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Power Save effectively manages computer resources and can greatly reduce annual energy costs.

Enterprise reporting on power saving for both Windows & Mac. 
 
Intelligent Windows energy management

Computer energy management is a financial and environmental priority for organisations today. With the growing demand for customised power setting configurations, many firms are finding the power saving options included with their operating system to be mediocre at best.

 
Why use Power Save?

Power Save goes beyond what the native Windows or Mac operating system provides - in that it is intelligent. Typical operating system power saving techniques only monitor keyboard and mouse activity. Power Save intelligently monitors CPU and disk activity as well as allows critical applications to contine to run. Therefore, Power Save is non-disruptive.

Intelligent Macintosh energy management

Power Save Mac is an effective and reliable tool that can control and manage energy throughout an enterprise. Power Save Mac integrates seamlessly with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) or any other third-party management utility to allow administrators to deploy their power saving configuration package to a single or multiple computers. Power Save Mac’s configuration screen also allows administrators to intelligently control inactive workstations between regularly scheduled action items.
Save Money

Computers that are not managed properly in downtimes are a financial drain. Power Save is a strategic investment that can attract savings and could even attract rebates from government or power utilties.
Save Earth

Organisations are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Power Save allows you to power down your energy hungry workstations.

Faronics Power Save provides system administrators with enterprise-wide control over advanced computer power configurations. With Power Save, computers can now be configured to shutdown, stand-by and hibernate based upon CPU usage, disk activity and application activity. The application activity feature is particularly useful if you would like a system to remain powered on whenever a certain application is running. Power Save even has the ability to generate detailed reports outlining enterprise-wide energy consumption levels and associated costs savings.

Compatibility Options

    * Customised deployment and update and control the client workstations
    * Support for MMC – recognised standard amongst system administrators

Power Save report

    * Power Save features a built-in power consumption reporting tool
    * Detailed workstation utilisation reporting allows you to see how much               power you are saving based upon your regional electricity cost.

Baseline

    * D
eploy Power Save with no savings assigned - to check the level of                    power usage used within the organisation.
    * Then, apply Power Save settings remotely via the Console to                            workstations and see how the savings start to add up.

Advanced Calculator  

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Network Console:

Using the Power Save Console, system administrators also have the ability to deploy a pre-configured installation package containing customised actions, inactivity settings, and more.



Detailed Reporting:

Power Save offers detailed reporting that outlines how much energy and dollars have been saved at tehe workstation level. It even lists the uptime and downtime of each system.








Integrate with Core Console:

Faronics Core Console provides the ability to assign their workstations into groups, employ flexible scheduling and configuration options, and generate savings reports.





10 power-saving myths debunked (InfoWorld Oct 2008)

New Faronics Power Save version supports auditing of power management policies (ZDNet Oct 2008)

Carbon cost of Googling revealed
 (BBC Jan 2009)

Leaving PCs on costing UK business millions  (The Register Mar 2009)

Report: U.S. companies waste $2.8B per year powering unused PCs (InfoWorld Mar 2009)

PC Power Management Tools Market Update, 2009 (Gartner Mar 2009 Subscription required): states:  "Faronics Power Save offers most key power management features, including auditing, enhanced WoL and process detection, among other capabilities"

Keep It Real When You Go Green  (Enterprise Networking Planet Mar 2009)

Mindshare Learning Report  Power Save review (Apr 2009 PDF)


   mygreenaudit.com 
                                    Greenhouse verification & certification ISO 14064
   

powerplan Power Policy Plan

OperationReport Full Operations Report

Templace Power Save Templates

App Monitor Application Monitoring

Config  Power Plan Configuration

 





Case Study:

Faronics Power Save and Newport Independent Schools

Faronics Power Save and Howard Community College

Faronics Power Save and Coeur D'Alene School District

Faronics Power Save and ADT Fire & Security

Faronics Power Save and Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Faronics Power Save and Softchoice

Faronics Power Save and Okloahoma City University

Faronics Power Save and the School District of the Chathams

Faronics Power Save and Thrane & Thrane

Faronics Power Save and Caixa Manlleu

Faronics Power Save and Redlands Unified School District

Faronics Power Save and King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Faronics Power Save Forrester Research white paper

Faronics Power Save and the General Directorate of Museums of the Government from Buenos Aires

Reducing Desktop Power Consumption: How IT and Facilities Can Both Win

Green Computing Beyond the Data Centre (Tech Target)

External links:

Software That Saves Energy to Greenify Your Office (Ecopreneurist  Oct 2012)

