New Boundary Offers PwrSmart PC Power Saving Service

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-08-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The PwrSmart Service from New Boundary Technologies allows cost-conscious businesses to more efficiently run their office computers and offers a variety of energy-saving features.

Configuration management and remote equipment monitoring and control specialist New Boundary Technologies announced the launch of PwrSmart Service, a PC power management solution that aims to deliver energy savings and reduces carbon emissions to meet tightening facility budgets and increased corporate sustainability requirements. Built for facility managers, finance directors and corporate sustainability officers, PwrSmart Service is delivered through a Web browser: The service is free for the first 30 days.

Key features of the service include an interactive interface providing real-time PC energy savings (accessible from any Web browser with a Silverlight plug-in), built-in energy auditing capability and comprehensive reporting for energy rebate and sustainability programs, a chart and graph-based analysis engine with ability to click and drill-down for additional energy/cost savings details and the ability to automatically apply power management settings without manual intervention and enforce settings even if users try to disable or change them.

"We are excited to distribute PwrSmart Service; it's reseller friendly," said Thorir Eggertsson, founder and CEO for reseller Inuit AB. "As a browser-based solution, PwrSmart Service's low barrier-to-entry makes it an extremely viable option for companies considering PC power management to reduce energy consumption, extend the life of IT assets and support green IT initiatives. The service's graphical interface, -hands-off' administration and comprehensive reporting functions stand out compared to other -clunky' and overpriced centralized PC power management solutions currently available on the market."

Companies implementing PC power management on 5,000 PCs can save $350,000 in energy costs annually and prevent nearly 9,000 tons of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of planting 1,845 acres of trees or taking 1,490 cars off the road, according to government estimates. Industry estimates cite that PC power management can reduce an organization's overall annual energy consumption up to 15 percent.

Other service features include security roles that enable individuals to view, analyze and report on energy savings, the ability for users to control and enforce multiple power settings depending on the time of day, prepackaged or customizable PC power management schemes, and the ability to schedule complete PC shut downs, hibernations or wake-up events based on work schedules and maintenance. The company noted PwrSmart Service is compliant with the U.S. EPA's Energy Star requirements for PC power management solutions.

"PwrSmart Service is one of the few products, IT or otherwise, that reduces hard costs immediately without requiring any up-front investment or long-term contract," said Tom Diamond, president of New Boundary Technologies. "Organizations can pay as they go with PwrSmart Service and start centrally controlling hundreds to thousands of PCs from a simple browser-based application that generates energy savings from day one. The enormous savings generated through PwrSmart Service can easily fund other green initiatives within organizations."

 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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