Patent Number: 8,576,433

Title: Choosing a printing device based on accumulated power consumption in a network

Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides an information processing apparatus comprising: an acquisition unit configured to acquire the print request from the client; a selection unit configured to select the first printing apparatus when the accumulated power consumption is not more than a first threshold, and selects the second printing apparatus when the accumulated power consumption is higher than the first threshold; and an accumulation unit configured to add a power to be consumed by the printing apparatus selected by the selection unit to process the print request to the accumulated power consumption stored in the storage unit.

Inventors: Matsumoto; Akihiro (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017