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Power Optimization for App Developers

By May 31, 2016 No Comments

Basemark PAT Enables Development of Battery Saving Apps

Helsinki, Finland, May 31, 2016 – Having rapidly sold out the first version of the new Power Assessment Tool (PAT), Basemark today announced broad availability of a new version of PAT with enhanced measurement accuracy and an entirely new analysis software.

Basemark PAT is an easy-to-use and accurate tool that makes power consumption information available to app developers during the development cycle. This dramatically changes the status quo. Previously, accurate power information was available only to few select engineers in a large organization due to the cost and difficulty of operating the required lab equipment. PAT enables real-time power information during app development for every developer.

“Thanks to Basemark PAT, we were able to monitor the power consumption of our instant messenger,” said Oskari Häkkinen, Founder & CPO of Futurefly, developer of Rawr Messenger, a 3D avatar based instant messenger. “Before getting PAT, we weren’t able to sufficiently access which processes needed the most attention for optimisation. However, after testing with PAT, we have been able to focus our efforts, keeping the performance intact but reducing the overall power consumption of Rawr Messenger.”

Basemark PAT has already gotten praise from critics as well as evidenced by VRWorld Innovation Award. “If you are trying to find what is the truth between different devices, this is the one to have,” said Theo Valich, Founder, VR World.

PAT is based on a patent pending innovation by Basemark whereby the power consumption is recorded through a USB port in real time. The solution consists of a device and desktop software. In an independent testing report made by TÜV Rheinland, it was found that the PAT has an average error margin with 1A measurement of only 2,3%. The full testing report is available upon request.


PAT is priced at 995 € + VAT for corporate customers. The unit includes a PAT device, desktop software for Windows PC and high-quality USB cables.

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PAT is now available for immediate shipping. To order and for more information, please go to

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Basemark develops industry-leading system performance and power consumption analysis tools that are used by leading semiconductor and OEM companies around the world such as AMD, Imagination Technologies, Intel, NVIDIA, Renesas and Qualcomm. Its world-renowned product portfolio includes VRScore, Basemark GPU, Basemark ES, Basemark X, Basemark OS and Browsermark. Basemark is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.

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