Saving energy has never been easierStudies show that computers and external monitors are frequently left powered on for extended periods of time when the user is absent. Many users do not configure power settings correctly, resulting in their computer consuming power needlessly for extended periods. Even when power settings are configured correctly, user presence is determined by keyboard or mouse input, but this is an imperfect method that results in energy waste. Using keyboard and mouse input to determine presence requires longer countdown times (typically 10-15 minutes as a minimum) to avoid annoying the user and being disabled.
Highly accurate radar sensing supports much shorter countdown timer settings, as short as 30 seconds to put the computer to sleep quickly when the user steps away thereby saving significant amounts of energy. The TrickleStar® Advanced Keyboard works in conjunction with network-based management tools and computer-based power settings.