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Fujitsu Releases Venus Solar, A Cloud-Based Solar Power Production Monitoring Service
Apr 22 15
Fujitsu announced that it will begin offering to solar power companies and maintenance operators the FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution Venus Solar, a small-scale solar power generation monitoring service it developed that utilizes the cloud. Intended for small-scale solar power generation facilities held by solar power companies, this service collects data by the minute on the volume of electricity generated by each power conditioning system, or PCS, which bundles together solar battery panels, using monitoring devices connected to each PCS so that the data can be centrally managed in the cloud. In comparison to conventional power-facility output monitoring services, which monitor on a per-facility basis, Venus Solar can provide more precise, per-PCS energy generation monitoring. From the collected data on power generation levels, the service can detect reductions in power generation, suspensions of power generation, and abnormalities in correlation comparisons with other PCSs, and send email alerts to managers. This allows managers to discover mechanical failures or power generation problems at an early stage. Solar energy generation systems are composed of solar battery panels and PCSs, which convert and bundle the power generated by the panels. These systems may experience failures resulting from various environmental factors or other causes. In addition, power generation performance may decline as the equipment ages. As such, for solar power companies, the early detection of problems plays a critical role in preventing lost opportunities. Starting now, Fujitsu is offering Venus Solar to small-scale solar energy companies in Japan to provide detailed power generation monitoring and detection of abnormalities through a variety of analyses. Features of the Service 1. Centralized management of detailed energy generation conditions at dispersed power plants Venus Solar takes data from the monitoring devices connected to PCSs at each power facility, and uses the highly secure and reliable public cloud service FUJITSU Cloud IaaS Trusted Public S5 to collect the data and centrally manage the power generation data of different facilities. The collected electric power data can be viewed from a variety of perspectives, including the energy generation business as a whole, individual energy generation business units (such as projects or investment funds), or individual power facilities, to enable confirmation on the status of power generation. In addition, the service can present hourly/daily power generation results in graph format, and it also offers a function that brings together the necessary data for operations managers in the form of a report; Includes an alert function that detects a variety of abnormalities It is necessary to have customized alert thresholds for each power facility because solar power generation is greatly influenced by location, season, and weather conditions. The service detects reductions in power generation, suspensions of power generation, and abnormalities in correlation comparisons with other PCSs based on Fujitsu's proprietary algorithm, and immediately sends an email alert to notify the business and the operations managers when there is an abnormality; Stores maintenance history to use as knowledge Management of trouble status makes it possible to establish workflows for monitoring operations. In addition, by accumulating and analyzing the maintenance history data that includes the status and details of actions taken, it is possible to use that data in upcoming maintenance in anticipation of trouble. Pricing and availability: Product name: FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution; Retail Price (excl. taxes): From JPY 72,000 (1 monitoring device). Monthly cloud service fee: By individual quotation April 21, 2015. Sales Target 2,000 monitoring devices by the end of fiscal 2015.
Fujitsu Adds New Offerings for Customers Running or Planning to Adopt SAP Software
Apr 14 15
Fujitsu announced that it is adding new offerings for customers running or planning to adopt SAP® software, in a further expansion of its PRIMEFLEX® portfolio of Integrated Systems. These additions extend the PRIMEFLEX brand, which has received a very positive response from customers and is emerging as one of the industry's most comprehensive set of pre-configured and pre-tested ready-to-run systems for the business-centric data center. Fujitsu continues to enhance the PRIMEFLEX portfolio of workload-specific Integrated Systems with two infrastructure solutions purpose-built for SAP software landscapes: FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes, and reference architecture versions of the FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA®. Both new additions to the PRIMEFLEX family draw on Fujitsu's close working relationship with SAP and leverage the company's deep expertise in designing solutions based on proven Fujitsu intellectual property that support SAP software deployments with outstanding levels of business continuity, ease of use and predictable performance. FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes integrates Fujitsu's renowned FlexFrame Orchestrator technology into a ready-to-run PRIMEFLEX solution, enabling the rapid, high-quality deployment and rollout of infrastructure for SAP workloads, applications and databases, including SAP HANA. Fujitsu's powerful FlexFrame Orchestrator software now also powers PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes. This enables data center managers to simplify the deployment and operations of multi-site SAP software installations while also reducing planned system downtime. FlexFrame Orchestrator software has been widely recognized by customers around the world for its ability to dramatically accelerate the provisioning of SAP software updates, and is a key enabler for the rapid integration of new SAP services.
