Software Saves 11 Tonnes of CO/2 Per Year in Computer Waste
CALGARY, AB (March 29, 2005) - Userful's innovative software offers an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional computers by turning one computer into ten fully independent workstations. Modern desktop computers sit idle 98% of the day while users read or type. Userful's Desktop Multiplier software lets users share a single computer by installing extra dual-headed video cards. This leverages unused computing power to create an environmentally-efficient alternative to traditional desktop computing. This software eliminates nine out of every ten computers by replacing up to ten computer boxes with a single shared computer box. On a ten-user system this software can reduce total CO2 emissions by as much as 33 tons over a three year lifespan. [See NOTES below for calculations]
Tim Griffin, President of Userful, who holds a Masters degree in Environmental Design said, "Userful's software is the product of four years and multiplemillions in in research and development. Our goal was to bring affordable and environmentally-friendly computing solution to the world. Currently, less than three percent of the world's population owns a computer, yet computer hardware production and disposal is one of the fastest growing threats to our environment. It is quite remarkable that something as intangible as software could reduce the environmental impact of computing by close to ninety percent."
In addition to the obvious power and air conditioning savings, Userful's software also reduces the environmental impact of computer hardware disposal. Computers have become one of the largest single contributors toelectronic waste, globally. The disposal of computer components that contain lead, mercury, cadmium and a number of other persistent, toxic and bio-accumulative compounds present a growing threat to our water and air quality. By turning one computer into ten, but allowing users to reuse existing monitors and in some cases simply add video cards to the existing boxes, Desktop Multiplier software reduces the environmental impact of hardware disposal.
For the past three years, Userful has been transforming the world of desktop computing with their unique 10-to-1 software. Userful's innovation of turning one computer into ten has earned it the status of technology leaders in the field of desktop computing. With this compelling ten-to-one advantage, Userful has gained a strong presence in the public computing market; its mission is to become the dominant platform for affordable desktop computing worldwide.
Userful's Desktop Multiplier software customers include libraries, academic institutions, Internet cafes and commercial businesses across North America. Trial versions of Userful's software are available as a free download over the Internet andis sold globally through a growing network of resellers.
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