Case Studies

The UBT-SP FC400, a Service Terminal for Financial Institutions Which is Scalable, Compact, and Energy-Efficient

Product name UBT-SP FC400UBT-SP FC400

The UBT-SP FC400 is a control unit that governs all of the service terminals for financial institutions. Equipped with a rich variety of external interfaces, including 13 USB ports, it can be connected to various peripheral devices, such as bankbook printers, slip scanners, and cash-handling devices used at service counters. The structure and design of the system allow it to be installed either vertically or horizontally, and respond flexibly to layout changes due to banks’ reviews of their operations.

We select high-quality components that can be used and supplied for a long period of time, and by implementing high reliability and long-term operation, which are features of our financial products, we are contributing to reduced environmental impact by extending the product replacement cycle.

We have also adopted the latest power-saving architecture and reduced the number of cooling fans by optimizing the arrangement of the heat sink fins and the internal structure, and we have reduced power consumption by 15% in comparison to the previous model.

Furthermore, we preserved scalability through the abundant interfaces, and figured out ways to drastically reduce the number of parts by adopting a single-board design for the internal printed circuit board and aiming to eliminate internal cables. By doing so, we reduced its weight by approximately 19% in comparison to the previous model, and were able to create one of the most compact, lightest products in the series.

[September 2020]

Working to Cut Down on Disposable Plastic at Business Sites and Offices

As the issue of plastic waste becomes more serious as an environmental and social problem worldwide, the Fujitsu Group has worked up to this point to cut down on the amount of plastic used in our business activities globally through measures such as reducing the material used in products and packaging, as well as reducing waste generation at business sites. Furthermore, in recent years, we have also been working to cut down on the use of disposable plastic in offices.

Domestically, in June 2019, we stopped offering plastic bags at our company convenience stores and shops, as well as plastic straws at our company cafés and visitor areas. With the cooperation of drink vendors and vending machine dealers, we withdrew drinks in plastic bottles and switched over to canned drinks, etc., at approximately 1,500 vending machines in the Group.

As a responsible business enterprise, it is essential for us that each and every one of the Fujitsu Group’s approximately 130,000 employees takes an interest in environmental and social issues, and works to change their own behavior. In the future, we will continue to promote reduced use of disposable plastic, as well as other sustainable activities to reduce waste, such as carrying around bags and bottles for personal use, with the aim of fostering a corporate culture that contributes to the creation of an abundant and sustainable society.

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[September 2020]

Next-Generation ScanSnap Combines Energy and Resource Conservation

ScanSnap iX1500

The ScanSnap iX1500 scans paper documents and stores them as electronic data. It is made to be as easy to use and easy to understand as possible, and aims to make people’s lives more “smart” and convenient. The various advantages that come from converting physical data into digital data can help revolutionize work styles and lifestyles, act as a foundation for work-style reform, and even help reduce the environmental burden of such data.

By reevaluating the scanning control process and improving power efficiency, we have been able to speed up the data reading process for this product by 20% (30 pages per minute; high-speed scanning of 60 sides), and reduce power consumption by approximately 15% as compared to previous models, all while maintaining compatibility with Wi-Fi at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz(*1) frequency bands. We also added a large 4.3-inch, easy-to-read touch panel onto the product, in order to make it even easier to use and understand, and updated the software (which comes with a learning function) to allow for one-touch controls for everything from the actual scanning to the use of the files scanned.

In light of recent advancements in Internet availability, we have also decided to eliminate the use of data drives to install applications, opting to ask customers to download manuals, etc., from the Internet, and thereby reducing in-box supplemental items to a minimum. We also use recycled plastic sourced from plastic bottles in the components for this product. Through these and other efforts, we have worked to reduce the environmental burden on the component end as well.

  • (*1)
    Japan/North America/China Only

[September 2019]

The High-Performance SR-S352TR1/SR-S752TR1 Layer 2/Layer 3 Switch Combines Compact Size with Energy Conservation

SR-S752TR1
SR-S752TR1

The SR-S352TR1 and SR-S752TR1 is a 52-port (10G x 4 / 1G x 44 / SFP/SFP+x4) Layer 2/Layer 3 network switch that comes equipped with a 10G interface. The Layer 2 switch in particular qualifies as a Category A product under Japan's Energy Conservation Law.

The SR-S352TR1 and SR-S752TR1 are made with the latest ASIC switches, with their high performance and low power consumption, and as such require only one ASIC switch for features that previously required two ASIC switches. This, as well as the use of many components with low power consumption, allowed us to reduce power consumption during this product's use by 45% as compared to previous models).

All of the Ethernet ports, other than the SFP/SFP+ ports, also come with a power-saving Ethernet technology called Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) (*2) that reduces power consumption during standby (not sending or receiving data) by 42% (compared to previous products). The product also comes with a technology that can limit the speed with which the cooling fans spin in multiple stages, depending on the temperature of the surrounding environment, helping save even more energy.

Previous models had the redundant power supply attached to the outside of the product (2U*2, including the body of the product). By reevaluating the product substrate and the structure of the components, however, we were able to redesign the product with high-density mounting, and install a hot swappable redundant power supply on the 19-inch rack, 1 U (*3) case. In doing so, we were able to make the product smaller as a whole. The new model is also only 12% heavier than previous models, even with the redundant power supply now located within the main body, and is a step forward with regard to making the product more lightweight. The product is also now completely free of lead, as we have opted for lead-free soldering to mount the electronic components onto the printed circuit board.

We also improved cooling efficiency within the case, and incorporated a front intake air panel/rear exhaust air flow system in order to allow more efficient cooling when installed within the same rack as the server. This allowed us to equip the cooling system on the rack without wasting space, thus allowing us to make the product smaller in general.

  • (*2)
    Compatible with IEEE802.3az, the IEEE standard specification.
  • (*3)
    1U = The size of one unit in EIA specifications (height of 44.45 mm)

[September 2019]

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