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Generally I am very impressed. The power to the computer and peripherals is cut a short time after the computer is shut down and worked on a range of machine models that I tested on. Its no hassle to press the button to restore power everytime you start the machine up.
I think that this will be a great device to use in the home, and I certainly will be using it and hope that it will save us some money. I do have concerns about using this in an enterprise environment though.
My main issue is to do with Wake On Lan. Obviously without any power to the NIC this device can't be use with WOL, which most schools/businesses use on a daily basis. So I wouldn't order any of these devices for my schools and would hazard a guess that other schools would not either.
I was wondering if any thought had been given to this problem. Is it possible to have a device designed to allow WOL to continue to function? Perhaps the power to the other sockets could be cut but a low level of power provided to the machine to keep the NIC happy? I would certainly give serious consideration to these kind of devices, provided the cost vs savings figures stacked up.