UK technology company Cranberry has developed an energy-efficient computer that it says offers businesses a greener alternative to the conventional desktop PC.

Cranberry’s SC20 Smart Client computer is small – no bigger than a paperback book, says the firm – and uses only 10% of the electricity of a standard PC.

Cranberry CEO Simon Ponsford said the SC20 Smart Client “enables users to run applications wherever they like – remotely, locally or even virtually – and companies can control staff access to applications, data and USB devices.” Because the system does not require installation and is provisioned automatically, he said it was easy to deploy.

“The real beauty of the SC20, however, is that it uses far less power than a standard computer and produces less heat, which means businesses also save on their air conditioning costs,” he said.

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