Technology for reducing the energy consumption of computers running Windows Vista is hitting the market, with a product from power-management software vendor 1E that centralises and automates the PC shutdown process.
The fifth version of 1E's NightWatchman adds support for Vista and enhances reporting tools to give network administrators greater visibility into power consumption and energy savings. Previously, NightWatchman supported Windows XP and Windows 2000, but not Vista.
On average, NightWatchman saves US$50 per PC, per year in energy costs, according to London-based 1E. Just shutting every computer off each night can save a 10,000-PC enterprise more than $165,000 per year, the company says. An organisation of the same size can also prevent 1,381 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year with NightWatchman, according to 1E.
Windows Vista, Power Consumption