Well-known technologies in a new way

    “Everything new is well-forgotten old,” says popular wisdom. In part, this statement is true for the IT world. In confirmation of this, we present the New Year retrospective of Fujitsu.

    Perhaps the most noticeable for users was the heyday of ultrabooks.
    Now thin compact laptops weighing about a kilogram have become an indispensable model in the assortment of manufacturers. However, as an independent brand, ultrabooks appeared on the market only in 2011, while Fujitsu produced compact LIFEBOOK P and Q series laptops in the early 2000s. Then, models weighing about 1 kg were produced with a screen diagonal of 10.6 inches, but these are subnotebooks, not netbooks. The LIFEBOOK P models had performance comparable to regular laptops and surprisingly comfortable keyboards.

    The ultraevolution

    We are used to the fact that LCD screens are color, and electronic ink monitors are black and white. But back in 2010, Fujitsu introduced color displays on electronic ink, ready for industrial production.

    Fujitsu Next Generation Color e-paper Module

    Touch screens in mobile devices under Windows 8 will not surprise anyone, but in 1993 the first tablets based on the Microsoft platform appeared. Fujitsu experimented with touch screens on its own and had the corresponding models in the LIFEBOOK B, T, and STYLISTIC business notebook lines.

    Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Series B

    Be proud of your 4 TB hard drive? Meanwhile, in 2009, Fujitsu announced CentricStor FS and VT systems with support for a total drive capacity of more than 1 petabyte of memory (1,024 terabytes). Then such volumes in one system seemed redundant and it was assumed that the company that bought them would be leased (the term cloud was only gaining popularity). But at the end of 2012, the top-end data storage system (SHD) already has a capacity of 20 PB and is used in SAP. In addition, about 20 storage systems with a capacity of more than 10 Pbytes have already been installed in the world, and hundreds that are needed for companies that need more than 1 Pbyte capacity! The main consumer of systems with such a large capacity became banks.

    Fujitsu CentricStor

    Fujitsu's products can be compared to an iceberg: products that we know well are only a small part. For example, Japanese engineers are laying ocean fiber optic cables and optical data transmission systems necessary for the smooth operation of the Internet. Such cables now transmit 99% of information between continents, since satellite channels are still expensive. At the moment, the length of the cables laid by Fujitsu is about 90,000 km - they could wind the Earth cross to cross and would still remain.
    Not only cables, but also relay stations are located at a depth of up to 8000 meters and the first systems have been operating without interruptions for 40 years.

    Do you have a car? Does it have displays? If so, then most likely it has Fujitsu equipment. The company is a leader in the production of video controllers for dashboards, integrated navigation systems, indicators projected on the windshield, and multimedia systems for rear-seat passengers. Fujitsu has created the world's first controller for high-definition video, aimed at use in the internal automotive network. It also manufactures CAN microcontrollers that provide important vehicle functions. Fujitsu has been in the automotive industry for 35 years.

    In Japan and China, more than 5 million Fujitsu phones are sold annually. In addition, the company supports LTE network infrastructure for DoCoMo 4G in Japan, and Fujitsu Ethernet networks are used by telecom operator Verizon and the London Stock Exchange. In 2012, Fujitsu service networks recorded one call every two seconds and more than 50 PB of data passed through them.

    Happy New Year, colleagues! PS: the picture is clickable :)

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