Mindware and Wyse aiming to make Middle East EarthSmart

Mindware and Wyse Technology launch initiative to create awareness of energy consumption and eWaste

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  July 24, 2008

Thin computing specialists Wyse Technologyand distributor Mindware have launched the EarthSmart Computing initiative in the Middle East.

Pioneered by Wyse Technology, the EarthSmart Computing initiative aims to raise awareness, both among suppliers and consumers of computer systems, about the amount of wasted energy from most computers in use today.

The campaign will also see Mindware expansion plans for Wyse Technologies' thin client computers in the market. These have been designed to consume less energy, produce less waste and reduce the carbon footprint compared to a standard desktop PC. The company claims that with every ten PCs replaced by thin clients, users will eliminate one ton of CO2 that would otherwise be released into the environment.

"A big part of the solution to the problems of climate change and energy usage will be technological innovations, and as an environmentally-concerned corporate citizen with a dedicated focus on growing our business, we have identified the outstanding potential of Wyse Technologies' EarthSmart Computing initiative in the region," said Sanjeev Menon, Wyse product manager at Mindware.

In addition to environmental and administrative costs advantages, the initiative also seeks to encourage users to consider the benefits of thin computers' Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, which does not need separate power outlet for energy supply.

"As the power of the IT sector strengthens, our aim is to leverage innovative technologies to create long-term sustainable energy solutions without compromising the functionality of our products. We seek to encourage as many individuals and organisations to adopt 'thin computing' as a vital part of their operations," said Nehme Mouchantaf, networking and solutions department manager at Mindware.

Wyse Technologies is also currently working on developing a 'zero-client computing' model, which will not have any pre-installed operating system or applications, but is still capable of delivering a full PC experience to the user with greater energy efficiency.

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