Fujitsu Demand Response Client Software is World's First to Rece

Fujitsu Demand Response Client Software is World's First to Receive Latest
OpenADR 2.0b Certification 
Tokyo, Aug 19, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories
Limited, and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. today announced that the
Demand Response (DR) client (VEN: Virtual End Node) software they developed is
one of the first in the world to receive certification of compliance with
OpenADR 2.0b, the latest DR standard, which was released in July 2013. 
The OpenADR 2.0 B Profile Specification (OpenADR 2.0b) was developed by the
OpenADR Alliance, which promotes international DR standards. The software
developed by the Fujitsu Group received OpenADR 2.0b certification in
interoperability testing performed recently in the US by the OpenADR
Alliance(1). 
The introduction of DR in Japan is highly anticipated as it will help maintain
a balance between the supply and demand of electrical power without increasing
power generation, by requesting electricity customers to curtail their
electricity consumption when supply is tight. It is hoped that the wide use of
Fujitsu's software in residential or commercial energy management systems
will bring about the creation of economical and stable systems for balancing
electricity supply and demand as well as lead to the creation of new businesses
relating to DR. 
Currently, when electricity supplies are tight, electricity companies
primarily use telephone calls or email messages to request commercial-scale
customers to curtail their electricity usage. To expand DR to small- and
medium-sized customers, including ordinary homes, an Automated Demand Response
(ADR) technology is needed that enables quick and efficient coordination
between an electricity company and its customers. To spread the adoption of
OpenADR 2.0, which is the profile specification standard for ADR, it is
important to rapidly develop and provide DR client software that can be
included in home appliances and energy management systems of many electricity
customers. 
DR client software has message processing features for communications
protocols that comply with OpenADR 2.0b and standard management features for
clients. It also has an Application Programming Interface (API) to enable the
efficient development of applications for each electricity customer, including
building energy management systems (BEMS) and home energy management systems
(HEMS). These features make it easy for the systems of customers to conform to
OpenADR without the need for any further programming work on communications
protocol software that complies with OpenADR. 
Future Plans 
Fujitsu will provide solutions incorporating the DR client software to vendors
of building management systems and BEMS/HEMS aggregators. Fujitsu will also
work on developing DR server (VTN: Virtual Top Node) software. By promoting the
spread of systems that comply with OpenADR, Fujitsu is committed to improving
the efficiency of energy use and contributing to the environment. 
Glossary and Notes 
(1) OpenADR Alliance:The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption,
and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through
collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR
Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the
adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand
response. More information can be obtained at http://www.openadr.org/ 
Contact: 
Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations
www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/
+81-3-3215-5259 
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