Improved Integration with Windows 7 Power Management Features and Expanded Security Support Help Enterprises Better Manage, Measure and Reduce PC Energy Consumption
SURVEYOR 5.5 includes new features and functionality such as support for desktops and laptops running on the Mac operating system (OS), improved integration with Windows 7 power management capabilities and expanded security support to help organizations save money and reduce energy waste within the enterprise.
At present, Macs represent approximately 3.5 percent of worldwide PC sales, and are steadily increasing within the enterprise. SURVEYOR 5.5 now allows IT professionals to strengthen and ensure consistency in cross-platform management and security, and helps them manage power across platforms in order to capture additional savings.
"Today's announcement supports Verdiem's vision of providing IT managers with an enterprise solution for managing power consumption on additional platforms, and increases the energy savings and financial benefits that our clients achieve," said John Scumniotales , president and CEO of Verdiem. "The release of SURVEYOR 5.5 has been highly anticipated by our customers, many of whom maintain mixed Windows and Mac environments. We are pleased to offer them the ability to control power states, as well as to better manage and report energy usage and carbon savings across all computers in their environment."
To date, more than 600 corporations, government agencies, and universities have deployed SURVEYOR on more than 1.6 million seats, saving on average $20 to $60 per PC per year.
Additional new features available in SURVEYOR 5.5  include:
- Improved Integration of Windows 7 Power Management Capabilities - Enhanced integration with the power management features delivered in Windows 7 enables IT professionals to easily define and implement power policies for groups of computers company-wide, and to measure and report on savings across the groups.
- Support for 802.1x Network Authentication Protocol - SURVEYOR 5.5 adds the capability to remotely awaken PCs and Macs when the network configuration changes as they sleep or are shutdown. Network configuration changes like this are common in organizations that use 802.1x network security, since this can protect the network from unauthorized access.
- New Power Management Reports - SURVEYOR 5.5 includes several new power management reports that help IT professionals differentiate information such as baseline energy comparison, energy consumption and operational hours for desktops and laptops.
"In accordance with our participation with the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment and the first higher education institution signed under the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), we continue to strive toward reducing carbon emissions and carbon neutrality," said Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, chief information officer, Lee College. "PC power management is an easy to implement solution that positively impacts our energy savings goals. We are excited that our average energy savings rate is 210 KWh per PC with an annual savings of $24,172, and that green IT can be done with no impact to campus operations. We are also excited to now expand these savings to our Macs with the new capabilities in SURVEYOR 5.5."
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