Green computing

21 Mar 2009

Userful Desktop is a complete public computing solution that allows users to manage, monitor, and multiply PCs from a simple administration website. Userful Multiplier software can create up to 10 independent workstations from a single, standard computer box by simply attaching extra monitors, keyboards, and mice. It is simple to install and configure, offering virus-free settings and over 40 applications, supporting over 30 languages.

Turning one computer into 10 reduces CO2 emissions by up to 15 tons per year, per system, and reduces electronic waste by up to 80%. In 2008, Userful users saved over 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions over what would have been generated with stand-alone PCs…that’s the equivalent of taking 7,000 cars off the road, or planting 10,000 acres of trees.

This technology has made it feasible for schools in developing regions to give their students computer access. It started with 2,205 Userful Multiplier desktops in 105 South African schools and, most recently, the company has provided thousands of desktops to Brazilian schools.