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New system enables power management via cellphone

By Wang Fangqing     Dec 13, 2009 in Technology
Japan's largest mobile network operator, NTT docomo, has developed a new system that allows people to manage domestic energy consumption remotely via cellphone.
According to the company, the system is a power supply with wireless functions that will allow the user to connect to all the appliances, including air conditioners and TVs. Once connected, a user can collect power consumption data which will be transferred to the mobile phone through the Internet.
Using their mobile phone, users can check data on consumption and turn off appliances.
The company says it is designed for families who are eager to save money and it will be officially launched in 2010, reports Asahi Shimbun, the leading paper in Japan.
NTT docomo is determined to show the world it can be green.
In September, it made a phone out of cypress wood. Dubbed Touch Wood, the phone is intended to promote a reforestation project.
In July, it introduced a solar hybrid mobile phone.
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