2014-08-15 20:16:37 - With seemingly no end in sight to high energy costs, many businesses and organisations are looking for ways of reducing their energy bills and usage.
Together with environmental regulations and concerns, manufacturers have to look more closely at their processes and products to see how they can make them more energy efficient and also reduce their impact on the environment.
This philosophy is no stranger to the team at Borer, who has placed energy efficiency and environmental impact at the core of its design and manufacturing processes for many years.
The company's FUSION range of products has been developed using a 'clean design' policy which ensures that all products are highly energy-efficient, have low impact on the environment during manufacture and consume the minimum amount of materials.
Borer's products not only meet EuP (Energy using Products) regulation but also the RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain
Hazardous Substances) Directive and the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive.
Borer's FUSION product range has involved environmental concerns from the earliest stage.
• Reducing the quantity of raw materials by mass as well as the energy used in the manufacturing process by designing smaller and more compact products.
• Reducing the amount of packaging and the financial and environmental cost of shipping by making products smaller and lighter.
• Minimising the complexity of systems and associated infrastructure and installation time.
• Reducing the amount of energy consumed by designing products which use the available energy more efficiently.
• Restricting the volume of waste to dispose of at the end of the product's life cycle by using fewer raw materials in the manufacturing process.
Using Power over Ethernet technology, enables Borer hardware to be powered over CAT5e cabling. What’s more, the FUSION software monitors and manages power usage ensuring that the cabling can never be over-loaded, eliminating any associated potential risks.
Sophisticated power usage reporting assists in the diagnosis of equipment faults and their swift rectification. This can reduce significantly the need for maintenance visits and engineering time on site. It is estimated that eighty percent of reported hardware faults can be resolved by simply power resetting the equipment. The technology pioneered by Borer allows all but real equipment failures to be resolved remotely by instructing the Midspan Bridge to power reset the relevant device; often this is all that is needed to resolve a reported fault.
The result is a system that is not only easier to install and maintain but uses less energy and reduces the volume equipment deployed. Note, the WEEE directive 2012/19/EC and the EU battery directive 2006/66/EC will increase costs with the disposal of used electronic equipment and batteries.
Bob Chapman from Borer says: “We believe the combination of energy efficient operation, low-impact installation and secure data storage makes our range of FUSION readers, a highly valuable and versatile product to help facilities management teams meet the challenges of today's complex working environments.”
BORER design and manufacture market-leading access control, attendance management and alarm monitoring hardware and software. The company consistently strive to innovate within the market sector in which they operate. BORER has committed to a 'Clean Design' policy which ensures that its products are highly energy-efficient; have low environmental impact during manufacture, and consume the minimum amount of materials. For more information on BORER, please visit www.borer.co.uk.