Making Network Standby More Efficient

tuesday 29 july 2014 at 23h32


Studies show that for some devices up to 80% of the energy consumption is used just to maintain a network connection.

IEA published a summary of a study with an excellent overview of the standby usage of energy. The underlying IEA report  explains, much of the problem boils down to inefficient “network standby” – that is, the maintaining of a network connection while in standby. In many devices, standby is a misnomer: it suggests that the device has gone to sleep and is almost off. In reality, most network-enabled devices draw as much power in this mode as when activated to perform their main tasks.