Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
display power management system

Short for display power management system, DPMS is correctly referred to as VESA DPMS as it is a VESA standard. DPMS is an improved method of saving a computer screen when compared to a screen saver. DPMS turns off the video signal to your screen after a period of inactivity, which puts most newer monitors into a standby mode or shutting your monitor off.

Computer acronyms, Power terms, VESA