Eco-business / Social Venture

November 4, 2009


Mitsubishi Electric Releases 'Smart' AC, Advising Energy-Conscious Actions

Keywords: Eco-business / Social Venture Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry 

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. released eight new models of "Kirigamine Move-Eye Navi ZW" series room air conditioners on October 23, 2009. The launch of this new series had been earlier announced on August 24, 2009. Incorporating the company's original sensing technology, the ZW series are equipped with a navigation system that displays advice on the remote control that leads to saving electricity. The remote control will show examples with aims to guide users how they could act more energy-efficiently.

The infrared sensor, "Move-Eye Navi," devides the room into a 732 mesh structure and measures floor and wall temperatures in the room and monitors the location of people by moving left and right 160 degrees. The input taken by the Move-Eye Navi is then fed to the remote control which displays energy-saving advice such as closing curtains or doors, switching operating mode according to the outside temperature and switching between the dehumidifier and cooling modes.

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Posted: 2009/11/04 06:00:15 AM