Real-time carbon display helps to achieve carbon reduction targets


Winchester, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — April 4, 2008 – An energy management product called Scroller for XP, developed by PRI Ltd., makes carbon reduction for organizations easier thanks to the real-time data available on a small bar that scrolls across the top of a computer screen.

The device is a simple, cost-effective way to gain a visual electricity display, providing instant, real-time data for carbon emissions (kg), electricity consumption (kWs) and costs. Other parameters are also available. It shows real-time data – accurate to the flick of a light switch – enabling staff to see what energy they use and its cost, and thus forming a sound basis for making appropriate reductions. 

The visual display disappears when a mouse curser moves over it, avoiding interference with desktop folders and documents. The display can be tailored to suit an organization’s own messaging and corporate brand needs.

PRI sales director Richard St Clair said: “With government proposing increased targets and more pressures now on enterprises to save on energy costs, Scroller offers a practical scheme for single or multiple-site establishments to target energy use. 

“Businesses and organisations need to play their part in reducing carbon and creating an ethos of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It’s more effective when it runs throughout an organisation, and that message is carried home. For anyone wanting to save on energy costs and raise staff awareness in reducing carbon output, Scroller offers a simple ‘smart’ solution.” 

Scroller operates on any PC that runs from a server. Using Windows 98, 2000 or XP, it operates with an instantaneous display of kW parameters from any PRI meter and simultaneous display of up to three channels of data. With configurable displays calculated upon the agreed government factors, it is possible to input a variety of other factors, such as green energy feed and grid feed. 

Scroller is networked using PACTLAN and is compatible with many other communication devices. The display itself is changeable in its colours, fonts and logo. It can be used alongside a PRI monitoring package for further analysis and with individual meters for real time monitoring across industrial sites.