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LONDON – 17th March 2009 – UK desktop management company Modus Interactive ( helps UK businesses increase profitability, responsibility and drive down carbon emissions, in an economically challenging environment, with its enhanced version of Powerwise technology featuring Adaptive Wakeup.

Powerwise, is a simple to install, power saving solution which manages PC usage and reduces carbon emissions, helping businesses to halve their energy costs. Figures from the Carbon Trust indicate that UK businesses foot an annual energy bill of an estimated £3.5 billion; however, they can waste as much as 30 per cent of their energy unnecessarily, which amounts to losses of £1.1 billion per year, or £7,000 per business.

For as little as £7.50 per PC, Powerwise can save businesses over £30 per year, per PC. With 500 PCs, a business could be cutting up to £15,000 off their electricity costs annually, whilst reducing their emissions by up to 75,000Kg CO2 per year.

“The figures from the Carbon Trust demonstrate an alarming trend amongst UK businesses which can result in huge profit losses and significantly affect the bottom line of organisations” confirms Mark Taylor, Head of Sales and Marketing at Modus Interactive Limited.

“We have invested considerable time and resource in understanding how businesses can successfully and cost effectively utilise an intelligent energy saving solution without compromising end user productivity. Powerwise is being enjoyed by a number of customers who are already making vast savings.”

The latest version of Powerwise boasts a number of innovative features including Adaptive Wakeup. Adaptive Wakeup, is a unique, innovative intelligent power on characteristic. With the growing number of businesses offering flexible working procedures with flexi and part time hours, the Adaptive Wakeup further helps businesses reduce energy costs in an economically challenging time. The software learns the pattern of times of when the computer is switched on, and automatically adjusts the wakeup to occur at the right time ongoing for the specific PC, switching on a computer system just minutes ahead of the employees arrival at their desk.

The Powerwise Management Console can be run from anywhere on the network. It provides both the configuration for the power saving settings (Powerwise Profiles), as well as allowing the administrator to see in real-time the power state of any computer and its devices.

The Carbon Trust campaign’s target is to help save the UK economy £1 billion over the next three years and reduce the UK’s carbon emissions by at least 17m tonnes CO2 - the equivalent to annual emissions from heating nearly 5.5 million average UK homes.

For sales information on Powerwise and licensing options please contact Modus Interactive on or telephone +44 (0) 208 819 8040.

For further press information on Modus Interactive and Powerwise please contact or or telephone 0845 3730132

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Notes to Editor’s

Powerwise benefits and features:

Centrally manage Powerwise Profiles for each computer.
Run the management console from anywhere on the network to manage the Powerwise Profiles and computers, and see in real-time the power state of a computer and its devices.

Control power

Powerwise Profiles provide control over various power saving settings, including monitor, hard disk, and power off.

Profile Schedules

Tailor Profiles according to the time of day and days of the week, and implement more aggressive savings schemes during ‘out of office hours’. Scheme changes allow profiles to reflect the demands and usage of computers within organisation.

Run wakeup & shutdown tasks on individual or groups of computers immediately or at a scheduled time. This enables you to turn on computers to execute out of hours updates and maintenance and then shutdown all computers again.

Adaptive Wakeup is an innovative intelligent power on characteristic which offers business’s a unique feature to power up the computer ten minutes ahead of the user who would normally switch on the computer when arriving at their desk. The software learns the regular times of when the computer is switched on and automatically adjusts the wakeup to occur at the right time ongoing for the specific PC.


Run reports to show Powerwise usage and use the data to calculate savings. This also allows you to see how successful the user’s profiles settings are being and update accordingly.

User notifications

Inform users when power saving is going to occur and allow the user to cancel. Optional information can be displayed at the PC to show the user how much they are contributing in terms of energy savings.

About Modus Interactive

Formed in 2001, Modus Interactive Limited provides businesses, financial organisations and educational establishments with a powerful, cost effective and flexible managed desktop and framework solution that helps to better manage and drive down IT power consumption and carbon emissions. Located in London, the company supplies distribution, reseller and VAR channels and has ongoing activity in both the public and private sectors. The company’s products include: Powerwise a simple to install centralized solution which manages PC power saving and reduces carbon emissions. Universal Management Service reduces costs associated with deploying and managing servers, desktops and laptops. The fully automated solution is easy to use and provides OS and Application deployment, user data migration, asset management, remote support tools, and power management.

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