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A Green New Year: Fujitsu Siemens Computers already meets the new EU law requirements for standby power consumption


Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ professional PCs already use less than 1 Watt when on standby

Munich, The majority of Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ professional PCs already meet the new EU directive regarding low standby power consumption. The regulation went into effect on January 5, 2009 with a one year transitional period. The law states that as of January 5, 2010, all electrical and electronic office as well as household equipment must prove that they use less than 1 Watt on standby power. Thanks to Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ innovative “Low Power Soft Off” function, PCs in the ESPRIMO C/E/P5730 and ESPRIMO E/P7935 series as well as the CELSIUS W370 workstation are already well below this value today. Around 90 percent of these professional PCs are even below 0.5 Watt – a rate that is not required by law until 2013. These high standards from the leading European IT infrastructure provider emphasize once again Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ environmental product policy and its innovative leadership in ”Green IT". Last year, the company had already introduced its 0-Watt-Monitor.

The directive states that the new EU regulation “should increase the market penetration of technologies yielding improved energy efficiency for standby functionalities and off-mode losses, leading to estimated energy savings of 35 TWh by 2020, compared to a business-as-usual scenario.” The full directive can be seen at

Fujitsu Siemens Computers fully supports this objective. In order to move device power consumption towards zero, the company has developed a function known as “Low Power Soft Off/Deep Sleep”. A pre-defined setting allows the user to minimize energy consumption during the standby mode to less than one Watt. This configuration provides power just for the on/off switch but only enough so that it can “wake up” the system again.

As of January 5, 2010, standby power consumption of less than 1 Watt is legally required by the EU, and is also a prerequisite for the CE certificate. Fujitsu Siemens Computers has already been meeting this requirement for over 12 months – even before the law went into effect, and proving once again that the company is a market leader in “Green IT”.

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