Apr 102010

Intelligent Power Bar

Normally a humble power strip is the last thing I’d expect to cover here on Gizmag. But this one by Fujitsu offers a little extra. With built in power sensors, the power strips can monitor exactly how much electricity is being used in the workplace.

The power consumption data collected by each power strip is then sent over the local network back to a PC or server, where an administrator can identify the worst eco-offenders in the office. The premise is that once the data is made visual office workers will come to have a greater awareness of their electricity usage, and hopefully not waste as much as they did before. And if employees take this new awareness home with them, it’s possible that they’ll start saving power there as well.

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