With a typical Return on Investment of less than 12 months, one simple way to save money and reduce Co2 is through proper energy management of your office computers. Computers are a vital part of every office’s operations. The typical office has at least one PC per employee. Often these computers are left on far longer than they need to, using energy and costing you money. Research has shown that desktop computers are the single biggest users of electricity in any office - and that 30% to 60% of this energy is wasted.
If your system is networked to a central server, you can automate the shut down or turn off process through power management software. This type of software can be configured to enforce power saving settings across your entire network. Using these software tools, you set the policy and your staff do not have to think about it.
Our power management software automatically shuts down PCs and peripherals (monitors etc) according to a daily schedule set by your network administrator; this saves your electricity, your money.
Our power management software consists of two elements, server/client based software to schedule the computers to power down each day and a hardware element - a surge protected smart power block. The block senses when a computer has powered down and switches off power to any connected peripherals such as monitors, speakers, printers or routers.
Networked computers are identified by the server software; once identified; individual machines are allocated to user created groups. Each group can then have a power down and up schedule attached to it. Typically, power down is scheduled for shortly after the end of the normal work day. When powered down, all computers draw minimal power - all monitors, printers, scanner, speakers and USB peripherals are switched off. At a time you choose before the start of the day, the computers are reactivated and power is returned to the peripherals. Users simply log on to return their workstation to the state they left it in at the end of the previous day. For added flexibility there is a user override facility and 365 day 24/7 programmable calendar functionality so you have complete control.
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