Power management software lets you see who's naughty, who's nice (ZDnet  Oct 2010)

Chico State Reports Deep Energy Savings with PC Shutdown Software  (Campus Technology Mar 2010)

Cut Your Energy Costs With Faronics PowerSave (Brighthub Mar 2009)

Green Campus pushes energy saving program  (The Orion Cal State University May 2009)

BBC:  The Push for Greener PCs (Click 17 Aug 2007)

Webcast: Green Computing beyond the Data Center (TechTarget Sep 2007)

Eight ways to go green (MacWorld May 2007)

Switching off PCs to save UK govt 10 million pounds (ZDNet May 2008)

IT carbon footprint to outpace aviation  (ITNews Australia Dec 2007)

Superguide: Greent IT: Show me the money  (ZDnet June 2008)

Power Management Software Helps Slash Energy Costs (Windows ITPro July 2008)

PC Owners Urged to Manage Power Use and Save Money (CIO July 2008)

Power Management Software Is a Little to No Cost Way to Go Green and Save Green  (EMQ Aug 2008)

APC's new Data Center Carbon Calculator
(Green Technology World Aug 2008)

Green Efforts Improving on Campuses (Campus Technology Aug 2008)

Tech's looming battle against rising energy costs (InfoWorld Sep 2008)

Greening Government ICT (UK Govt - Chief Information Officer Council)

AIIA calls on Federal Government to support Green IT
(ITNews Aus Sep 2008)

The ROI of PC power management (InfoWorld Sep 2008)

California's Modesto Public Schools is saving $300K a year in electricity costs with Power Save  (EdTech May 2009)

Power to Change - HP  

Shut it off! HP widget show users impact of power management. (ZDNet June 2009)

Powering down the PC would be big cost-saver  (National Post Aug 2009)

'Green IT' saves money by adopting 'sleep' mode Terry College (Redandblack.com  Sep 2009)

Faronics Power Save - October (Tech Learning Magazine Sep 2009)

Featured on Economic Report with Greg Gumbel (YouTube Oct 2009)

University of Nebraska Kearney - Stats on use of Power Save

Mid-State Technical College Turns Off Computers with Faronics Software - Campus Technology Dec 2009

What will power management save you? Faronics does the math (ZDnet  Han 2010)


Reducing the cost of IT (The Gazette Mar 2010)

Software Equals Savings ( Distributed Energy Mar 2010)

Fose Webcast (Mar 2010)

Student-led efforts save Calvin money and energy (Calvin College May 2010)





Affiliate Member of  Climate Savers  


Intelligent Configuration Settings

    * Definitions based on CPU, disk, keyboard, mouse & active applications
    * Shutdown without the loss of user productivity
Flexible Scheduling

    * Options to turn off the monitor, PC standby, hibernate or shutdown
    * Schedule Wake-on-LAN, shutdown, or restart events
    * Promotes user productivity in tandem with energy conservation
For a detailed look at Power Save, please view the screenshots below:
Energy Impact
Computers consume energy unncessarily Energy of 1000 PCs/Year is equivalent to:
  • Computers use between 100-300 Watts of power in use.

  • DOE estimates 13% of commercial energy use comes from computers

  • A typical computer is active only 10% of its time

  • 40% of users leave their computers on after working hourse - unnecessary consumption

  • Annual savings estimates are $15.00 - $50.00 per computer/monitor combination

  • 380 tons of carbon dioxide

  • 82.1 passenger cars off the road

  • 43,180 gallons of gasoline

  • 880 barrels of oil

  • 3.1 acres of forest preserved

  • 130 tons of landfill waste avoided

Sources:
BC Hydro
Department of Energy
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Study, 2001
The Environmental Protection Agency
We’ve had a very positive experience with both Faronics and Power Save. We did review a number of competing solutions, and Faronics Power Save came in on top of all the competitors with a great set of features, within our budget, and the best bang for the buck.     
- Ethan Haberman, Network Supervisor, Coeur D’Alene School District
Implementing Power Save across all our computers has definitely raised awareness among our users. No one wants to waste district resources and certainly we all want to do our part to be environmentally friendly.     
- Jean Bengfort, Director of Technology, Coeur D’Alene School District
Initially, we installed Power Save on two computers and then evaluated it for over a month. In September of 2007, we deployed Power Save campus-wide on all student workstations. Reporting really sealed the deal for us. It makes it easy to associate a dollar value to the energy management methods we have deployed.     
- Sung Lee - Director of Student Computer Support, Howard Community College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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