Our Solutions: Green by Their Nature
Celadon Reef sells software and products that are green by their nature.
Most importantly, the Celadon Reef Operating System reduces the number of devices (24 x 7 servers that use power and generate heat) most organizations use today in order to provide voice, video and data services. A single instance of the Celadon Reef Operating System can take the place of five or six task-specific devices.
The software instances we provide are delivered via compact flash (for security reasons) that then are permanently incorporated into our customer’s products. We do not deliver software on disposable media.
When customers buy devices with the software preinstalled, we endeavor to provide energy efficient and environmentally focused products. Currently, we have a bias for the more energy-efficient ATOMTM processors from Intel. Our Celadon Reef devices are designed to live at the edge of the Internet. None of our products include a hard drive onboard. We do not use batteries in our products.
Because we use cost effective commodity x86 hardware components, the purely economic answer when a device fails in the field or reaches its end of life would be to properly dispose of it. Admittedly, this approach does not fit with the spirit of being green. Therefore, we encourage and facilitate the return of all devices that are replaced in the field so they can be reconditioned.
Since Celadon Reef devices require some technical know how to keep them operating, we cannot donate the reconditioned units one or two at a time throughout diverse geographies. Consequently, we have selected two regions where we hope over time to provide voice-video-data services to a growing footprint.
Desiring to be supportive of our employees who volunteer their time and energies toward charitable work, we have selected initiatives that our employees support in Peru and Haiti for reconditioned Celadon Reef devices.
In addition to the reconditioned devices Celadon Reef provides technical training to staff in each location so that these communities can receive the maximum benefit from the positive aspects of being connected to the global Internet.
World's Second Largest Sea Turtle Habitat
Once refurbished and re-flashed, we label Celadon Reef devices as “Sea Turtles” before sending them to Peru or Haiti. The coastline of our headquarters’ city, Vero Beach, lies on the Atlantic Ocean and is the world’s second largest sea turtle nesting ground. Each morning volunteers identify and post markers on each new nest. Three of the seven sea turtle species found in the world visit Vero Beach to lay their eggs. Hence “Sea Turtles” bound for new lands.