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1E Launches New Power Management Software

1E launched power management software Wednesday it claims will help businesses save energy by avoiding idle workstations.

The NightWatchman 5.0 PC power management software is designed for computers running Windows Vista. It allows companies to monitor power option setting for each PC across a network and enables scheduling for daily, immediate or one-off shutdowns.

IT managers can remotely push through critical patches when needed to cut the chances for virus infiltration, and the software protects unsaved data before shutdown.

"Reducing carbon emissions has become a C-level imperative, but it doesn't have to be complicated," said 1E CEO Sumir Karayi. "Companies can realize dramatic reductions in just three months by using 1E's software to automate PC shutdown."

The first version of NightWatchman was released eight years ago. The new version launched Wednesday includes stronger reporting of power and cost savings, and has an enhanced graphic engine. The software saves about $50 per PC annually, 1E said, and offers a return on investment of three months or less.

According to 1E, as many as 60 percent of workers in the U.S. don’t shut down their computers on a regular basis.

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