PC energy management company Verdiem said on Tuesday it has signed a deal with Cisco to create software for managing PCs and networking equipment from Cisco.
Under an original equipment manufacturing arrangement, Verdiem's energy-management software will be sold as Cisco's EnergyWise Orchestrator and be able to track and report electricity usage from IP phones, wireless access points, edge switches, and other devices that run over the Power over Ethernet protocol.
Verdiem's software gives IT managers a centralized way to set power policies for networked PCs, such as putting PCs on standby after a certain amount of time or turning them off at night. Companies that buy the automated power-management software can make back the, according to the company.
Cisco's EnergyWise software, which originally worked with available last summer., now works with networked PCs and other devices. Cisco had originally planned on making the PC energy-management feature
It is also working to extend EnergyWise to manage the energy of building's mechanical systems, including heating, ventilation, and lights.