Good to see the work developing on the Power Down and Wake System project that JISC is funding under it’s Greening ICT Programme.
PAWS is designed to be an open source alternative to the various commercial packages that are in use around the sector. It will also provide a cost-effective solution for those sites that have no decent PC Powerdown solution.
PAWS is written in Java and will be cross platform and generic enough to be applicable to a lot of institutions and outside the sector.
PAWS is being developed and tested at Aberystwyth at present, but will be field tested at a couple of other Welsh institutions before being released to the open source community at the end of the year. The team will also be providing user documentation.
Follow the progress of PAWS at: http://paws.aber.ac.uk/
and find further information about PAWS and other projects funded under the Greening ICT Programme at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/greeningict/technical/paws.aspx