TOKYO, Apr 13, 2009 -- Japan's Ricoh Co. said Thursday that it has developed a system that can be used to monitor copy machines' power consumption in real time, managing multiple copiers simultaneously via a network to help a company save energy and cut costs.
This system uses Tivoli system management software from IBM Corp. and is the first fruit of the agreement forged by two firms in December to cooperate in information technology systems. Ricoh and IBM agreed to work together in development of products and services and to share global sales networks.
With the new system, the IT manager can use Tivoli to monitor all copiers connected to the network and remotely adjust the usage parameters for each machine in order to help the company meet its cost-cutting goals.
Ricoh said it plans to commercialize the system sometime this fiscal year.
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