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Thin Client technology is inherently Green. This presentation highlights some of the energy savings and waste reduction that can be of immediate benefit to any company by simply switching some of their systems over to Thin Clients.

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Thin greenline

  1. 1. A ThinGreen Line
  2. 2. There is a ThinGreen Line between what is labeled “green technology” and that which is “truly green” by its very nature.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Energy Producing Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Geothermal </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Tidal and Wave </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro </li></ul><ul><li>“ Artificial” Photosynthesis </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Energy Efficient Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>LED’s –Light Emitting Diodes </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligrid –efficient electrical distribution </li></ul><ul><li>“ Smart” homes and offices </li></ul><ul><li>CFL’s - Compact Fluorescent Lamps </li></ul><ul><li>Kill-a-Watt Power Strips </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Controlled Traffic Flow </li></ul><ul><li>And…… </li></ul>
  5. 5. ThinManager ® Ready Thin Clients
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lower Power Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Less Heat Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Lighter Manufacturing Demands </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer Raw Materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less Energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less Water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Device Disposal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less Frequently </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fewer Hazardous Components </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>20 Computer Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>ACP Enabled Industrial Thin Client Network </li></ul><ul><li>20 ACP Enabled Thin Clients </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>2 Terminal Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Running a SCADA Application </li></ul>
  8. 8. Office Thin Client 7 WATTS WorkStation Computer 96 WATTS Industrial Thin Client 12 WATTS
  9. 9. Source : Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826, &quot;Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions Report.&quot; Region Industrial Electric Rates Cents per KWHr New England 13.36 Middle Atlantic 8.29 Northeast Central 6.13 Northwest Central 5.2 South Atlantic 5.9 Southeast Central 5.37 Southwest Central 8.02 Mountain 5.97 Pacific 7.93 US Average 6.77
  10. 10. Device 24 Hr power Cost Yearly 24x7 Cost Dell Dimension E520 PC 16 cents $56.93 Arista 7824 Thin Client 2 cents $7.35 Arista AP3200 Thin Client 1 cents $4.03
  11. 11. Network Terminal Servers Annual energy costs Devices Annual energy costs Total System Annual energy costs 20 Computers $0.00 $1,140 $1,140 20 Thin Clients and 2 Terminal Servers $178 $147 $325 Total Savings over a 10 year period $8,150
  12. 12. Pollutant Computer Thin Client Saving Coal 700 Pounds 85 Pounds 615 Pounds Sulfur Dioxide 5 Pounds 0.7 Pounds 4.3 Pounds Nitrous Oxides 5 Pounds 0.7 Pounds 4.3 Pounds Carbon Dioxide 1850 Pounds 230 Pounds 1620 Pounds
  13. 13. <ul><li>Almost all of the power required to run your computer is dissipated as heat! </li></ul><ul><li>1 KW = 1,314 BTU </li></ul><ul><li>More Watts means more heat which requires cooling, which in turn requires more power… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Heat’s Additive Effect Energy in Enclosure 138 Watts PC & Display 1500 BTU Cooler 210 Watts WorkStation PC 96 Watts Building AC Costs
  15. 15. Network Terminal Servers Annual energy costs Devices Annual energy costs Cooling Energy Costs Total System Annual energy costs 20 Computers $0.00 $1,140 $2,400 $3,540 20 Thin Clients and 2 Terminal Servers $178 $147 $0.00 $325 Total Savings over a 10 year period $33,015
  16. 16. Computer Workstation 5 years Office Grade Thin Client >10 years Industrial Thin Client >10 years
  17. 17. <ul><li>Workstation PC’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least twice in ten years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Far more raw materials and natural resources involved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thin Clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maybe never </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller </li></ul></ul>Computer disposal is not free and it’s certainly not green!!!
  18. 18. <ul><li>Thin Clients require fewer raw materials, natural resources and energy to create and dispose of. </li></ul><ul><li>Thin Clients enter and leave the create and destroy cycle significantly less. </li></ul><ul><li>Thin Clients have a much smaller carbon footprint while they are in operation. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Computer uses 95 WATTS </li></ul><ul><li>Runs 12 hours per day </li></ul><ul><li>US population ~ 300 Million people </li></ul><ul><li>75% of people have a computer </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Replace PC’s with ThinManager Ready Thin Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Add a terminal server for every 25 Thin Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Savings of 69 Billion kWhrs per year </li></ul><ul><li>US home uses 8,900 kWhrs per year </li></ul><ul><li>Save enough power to supply 7,800,000 homes </li></ul><ul><li>500 mWatt Coal Fired Plant – 3.5 Billion kWhrs </li></ul><ul><li>20 Coal Fired Power Plants!!!! </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Can you turn a PC based workstation off? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time trending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical data logging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT pushing updates and backups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running remote desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booting and application start up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn an ACP Enabled thin client off when not in use! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions are always running on terminal servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boot and reconnect in 60 seconds or less </li></ul></ul>The On/Off Factor
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of running diverse applications (such as HMI and Scheduling/MES) on a single plant floor computer resulting in multiple computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MultiSession on one ThinManager Ready thin client </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extrapolate across 20 or more clients with terminal servers for the applications </li></ul></ul></ul>Why use Two When One Will Do
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>Problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical application requires two identical HMI stations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Failover and Redundant Ethernet provide redundancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install second preconfigured Thin Client – small footprint, minimal space </li></ul></ul></ul>Fear of Failure
  24. 24. <ul><li>Hidden Value of ACP Enabled Thin Clients is Made Visible </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Return On Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces your Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Impact on Global Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Value Proposition </li></ul>Green Impact of Thin Clients