Desktop computing with 97% less energy and 94% less materials

by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-11-05 01:45:46 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Using 3% of the energy of an EnergyStar certified desktop PC and just 6% of the materials

97% energy saved

The heart of the Pano System is the Pano Device, a whole new class of desktop computing hardware. Pano Devices are referred to as “zero clients” because, unlike traditional thin clients, they have no CPU, no memory, no operating system, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. They simply serve to connect peripheral input-output devices – a keyboard, mouse, VGA display, and audio output – along with other USB peripherals to a virtualized Microsoft Windows desktop operating system running on a server in the data center.

Pano Devices uses as little as 3% of the energy consumed by even an EnergyStar certified desktop PC as well as just 6% of the materials!

Pano Devices are also stateless – in other words, it does not store anything at all about the user, the desktop virtual machine, or any data used by it. This provides both enhanced data security, since they never contain data that might be lost or stolen, and productivity benefits. It saves you time shutting down and booting up, and you can immediately resume work with the same set of open applications and files – for example when moving from your office to a conference room to make a presentation or when finishing up work at home in the evening.

They were awarded the “Green GOOD DESIGN Award”, which is sponsored by the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, recognizes products that symbolize sustainable design and conservation awareness.

Designer: Whipsaw
Manufacturer: Pano systems
Category: material reduction, energy saving, computer, desktop


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