EMCO WakeOnLan is a Windows application designed to help network administrators to use the Wake-on-LAN technology in large computer networks.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
EMCO Software, a leading provider of power management solutions for Windows networks, has announced today the performance results of its Wake-on-LAN software for enterprise networks called EMCO WakeOnLan. This software was selected as an enterprise-level WOL solution by over 50 large enterprise customers who successfully deployed it in their networks in 2012. These customers, including US-based corporations, universities, school districts and government agencies, successfully use EMCO WakeOnLan to manage 3.000 or more PCs in their networks.
EMCO WakeOnLan is a Windows application designed to help network administrators to use the Wake-on-LAN technology in large computer networks. It is available in both free and commercial editions, and even the free edition can be used to wake up thousands of PCs with a single mouse click. The application can scan a local network to detect all available PCs and display them on the screen, so that the network administrators can select the PCs that should be turned on remotely. The network scanning operation is extremely fast and can be completed in less than 10 seconds in a domain including thousands of PCs. In the process of network scanning, the application extracts information about MAC addresses from remote PCs, which is required for using the WOL technology. The application uses an adaptive algorithm of MAC addresses detection that includes several different MAC detection mechanisms applied depending on the particular situation. Also, the application can send a WOL packet using four different WOL delivery methods depending on the network structure.
"EMCO WakeOnLan Free is the first and only free WOL utility for Windows that allows network administrators to automate MAC addresses detection and deliver WOL packets to multiple PCs in large networks at once and with a good performance", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, says.
The Professional edition of the application offers additional features designed to fully automate WOL in enterprise networks. This edition includes scheduling functionality allowing network administrators to schedule WOL tasks for an automatic execution. The application allows scheduling tasks both for a one-time and recurrent execution. WOL tasks can be executed for a predefined set of PCs or for a specified dynamic group of PCs, for example, by an Active Directory query. The Professional edition of the application can extract information about MAC addresses of the networked PCs from Microsoft DHCP dynamically during a WOL task execution, which also helps to automate the operation of Wake-on-LAN.
"Over 50 large enterprise customers deployed EMCO WakeOnLan Professional in 2012 to automate their WOL tasks. According to our satisfaction survey, our customers emphasized a good performance of the application in large networks and a high level of automation of WOL tasks. This is a great result for our application after its first year on the market", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, says.
Pricing and Availability
EMCO WakeOnLan is available in both Free and Professional editions that can be downloaded without registration at http://emcosoftware.com/wake-on-lan. The Free edition of the application is free for personal and commercial usage and includes basic WOL features. The Professional edition of the application includes advanced WOL features and is designed for managing PCs in large networks. It costs $179 for a site license and $265 for an enterprise license.
About EMCO Software
EMCO Software is a provider of integrated software solutions that help organizations to reinvent approaches to their computer networks management. EMCO Software's award-winning products enable organizations to manage their IT environments remotely and automate their network administration procedures, including network inventory, software deployment, power management, and network and security control. Founded in 2001, EMCO Software is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations around the globe. Today, more than 20,000 organizations in 85 countries, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, trust EMCO Software products. For more information, visit http://emcosoftware.com.