A new energy saving tool, named EnergyWatchIT, initiates the automated shut down of idle computers: allowing organisations to make a saving on energy costs.
EnergyWatchIT, a product of Energy Sense Ireland – an Irish energy conservation firm – is the result of a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) and Enterprise Ireland. The end product of the partnership is an energy consumption reduction solution geared towards IT.
This EnergyWatchIT generates real-time graphical reports showing which PCs and groups of PCs are costing and saving the most in terms of monetary, kWh and CO2 units.
The software package comes with a customisable button that allows users to hibernate their computer while all open documents and email data are automatically saved before the computer powers down.
According to the company, the main benefits are a reduction in energy bills by up to 50pc, an annual saving of €55 per computer per annum, a reduction in the organisation’s carbon footprint and a reduction of security threats to the computer in question.
Energy Sense Ireland supply energy saving solutions to businesses, schools and government bodies, including energy-efficient lighting, refrigeration, air conditioning and wind turbines.
To find out more about EnergyWatchIT, click here.