Cisco offers energy-efficient software

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S.-based Cisco Systems' new software technology, EnergyWise, allows corporate customers to monitor and manage energy use, reducing power consumption.

Cisco, based in San Jose, Calif., said its new control software will be rolled out in phases beginning in February.


At first, customers will be able to control the power used by Ethernet devices, including phones and wireless Internet. Later, the software will be able to control computers and printers and eventually heating and air-conditioning, lighting and elevators.

"EnergyWise automates what you do at home as you walk around and turn off lights and air-conditioning in different rooms," said Inbar Lasser-Raab, director of market management for Cisco's network systems. "It turns off devices that are not needed at the time or switches them to a lower power consumption mode."

The software is part of Cisco's effort to create more intelligence in the network and save energy.

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