Give Your Computer a Rest for Earth Day –
DeviceVM and Carbonrally.com Challenge Computer Users to Turn Off Their PCs at Night
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2008 — DeviceVM, the award-winning developer of Splashtop™, is challenging people to turn off their computers every night in anticipation of this year’s Earth Day. DeviceVM believes that technology and the environment should go hand in hand so they have teamed up with Carbonrally.com™ to raise environmental awareness and help eliminate CO2 emissions due to computers left on overnight.
DeviceVM’s Splashtop software lets users access the Internet and key applications seconds after turning on their computers. Splashtop eliminates the temptation to keep a computer on constantly by removing the need to wait for a traditional OS to boot up. This is an important feature in an era when the electricity required to keep a PC running overnight generates up to 51 lbs of CO2 every month, and the combined energy wasted by consumer electronics in standby mode is as high as 10% of all residential power consumption in developed countries, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1. Splashtop provides a quick, secure, and environmentally friendly way to use computers.
The “Give Your Computer a Rest” challenge presented by DeviceVM and Carbonrally.com gives people a place to sign up, spread the word and learn new ways to reduce their carbon footprint (CO2 emissions). “One of our key goals in developing Splashtop was to improve the energy efficiency of computing,” says Mark Lee, CEO of DeviceVM. “This campaign allows DeviceVM to reach beyond Splashtop owners to anyone with a computer to make an even bigger environmental impact, informing people of simple ways they can save energy on a daily basis.”
Carbonrally.com unleashes the power of Internet communities and on-line gaming to engage people in environmental action on a massive scale. The site regularly poses challenges entailing small lifestyle changes that translate directly into less greenhouse gas emissions. Sample challenges include drinking tap water vs. bottled water and avoiding disposable coffee cups. Carbonrally.com also reviews the science and provides analysis, linking each challenge to a CO2 value. After 5 months, thousands of participants have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 100 tons.
Give your computer a rest and unplug it when you’re not using it. Take the challenge at www.splashtop.com/carbonrally and browse the site to find other simple ways to save energy.
1 – Lawrence Berkeley Study: http://standby.lbl.gov/DATA/International.html
DeviceVM, Inc. is a privately held software company offering Splashtop, an award-winning ‘instant-on’ platform that improves the personal computing experience. In cooperation with OEMs and system vendors DeviceVM integrates Splashtop into personal computers worldwide. Founded in 2006, DeviceVM is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Taiwan and China.
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