SAN RAMON, CA, February 17, 2008 —Organizations looking for ways to trim costs in uncertain economic times will appreciate the opportunity to annually save $25,000 to $50,000 for every 1,000 computers they have, thanks to Faronics Power Save.
Faronics Power Save goes above and beyond the basic power options that come with every computer by using intelligence to determine when computers are truly not in use, delivering easy to use central management, and providing proof of its value through energy savings reports. It is also the only computer energy management solution designed to reduce energy consumption that analyzes CPU, disk, keyboard, mouse, and application activity, and is available for both the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
Faronics Power Save’s reporting feature provides IT administrators with the ability to specify the local energy rates as well as the power consumption levels of the computers and monitors. Version 3.2 introduces support for multiple Energy Consumption Profiles, providing greater flexibility for multiple computer /monitor combinations and increased accuracy to Faronics Power Save’s energy and dollar savings reports. It is now also possible to group workstations via dynamically defined parameters—such as department, location, user group, and even the above-mentioned Energy Consumption Profiles—when managing Faronics Power Save through Faronics Core Console. Faronics Core Console is Faronics’ enterprise computer management tool which provides easy deployment, scheduling, and control abilities for a number of the company’s products.
IT administrators can also use Faronics Power Save’s Wake-on-LAN capabilities to switch remote computers on, either on demand or at scheduled times. This is important as it allows computers to remain off during non-business hours, but be powered on in time for a maintenance period. Additionally, IT administrators who have struggled with successfully implementing Wake-on-LAN across subnets will be excited to know that Faronics Power Save makes this an effortless task. Faronics Power Save has the ability to designate
workstations on remote subnets as Wake-on-LAN relays. When Core Console attempts to wake up a workstation on a remote subnet, it contacts the WOL relay(s) on that subnet and uses it to re-broadcast the wake up message to the computer(s) on the target subnet. Thanks to this feature, IT administrators are able to manage computers across multiple network subnets without opening network ports or upgrading network equipment. Version 3.2 also introduces the ability to power a workstation on via any web browser.
“Wake-On-LAN relay technology is one example of how Faronics Power Save helps organizations ‘do more with less’ and maximize the value of their existing technology,” says Hemanshu Mehta, Product Manager for Faronics Power Save. “This idea is carried forward by the fact that Faronics Core Console can be run on any standard workstation; Faronics Power Save does not require organizations to spend money on additional workstation, server, or network technology.”
Improvements to Faronics Power Save’s energy and dollar savings reports have made it easier for organizations to see and share the benefits of reducing their carbon footprint. The newly added Summary Report displays workstation savings by Energy Consumption Profile—perfect for situations where a macro view of the total savings generated is desired. In v3.2, the Audit mode reports display the projected annual savings as calculated by Faronics Power Save, and reports include an email and print option.
A free, fully functional 30 day evaluation version of Faronics’ power saving software can be downloaded from www.faronics.com for both Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Faronics delivers award-winning software solutions that help manage, simplify, and secure desktop computers. Our software focuses on solving real world computing problems that threaten user productivity, system integrity, and organizational efficiency, and our customers include educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations, and corporations.
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