> “Wintel platforms contribute 29% of IT’s carbon footprint.” Mike Yorwerth, Director of Group Technology Tesco
> “Though commerce and industry need to reduce their carbon footprint, seven out of ten IT departments do not have targets to reduce their carbon emissions.” PC Pro Survey 2008
> Manufacturing a new replacement PC creates a carbon footprint equivalent to running the existing system for 6 years.
> Office equipment is the fastest growing energy user in the business world, with consumption expected to double by 2020. Electricity costs are also increasing rapidly.
> PCs represent a major consumer of electricity, (often over £95.00 pa at the current cost). Automated power management can reduce costs by over 50%, without affecting performance or availability.
> Electricity prices are continuing to rise and this will continue for the foreseeable future.
"In order to give them a tomorrow, you need to save today"
PC Remote Shutdown Professional lets you power up, shutdown and control your networked
PC’s from a central PC running the server component. This can be done interactively or via a
schedule. With one button press, you can power up, shutdown, reboot, log out, lock up, run the
screen saver or turn off the monitors of those PCs in the network that are running the client
The solution is designed for the following scenarios
|Automatic remote shutdown of networked PCs to save power|
|Automatic remote power up of Wake-on-LAN networked PCs|
|Remote control of networked PCs in:|
|>||Gaming Shops and Internet Cafés|
PC Remote Shutdown software provides a cost effective solution for power management of PCs
and a quick return on investment, with savings in excess of £35/year per PC achieved at today’s
electricity pricing. By actively managing the power used by the network PCs, an organisation can
significantly reduce its energy bill and carbon footprint. It represents the greatest opportunity for
most organisations to obtain a “quick win” in reducing its energy use.
Historically, most organisations have been faced with a major problem; ensuring PCs are on when
network maintenance is performed. If users turn off their PCs before leaving (and 38% forget),
then savings in electricity could be achieved. However, IT managers require access to these PCs
to undertake maintenance, and so it has therefore become standard practice to keep desktop PCs on 24/7 whilst setting the operating systems to monitor off or standby. Unfortunately both these settings consume almost as much power as a fully powered idle machine. Cal. Tech has
estimated that 69% - 97% of energy used is wasted in this way, even if the desktop power
management has been enabled.
By installing our software, an organisation can implement the PC Power Management Strategy
which reflects the ethos and user behaviour of the organisation. When the PC is not in use, PC
Remote Shutdown will turn the machine to sleep or hibernate; more importantly, it can wake it
up with the click of a mouse, should access be required.
While it has been designed to work transparently to the end user, they do have the option of
creating hot-keys. For example, when leaving their desk for a period, a single key press can put
the pc into hibernation.
The server software that controls client PCs can be installed and run using any networked PC (a
server operating system is not required), and can operate irrespective of any configuration
management software which may already be in use to distribute software and update desktop
Features and Benefits
No expensive server hardware required
The server software that controls all the clients can be installed and run on any networked
PC, to control the rest of the PC’s. The server-side software cannot run on a PC which it
intends to control.
Server software runs as a Windows Server
You need not log onto the server in order to control the clients.
Easy and fast setup
Setting up the solution is very easy and straight forward. Simply install the server
software in one PC, note down the server settings, and then install the clients.
Automatic or One-button click to power up Wake-On-LAN enabled computers
You can set a timer to automatically power up computers that are Wake-On-LAN enabled.
You can enable Wake-On-LAN in your computer BIOS setup.
Automatic clean-up of clients during timer logout, shutdown or restart
Deletes temporary Internet files, cookies, recently used files etc.
One-button click to shutdown client PC’s
You can activate any shutdown action with just one click of a button in the server
|Log off current user|
|Lock up workstation (Windows 2000 and XP only)|
|Turn the monitor Off|
|Start the screen saver|
Freezing PC to control PC usage
You can freeze client PCs that you do not want others to access. When a PC is frozen, a
freeze window will appear and cover up the entire desktop to stop usage. You can
configure the look of the freeze window. This feature is useful in managing Internet café
and classroom PC’s. One interesting use of the freeze window is that it captures the last
screen shot, so that you can see what the user was looking at.
Support action timers
You can configure timers to automatically trigger actions on clients (either individually or
as groups). For example, you can set a timer to shutdown all office PC’s at the end of the
day, and then set a timer to shutdown the server PC itself.
Broadcast text messages
You can broadcast text messages to your clients (either individually or as groups). One
use of this feature is to send a reminder message to your PC users that the network is
closing down in 5 minutes time.
Support grouping of your client PC’s
With group management support, you can easily manage and control your client PCs.
Timer actions can also apply to a group or a single client … very flexible.
All activities are recorded in the logging system.
Reporting is available at both the client level, which enables the user to view their energy
performance, and at the server to view the Enterprise or individual departments.
Reporting provides detail on the hours of use, energy used and saved, together with the
CO² element. Reports are available in detail and summary.
Fully support multi-users workstations
Remote Shutdown Client is designed to work well on multi-users workstations. It can be
controlled by the Server software even when there is no logon or when the client PC is
The PC Remote Shutdown solution is can be use in school classrooms. The teacher’s PC
will have the Server software installed, whilst all the student PCs will have the Client
software. When the teacher wants to talk to the entire class, they can freeze all the
student PCs. When the teacher wants the students to use their PCs, they can then
unfreeze them with the click of a mouse. At any time, the teacher can send a text
messages to any of the students. At the end of the lesson, the teacher can activate
shutdown on all PCs.
The average Energy Star PC will use up to 280 watt when stressed and when running or
idle fitted with an LCD monitor its consumption will average about 160 watts.
The potential saving therefore for PCs working for 8 hours per day over 5 days and not
turned off becomes 16 x 5, and 24 x 2 . This total of 138 hours will at a consumption of
120 watts save 1.67 kWh per week or approximately £78 per PC per year
Based on the DEFRA guideline of.43kg per kWh,
The estimated savings would be:
> Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98 SE, NT SP 6 or 95 OSR 2 (with Microsoft
Internet Explorer 5 and above)
> 2.0 MB hard disk space available for software installation
Another Network wide Cost and Carbon Saving Solution from print save.
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