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Environmental Software Briefing: JouleX, Veolia, LMI

JouleX has unveiled the first three products in its JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) line: JEM for PCs, JEM for Distributed Office and JEM for Data Center. The company said the three offerings are designed to help enterprises target their biggest sources of energy consumption. But the products have a number of features in common. The offerings all measure utilization and energy usage by device, without installing software agents on each device. They also all power-manage devices without the use of device agents or hardware meters, eliminating the need for changes to network and security configurations, JouleX said. JEM for PCs allows companies to baseline, monitor, analyze and control the energy consumed by all personal computing devices across the enterprise, including Windows and Linux PCs and laptops, Macintosh, and thin clients, as well as monitors. JEM for Distributed Office offers all the same functions, and also includes support for printers, copiers, servers, access points, network switches and VoIP phones. JEM for Data Centers measures dynamic energy consumption and utilization of any device attached to the network and supports devices such as physical and virtual servers, routers, switches, storage, power distribution units (PDUs) and other devices and systems. All the products are available now, with pricing on a per-device basis.

In other energy management device news, Onset Computer Corporation, has announced availability of the HOBO UX120 Pulse Logger (pictured), a four-channel energy data logger that combines the functionality of four separate data loggers into a single unit. The product enables energy management professionals, from energy auditors to building commissioners, to easily track building energy consumption, equipment runtimes, and water and gas flow rates, Onset said.

The logger can simultaneously measure and record pulse signals, events, state changes, and runtimes, and is capable of storing up to four million measurements, enabling longer deployments with fewer site visits, Onset added.

Solid waste management company Veolia Environmental Services has signed a three-year contract to deploy DriveCam’s Managed Service Program across its entire fleet. The platform is designed to promote safe and efficient driving by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching, reducing collision-related costs and fuel consumption.

Finally, non-profit consulting firm LMI has launched its Climate Change Knowledge Engine™ (LMI-CliCKE™), which the company describes as “a groundbreaking tool for the easy consumption of climate change data”. The tool combines open-source semantic web technology and data from the public domain, allowing users to analyze, evaluate and compare nearly 3,000 scientific findings related to climate change. Users can search and filter these climate change findings on the basis of various criteria, including level of scientific uncertainty, region, period of projections, and topic.

The findings are drawn from the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“There’s a lot of important, specific data out there on the impacts of climate change that can be useful to leaders at the federal, state and local levels,” LMI Energy and Environment Program Director John Selman said. “Unfortunately, that data has been difficult to access and interpreting it can be demanding. Our CliCKE tool fixes these problems.”

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