OREANDA-NEWS. February 07, 2011. Fujitsu Limited and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. have announced that they will be jointly launching a solution today, available only in Japan, which enables the visualization, or monitoring, of the operation and power consumption (CO2 emission) of computers, as well as Fuji Xerox's multifunction devices and printers, on a network by linking the software of both companies(1).

This is the first attempt in the ICT industry to forge software integration to centrally control power consumption data of individual computers and output devices leveraging operational management software. Fujitsu's operational management software Systemwalker Desktop Keeper V14g manages the number of outputs from multi-function devices, as well as printouts from dedicated printers.

Benefits from the Joint Solution
1. Facilitates better ICT device administration and optimum layout planning

The solution periodically measures environmental load data such as CO2 emission and power consumption, as well as ICT device usage status for centralized reporting. This contributes to improving ICT device operations and the planning of their optimum layout. It is also useful when compiling periodic reports and medium- and long-term plan on energy discharge, as stipulated in the Revised Act on the Rational Use of Energy, which came into effect on April 1, 2010 in Japan.
2. Achieving reduction of both environmental impact and costs

An in-house test conducted by Fujitsu and Fuji Xerox shows that the software integration can reduce costs associated with factors such as electricity and paper by approximately 30 percent(2). Through visualizing the power consumption of ICT devices, CO2 emission, and usage status, both companies were able to implement measures surrounding eco-actions, optimum layout of multifunction devices and printers, as well as the controlled use of devices.

Through this software linkage, Fujitsu and Fuji Xerox will provide an optimum solution that can cut costs and address the growing need for environmental considerations at the same time.

To guarantee a reliable linkage between the software to customers, ApeosWare Management Suite has received the Advanced level certification under Fujitsu's Systemwalker Enabled(3) program. ApeosWare Management Suite is the first to receive the Advanced certification for Systemwalker Enabled in the Green ICT category.