Fujitsu Siemens has unveiled the first display that uses absolutely no power in standby mode:
A relay cuts off the mains power whenever the video stream stops; capacitors store enough charge to flick the relay back when the signal returns. Solar panels provide enough power to maintain zero consumption mode for up to five days, after which you have to press a regular power button to bring the machine out of standby.
The technology is ready for TVs and can go into any computer monitor, according to the vice president of peripherals at Fujitsu Siemens, Rajat Kakar
The company has applied for six patents covering the technology and the first monitors using it will go on sale next spring.>/i>
A British report claims energy consumed by devices on standby accounts for more than eight percent of the electricity consumption in the U.K.