every year powering 108 million unused PCs, according to 1E research.
The PwrSmart solution provides real-time PC energy savings and a built-in energy auditing capability. It also provides ongoing optimization of energy use and reporting for energy rebate and sustainability programs, says the company.
Data analysis is presented in graphs and charts with the ability to click and drill-down for additional energy/cost savings details. Power-management settings are automatically applied without manual intervention, and enforce settings even if end users try to disable or change them.
The user dashboard is accessible from any Web browser with a Silverlight plug-in. Security roles enable individuals to view, analyze and report on energy savings without the risk of impacting PC operation.
Users can control and enforce multiple power settings depending on the time of day for any computer, any setting, any time as well as schedule complete PC shut downs, hibernations or wake-up events based on work schedules and maintenance.
The solution offers pre-packaged or customizable PC power management schemes, which can be configured to keep critical applications running.
PwrSmart Service is compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star requirements for PC power management solutions.
You can download an interactive PwrSmart Service demo here.