Thursday, 14 August 2008

Fujitsu Siemens - Zero-Watt Standby Monitors

Fujitsu Siemens has started to ship the world's first monitors that automatically switch off completely in power-save mode. (Actually the press release is headed 'World's first zero watt monitors', which really would be an achievement!)

Anyway, the DC power converter shuts down completely when it's not in use (as opposed to the usual 1-6 watts in standby). It's done through a switching element in the power supply that's controlled by the PC. When the PC next sends output to the monitor an electrical pulse restores display power.

The products were already announced and apparently there are advanced orders 'running into thousands'.

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