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Go Green with 10ZiG Thin Clients

There are many benefits to switching from PCs to thin clients. One of the benefits is the effect to our environment. Research has found that PCs use twice as much energy as a thin client environment. PCs average between 65 – 250 watts of energy whereas thin clients require only about 40 watts including the server.

"Using an estimate of 22.9 million business desktop PCs in operation around the U.S., businesses could be saving a total of about $354.7 million a year and cutting CO2 emission by about 2.45 billion pounds." (Thin Clients Save Energy, Spare CO2 - eWeek)

10ZiG thin clients are designed to meet EPEAT and Energy Star environmental standards. The RBT Series thin clients require only 7 watts. These energy efficient small units run cooler, weigh less therefore saving on transportation cost and are extremely powerful. Many different options are available including a choice of CE.Net, Linux, and XPe.

Important "Green" Factors to Consider:

Lower Energy Consumption: 10ZiG thin clients require only 7 watts of energy per hour compare to an average of 65-250 watts required by a PC saving money and resources. Thin clients are also cooler resulting in less power needed for cooling of an office (air conditioning, fans, etc.)

Longer Life Span: Thin clients last approximately 4-6 years longer than their PC counterparts Less Wasted Hardware. Computer hardware is damaging to the environment. Thin clients lessen the burden on our environment because they last longer, are smaller and can be recycled.

Centralized Management: Thin clients can be managed from one central location, therefore maintenance can be performed on remote desktops without having to be at the user’s physical location.

More Efficient Use of Resources: Thin clients only use the exact amount of resources required by the current task whereas a PC is setup to copy with the maximum load that the user needs.

RoHS Compliant: 10ZiG Thin Clients meet the RoHS regulation regarding the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.