IGEL Awarded the Energy Star Eco-label for IGEL one, UD2 and UD3

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IGEL Thin Clients Offer Significant Power Savings, Shrinking Both Carbon Footprints and IT Costs

The Energy Star certification of our products underscores the positive environmental impact organizations can make by switching to thin clients

IGEL Technology, the world's third largest thin client vendor (2009 by revenue, IDC), today announced its thin client devices have been awarded Energy Star 5.0 certification for environmentally friendly computer equipment. The IGEL one and IGEL Universal Desktop 2 and 3 series have been awarded the Energy Star certification for units with the embedded Linux and Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard operating systems.

High Energy Efficiency
The Energy Star label confirms that the certified IGEL models use no more than 15W of power when in idle mode. In stand-by mode (sleep mode) or when shut off, these units, which can be remotely started over a network connection (wake-on-LAN), consume less than 2.7W of power. The entry-level IGEL one model, designed especially for use in SMEs, far exceeds these requirements using only 8.5W when idle.

A Leader in Energy Management
IGEL is the only thin client provider with a Linux-based solution offering an energy-saving sleep mode. The unique energy-management system on the Linux devices allows IGEL thin clients to be brought into stand-by mode (suspend to RAM) within seconds and then fully awakened just as fast. This feature not only saves energy, but also increases user convenience by almost completely eliminating annoying, time-wasting boot-ups.

"The Energy Star certification of our products underscores the positive environmental impact organizations can make by switching to thin clients," said Erhard Behnke, US president at IGEL Technology Ltd. "Thin clients offer significantly lower power consumption, use fewer raw materials, and up to 99% can be recycled, helping companies to save money while they're helping to save the planet."

The UD3 units come Energy Star certified as a standard. The IGEL one and UD2 devices can be requested with Energy Star certification at no extra charge. These units are then supplied with the latest energy efficient power supply.

The Energy Star label identifies office equipment that has been shown to be particularly energy efficient. Only the top 25% of a given product group are able to meet these stringent performance guidelines, which are reviewed and revised every two years. The current Energy Star Version 5.0 certifies thin clients for the first time, in addition to other devices such as computers, notebooks, monitors, printers, copiers, multifunction units and external power converters. For more information on the Energy Star program, please go to http://www.eu-energystar.org.

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