Fujits Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. to Begin Trial of Electric Tricycles in the Philippines
Apr 13 15
Fujits Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. announced that they will commence field testing to expand services in the Republic of the Philippines so as to increase the prevalence of electric tricycles that use ICT. GMS has already conducted a trial in Metro Manila that ran from September 2014 through January 2015 using electric tricycles with proprietary sensing technologies and ICT, such as remote vehicle-control systems, fare-authentication systems, and anti-theft systems. The company plans to begin actual services the second quarter of the calendar year. Fujitsu will be working with GMS to connect their system to the FUJITSU Intelligent Society Solution SPATIOWL, for a field trial of additional services in Metro Manila that will begin in late 2015. These services will include a feature for estimating the available driving range based on the battery reserves and power-consumption profile, a service showing the routes to charging stations, and a service that plans routes to consume the least amount of power. Following the trials, these functions will be added to the service that GMS is launching in the second quarter, and will be put into operation in the Philippines in fiscal 2016. This collaboration between GMS and Fujitsu will support more widespread use of electric tricycles in the Philippines and contribute to an improved environment and convenience. The companies are considering services in other Southeast Asian countries and China as the market for electric vehicles is expected to expand. The more than 3.5 million gasoline-powered tricycles in the Philippines are a fixture of the country's everyday life. But as the air-pollution problem worsens, the government of the Philippines is moving to introduce 100,000 electric tricycles, which produce no exhaust gases. Also, as electric vehicles take hold in other Southeast Asian nations, opportunities will grow throughout the region. GMS developed Mobility-Cloud Connecting System, which enables remote vehicle control, and conducted a trial of mobility services that can track a vehicle's current location and disable a vehicle if usage-fee payments fall into arrears. The trial, which took place in Metro Manila, the capital area of the Philippines, ran from September 2014 through January 2015.
Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. Collaborate to Transform Manufacturing Processes through IoT Innovation
Apr 12 15
Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. announced their collaboration to bring innovative operational excellence to manufacturing with the help of Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform. Having recognized a solution was needed to optimize processing by both machines and humans, Fujitsu brought together its Eco-Management Dashboard, the IoT/M2M platform, Microsoft cloud services and Windows tablets in a way that could enable managers, engineers and scientists to improve product quality, streamline systems and enhance functionality while reducing costs. This solution is based on the innovative work Fujitsu performed in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Fujitsu converted its semiconductor manufacturing operations into its Akisai Plant Factory, a large-scale facility that integrates cutting-edge agricultural techniques with manufacturing and information and communication technologies, such as the Fujitsu Akisai agricultural cloud. At this facility, Fujitsu is using a portion of its clean room areas to produce lettuce that is both delicious and low in potassium so it can be consumed by dialysis patients and people with chronic kidney disease. As a next step, Fujitsu is deploying its Eco-Management Dashboard and applying its IoT and M2M capabilities to realize even higher-quality products, enhanced functionality and greater productivity. As part of this comprehensive solution, scattered data is input into the Microsoft Azure database and evaluated through advanced analytics and natural user interfaces. The Eco-Management Dashboard is used to help simultaneously manage product quality, process efficiency and equipment performance to improve operations and reduce energy costs. This solution can be replicated by other manufacturers and will be an enormous step in helping companies manage and consume data in the right ways, increasing productivity while saving time and money. Fujitsu and Microsoft are on the leading edge of advancing the next generation of manufacturing. Together, they are developing solutions that will help manufacturing customers be more productive and deliver higher-quality products. More information on this solution and a video about its application in high-tech cultivation is available on the Official Microsoft Blog.
Fujitsu Offers Datacenter Management Solution for Support over Lifecycle of Customer Datacenters
Apr 9 15
Fujitsu announced the launch of its FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Datacenter Management Solution to provide support for customer datacenters, covering conception, planning, design, construction, and operations. The new Datacenter Management Solution leverages Fujitsu's datacenter expertise cultivated over more than twenty years and takes into account expected changes to the ICT environment brought about by technological advances. Fujitsu will provide this expertise to support from the perspectives of facilities infrastructure, facilities operations, and ICT operations for customers building new datacenters or operating existing datacenters. To address these various types of datacenter issues, Fujitsu is now providing Datacenter Management Solution, which provides support for datacenters, from conception to planning, design, construction, and operations. Combining expertise gained from over 20 years of building and operating more than 100 of Fujitsu's own datacenters around the world with the expertise of Fujitsu First-Class Architectural Office, which provides the FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service Green Infrastructure Solution, Fujitsu provides services that cover every phase of the lifecycle of a customer datacenter. By doing so, it helps to continually enhance the value of customer datacenters. Features of the Datacenter Management Solution: Support for datacenter conceptual planning; Support for launching and refining ICT operations; Support for launching and refining facilities operations; Support for launching and refining facilities infrastructure.