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1E Upgrades NightWatchman Power Control

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New desktop management software saves Aviva the equivalent of the emissions from 500 cars

Power management company 1E has upgraded its NightWatchman software to include an enterprise dashboard.

Nightwatchman helps manage power use by desktop PCs by powering them down when not in use. Version 6.0 includes a web dashboard, and more detailed energy usage and tariff information, so customers can see how much energy they are saving.

Cutting desktop power

With 4.6 million licences sold, and an estimated £25 worth of power saved each year per user, 1E reckons NightWatchman has saved £350 million in energy costs. The company has expanded its energy-saving line to include a server power management product as well.

The company also announced insurance giant Aviva (formerly Norwich Union) is using NightWatchman for its 30,000 desktop PCs. Aviva carried out a test on 856 PCs during May 2010, and if the savings scale up across the whole company, it will save the equivalent of the emissions from 500 family cars each year.