After the tsunami, everything in Japan ‘forced’ to more energy efficient. Including systems, machinery, and government programs. Have been many innovations that prove “setsuden” (energy saving) and “taisaku teiden” (replies blackout) as a trend in Japan. So far, Japan is known as ‘state machine’. Because almost in every corner where the country is filled with a variety of automated machines that help operational at the right place. One of them is vending machine that can be found very easily in Japan, even in one row there are several types of vending machines with different functions at once.
But now, the machines have slightly different features than usual. JVMA (Japan Vending Machine Manufacturers Association) has taken a stance to reduce electrical energy use such as cooling zone (where only the engine cold / hot the next few cans ready for sale), which allows the sensor to turn off the lighting system during the day and if there is light close, and “Vacuum Insulation” system where materials such as glass wool and metal films are used to prevent loss of heat and cold.
Digital Signage at the event, Japan 2011 Ranman later, you’ll see something different there. Because at that time will be introduced to digital signage systems and eco-friendly/labor saving machines from Fujitaka Corporation. Using phosphorus as a method for lighting. Smart and simple because in one day would save electricity usage by 30% when compared to using fluorescent lamps are commonly seen in glow-in-the-dark sticks. Fujitaka Corporation plans to enable the use of energy efficient lighting in public places such as hospitals, schools, public restrooms, underground parking garages, and subway station (to illuminate the stairs, emergency exits, signs, etc.). It is meant to improve the efficiency savings in energy use.
“Disaster Information Transmission Vending Machine” (DITVM) produced by Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) will also be displayed at the same event. It also gives the same goal, to help nature in saving energy, but in a different way to that done Fujitaka Corporation. The DITVM operates solely on solar energy powered through inbuilt solar panels. With more functions than just a vending machine focus, this device is to provide real time information quickly when natural disasters occur, and as happened when the earthquake struck in March, when other forms of communication media such as mobile devices are not available. This device is connected to the Internet via WiMAX and receives digital air waves of Japanese television, which aired on the built in screen. When natural disasters occur, the lights flash and sirens on top DITVM triggered as the police and the evacuation is displayed, along with information about the disaster for the location for example, if large and deep earthquakes. Even during power outages, solar charged battery to operate both the machine and send news. Similar to other vending machines, DITVM also will issue a free drink when warned of natural disaster. During a normal and peaceful, the display screen acting to provide daily news, weather information, and news bulletins about upcoming events.
A number of programs and machines were intended to be an alternative for a far more environmentally ‘friendly’ to the world from Japan.