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Telstra launches energy consumption service

Telstra launches energy consumption service

The system will only works on Cisco networking technology and will become available in next few months

Telco giant Telstra, along with networking vendor Cisco, revealed a new service to help large businesses monitor their energy consumption.

Called EnergyWise, the system will allow companies to measure and report on how much energy their IT networking equipment uses.

The system will only works on Cisco networking technology and will become available in next few months. A pricing model will also be disclosed around the same time.

Telstra Executive Director, John Paitaridis, said energy consumption was a prime concern for many large organisations.

“Organisations can plan and operate IT networks in a cost effective and energy efficient way using the data from the EnergyWise service,” Paitaridis said.

So far the system only provides monitoring and reporting capabilities, but down the track it plans to expand into remotely switching off lights, photocopiers and computer monitors, he said.

Also at the Cisco Live event in Melbourne, Telstra also showed off Cisco's Cius tablet at its stand.

The android-based device features a 7-inch touchscreen and is specifically aimed at businesses.

Local pricing of the device will not be revealed until its launch in May.

Julia Talevski attended Cisco Live in Melbourne as a guest of Cisco.


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