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[August 13, 2008]
Fujitsu Siemens Computers: Fujitsu Siemens Computers ships world's first zero-watt monitor; Innovation from environmental leader saves GBP6 per monitor per year
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Bracknell -- The world's first monitors to feature power supplies that
automatically switch off completely in power-save mode start shipping
today.Developed by Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT
provider, the revolutionary new power-saving technology goes on sale in
the SCENICVIEW Premium Line ECO range.
Based on typical daily usage of 8 hours use and 16 hours standby
throughout a year, the new monitor could save UK businesses
approximately GBP6 per monitor per year. Based on just 1% of the 2.8
million PC units shipped into the UK in the second quarter of 2008, the
new technology could save UK businesses GBP168,000 per year.
Patent-pending zero-watt power save technology means the new SCENICVIEW
ECO monitors draw no power when not in use - as the DC power converter
shuts down completely. This is a world first, because monitors in
standby mode normally continue to draw between one and six watts of
power. The Eco mode is enabled by default.
The display includes a switching element in the power supply,
controlled by the PC. When the monitor powers down, it triggers the
power supply to totally disconnect from the mains. When the PC next
sends output to the monitor, a small electrical pulse restores display
power. This function works with analogue and digital monitor outputs.
Across Europe, reducing power consumption through the adoption of
electrical goods that use zero watts in standby mode would save an
estimated 35 Terawatt hours per year, according to the German Federal
Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt fur
Materialforschung)*. The EU Stand-by Initiative reports estimates that
stand-by power accounts for about 10 percent of the electricity use in
homes and offices of the EU Member States**.
"When it comes to electricity demand management, small changes quickly
add up," said James Governor, Principal Analyst at RedMonk, "So it's
great to see Fujitsu Siemens Computers create a monitor that consumes
no power when it's not in use."
Both new Fujitsu Siemens Computers SCENICVIEW ECO monitors - the
20-inch P20W-5 ECO and the 22-inch P22W-5 ECO - are Premium Line
models, meaning that they are feature-packed in addition to their green
credentials. Both monitors ship with an enhanced ergonomic stand,
providing users with unrivalled levels of control over the height of
the monitor, which can even be lowered to almost desk level.
The ECO monitors also introduce DisplayView AutoBright functionality,
an automatic brightness control that adapts monitor brightness in
harmony with ambient light, offering power savings during operations of
up to an additional 30 percent as well as reducing eye strain. When
maximum brightness is needed, the new units reach an impressive 300
With graphics capabilities of up to 1680 x 1050 pixels, the new ECO
monitors do not scrimp on display sizes, either - while a 5 millisecond
response time ensures crisp, sharp graphics and no screen artefacts.
Thanks to HDMI interface support, the screens are also ideal for
working with high-definition graphics.
In September, two more models will join the zero-watt monitor line-up:
the 24-inch and 26-inch models.
Dr Joseph Reger, Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu Siemens Computers,
played a key role in the development of the new zero-watt technology,
and comments: "Over the last year we have heard a lot of greenwash':
unsubstantiated marketing claims about how new IT products are doing
their bit to protect the environment. Today, with the introduction of
these two new monitors, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is delivering
products that are truly greener than any other monitor on the market,
in both standby and operation - without a price premium.
The SCENICVIEW ECO model monitors are available to order immediately,
in all countries across EMEA. Prices start at EUR 419 for the 20-inch
About Fujitsu Siemens Computers: Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the
leading European IT Infrastructure Provider with a strategic focus on
next-generation Mobility and Dynamic Data Center products, services and
solutions. With a platform and services portfolio of exceptional depth,
our offering extends from notebooks through desktops to
enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services offerings.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a presence in all key markets across
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Infrastructure Services
extending coverage approximately 170 countries worldwide. Leveraging
the strengths, innovation and global reach of our joint shareholders,
Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG, we make sure we meet the needs of
customers: large corporations, small and medium enterprises and private
users. The company is a pioneer in providing environmentally conscious
technology and processes, throughout the lifecycle of each product, and
is a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and Green Grid
organizations. To meet stringent international standards for corporate
social responsibility, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a member of the
United Nations Global Compact.
CONTACT: Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Crawford Warnock, Associate Director, Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Tel: +44 (0)7946 235 664
Tel: +44 (0)1604 232 223
Tel: +44 (0)20 7282 8000
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