TOKYO -- Fujitsu today announced that it has developed proprietary communications technology that enables a simple and safe cloud connection to all kinds of equipment. Spanning a variety of different network environments, companies will be able to remotely collect data on their different equipment in disparate locations. Fujitsu will begin sales in Japan of a service utilizing this technology, the FUJITSU Managed Infrastructure Service FENICS II M2M Service from early December 2013.
This service enables the flexible combination of a variety of different networks. Compared to constructing an M2M system entirely comprised of mobile line connections, for example, this service, by combining mobile lines and the use of the customer's existing intranet, can reduce the total cost of an M2M system by 90%, including start-up costs and running costs. With this service, customers no longer need the expensive dedicated systems that required development work for each type of network used by their equipment. As a result, the service enables M2M services for such uses as post-sale servicing or marketing information, which used to be limited to high-end industrial equipment, to be extended to low-end equipment. The service can be applied to a wide variety of equipment, such as office equipment, equipment in retail stores, and medical equipment.
Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)