There is now a smarter and easier way for offices to manage system-wide software updates and energy efficiency policies thanks to a new partnership between ESP/SurgeX and Verdiem.
ESP/SurgeX’s NextGen PCS
ESP/SurgeX’s partnership with Verdiem addresses the plug load energy waste problem plaguing commercial buildings. This partnership combines Verdiem’s Surveyor software that can reduce an organization’s energy and print-related operational costs by up to 30 percent, with ESP/SurgeX’s power protection and diagnostic technology, which has been proven to lower service costs.
The partnership gives dealers an intelligent energy management tool to drive tangible savings for their customers, differentiate themselves from competitors, and bridge the gap to more comprehensive IT management services. The software will be bundled with the ESP Next Gen Power Conditioning System (PCS), Digital QC power filter, and future power protection products. It complements ESP/SurgeX’s other energy management offerings to provide customers with the most comprehensive solution in the industry.
Surveyor drives cost out of desktop computing environments by giving organizations the ability to centrally enforce energy efficiency polices and manage the power states of distributed PC fleets. The software identifies and tracks the usage and energy consumption of every desktop PC, and allows IT to control PC power consumption by department, location, device type, and employee. Surveyor also extends enterprise-quality wake functionality to allow IT to gracefully wake up powered off devices to better manage system wide software updates, patches, and routine maintenance. In addition, Surveyor monitors end-user print activity across an entire printer fleet, compiling actionable data that highlights inefficiencies directly related to how end users interact with their print environment. It provides visibility into print volumes and costs, across all equipment-networked and non-networked.
“Surveyor allows ESP/SurgeX to offer greater savings potential with another truly intelligent energy management solution that is complementary to our power protection and other sustainability offerings,” said Dave D’Agostino, vice president, ESP and energy intelligence solutions sales. “Energy and plug load management of devices over IP networks represents a vast, untapped operational savings for organizations of all size. When partnered with our power protection technology, we are opening up important new revenue streams for our partners and helping organizations save money by becoming more energy efficient.”
With the growing convergence of facilities and IT, more equipment is becoming IP-enabled making it possible for centralized management that can drive greater energy savings. Surveyor leverages the power of the IP network to measure and control energy consumption for devices including PCs, Macs, network equipment and Power-over-Ethernet devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and security cameras.
Surveyor is currently available with ESP Next Gen PCS and Digital QC products.