communications

Telecommunication devices embrace energy efficiency technologies

Posted in chip-design, communications, devices, energy-efficient, power-consumption, power-scaling, processor, scalability, telecommunications on March 12th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Communication device design will boost performance and scalability while integrating more energy efficient technologies as the next generation is commercialized. …

… “recent DSP releases claimed to be up to four times more power-efficient than general-purpose DSPs. To minimize power consumption they use features like power scaling to automatically scale speed and voltage for various units within the processor. ” …

Via Chip Design: Low-Power Engineering

Video Collaboration Studios Power P&G into Green 15

Posted in collaboration, communications, green-it-solutions, procter-gamble, travel-reduction, video-collaboration, video-conferencing on April 27th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

The Procter & Gamble Company has be recognized as one of InfoWorld’s Green 15 award winners for successful travel reduction using video collaboration enabled by Cisco’s Telepresence technology. …

… “P&G is constantly looking for efficient ways to utilize available resources. To better enable employee connection and communication and to deliver on its renewed commitment to sustainability, P&G identified, and ultimately implemented, a green strategy supported by a high-end communications system. Telepresence is not only a good business decision but it also has tremendous environmental benefits. P&G began deploying Video Collaboration Studios across its global network in October 2007 with the goal of implementing 43 studios in just nine months. Today, there are more than 50 studios up and running saving the company millions in travel costs with the expectation that these saving will continue to grow as more studios are added and video enabled collaboration tools become embedded in business practices. A significant benefit of the technology is the ability to reduce the environmental impact of traveling. From July 2008 to December 2008, VCS helped P&G eliminate 6000 international flights – the equivalent of taking 3000 cars off the road for a year. ” …

Via Procter & Gamble: InfoWorld’s Green 15