Features

Comprehensive Reporting

Powerwise records data about the power usage of each managed computer. Data recorded includes the amount of time a computer has been on, the amount of time a computer has been idle, and the amount of time a computer has been logged on. This is stored alongside cost and consumption data. This data is available to view, print and/or export from the Management Console depending on the specific report.

Cost and Emissions Reports

Central control of computer power saving settings and ensuring computers are powered down when not in use accomplish the objective of Powerwise to reduce energy, resulting in a reduction in cost and associated CO2 emissions. Powerwise allows you to create reports relating to cost and emission reduction.

You can specify the default electrical consumption of your computers, the cost you pay per kWh unit and the greenhouse gas conversion factor for kWh to CO2 emissions. You can further enter individual consumption figures for each different make and model the Server registers. Hardware make and model are registered the first time the Agent connects to the Server.

Power Reports

Available monthly and daily reports can be accessed within the Management Console.  Powerwise maintains computer details to provide information by computer or group which can be exported or printed for further analysis.

Monthly Power Reports

  • Monthly Summary Report
  • Monthly Carbon Report
  • Monthly Energy Report
  • Monthly Financial Report
  • Monthly Efficiency Report

Daily Usage by Group Report

The Daily Usage by Group Report provides a means to view certain key data for a specific day or days. This is particularly useful for analyzing smaller snapshots of time.

User Notifications

There are two different notification messages that can be displayed to the user: Warning Popups and the Notification area.

Warning popups

Prior to turning off a computer’s display, logging off a user, or powering down a computer, Powerwise can display a warning to the user. These warning popups appear 2 minutes prior to the power saving action and allow the user to stop the action.

Notification area

In order to help the user participate in the strategy of reducing energy and emissions, you can display certain usage statistics to the currently logged on user at any Managed computer, as well as enabling additional power management that they can control.  If the power usage tray icon is enabled, the user can view summary information for on, idle, and logged off time.

The Powerwise Management Console

The main interface in the day to day management of Powerwise. The Management Console is used to create and manage Powerwise Profiles, and is where all computers are managed from.

The layout of the Management Console can be tailored to your needs. You can the view to the members of both static groups (ones you have created) and dynamic groups (automatic system groups).

The console allows you to manage various items of information about specific computers.

General

Basic information about the computer and its status. This includes the computer name, whether it is currently online and Managed (licensed), as well as some summary network information.

System

Details the operating system running on the computer and further audit information about the computer hardware.

Power Status

Allows you to enable or disable Powerwise for the computer, as well as change the Profile assigned.

Tasks

Lists the tasks that have run for this computer.

Events

Lists events that have taken place on this computer. These are all events relating to Powerwise and not to other applications running on the computer.

Member Of

If the computer is a member of a group within the Management Console, the group(s) will be listed here.

Comments

A free form text field allows comments to be entered regarding the computer.

 Powerwise Energy Profiles are extremely flexible and are grouped into four tab sections for easy identification;

General – Each Profile requires a unique name. It allows for easy selection of some of the specific operating functions of the profile. This tab also has an option to enable or disable the Profile, and a text box to record some comments about this specific Profile

Schedule – Schedule four different types of events; Scheme Change, Wakeup, Shutdown, and Display

Scheme Change – allows a specific set of power saving settings to be enforced from a specific time, on a specified day or days of the week

Wakeup – set the time of day and day of the week for your Wakeup event. All computers using the Profile will power on at the set time on the selected days

Shutdown – allows you to automatically power down your computers at a specific time of day and day of the week

Display – allows you to automatically turn off or on the computer monitors at any time of the day or day of the week.

User Notifications – Two different notification messages can be displayed to a user: Warning Popups and the Notification area

Warning Popups – Prior to turning off a computer’s display, logging off a user, or powering down a computer, Powerwise can display a warning to the user

Notification Area – To help the user participate in the strategy of reducing energy and emissions, certain usage statistics can be displayed to the currently logged on user at any Managed computer

Idle Options – this tab allows you to add applications that you want Powerwise to identify as applications that will prevent a power saving action: either display off, or power down

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