SAN RAMON, CA, June 16, 2009 — Faronics is proud to announce the release of Power Save v3.3 for Windows and v3.0 for Mac computers. Both versions introduce feature additions and enhancements to Power Save as well as tighter integration with Core Console, Faronics’ enterprise computer management tool. Core Console provides easy deployment, scheduling, and control abilities for a number of the company’s products.
Faronics was the first to bring to market a multi-platform computer energy management solution that worked on both Windows and Mac computers. Mac computers running Power Save are now able to report back to Faronics Core Console, which simplifies savings report generation in environments with both Windows and Mac versions of Power Save deployed. Core Console can consolidate the savings from the Windows and Mac computers and generate a single report for the entire deployment. This makes it easier for organizations to measure and verify their Power Save return on investment and see the savings through one reporting system.
Power Save’s reporting has also been enhanced with Energy Consumption Profiles that contain the energy consumption values for Apple’s Mac computer product line. This enables Core Console to automatically detect the Mac computer type, assign the corresponding power consumption values, and generate a report using these numbers. Both these features represent evolutionary steps towards Power Save for Windows and Mac being unified under a single console, and as a testament to Faronics’ commitment towards advancing the energy efficiency of Windows and Mac computers.
Power Save has been recognized by several industry analysts as a leader in enterprise computer energy management, including the 451 Group. In a recent report focused on Faronics Power Save, research analyst Andrew Lawrence referred to Faronics as a “formidable player” in energy management and recognized that one of Power Save’s greatest strengths is its ability to detectCPU and disk activity as well as mouse and keyboard activity before taking any actions. “Power Save’s integration into Faronics Core Console as well as its support for the Windows and Mac operating system gives it an edge in the market,” says Mr. Lawrence.
Many of Faronics’ customers are finding significant cost and energy savings with Power Save. Idaho-based Coeur D’Alene School District, for example, is saving approximately 2,193,581 kilowatt hours annually—equivalent to more than $100,000 in annual electricity costs. “Having centralized control over workstation power states has proven to be a huge time saver and made our IT staff more efficient at their roles,” says Jean Bengfort, Director of Technology for Coeur D’Alene District.
Customers with an active maintenance package for Power Save can login to Faronics Labs at www.faronicslabs.com to gain instant access to the latest version. Customers who would like to reactivate their maintenance package or purchase new licenses should call the Faronics sales team at 800-943-6422. Free 30 day evaluations of all Faronics products are available at www.faronics.com.
With a well-established record of helping businesses manage, simplify, and secure their IT infrastructure, Faronics makes it possible to do more with less by maximizing the value of existing technology. Incorporated in 1996, Faronics has an office in the USA and Canada, as well as a global network of channel partners. Our solutions are deployed in over 150 countries worldwide, and are helping more than 30,000 customers.
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Dheeraj Mahtani (Communications Manager, Faronics)
800-943-6422 x 4495