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I checked the manufacturer's website for documentation. (Not sure if I can mention their site here or not but it is listed on the picture from your article). Watchdog model can actually monitor the computer when it is hung and can automatically reboot it. No need to make the schedule. And smart can monitor the TV watch time as it has a built in power meter. It can measure the consumption and if you dont want your kid to watch more than 30 minutes of TV. it will automatically shut off after 30 minutes in one go or 5 minutes each 6 times. Pretty cool. I think this device is good for power automation as it comes with API, power saving is just added benefit.