Patent Number: 8,792,109

Title: Printing control apparatus, image forming apparatus and printing system

Abstract: A printing control apparatus connected via a network with one or more of image forming apparatuses includes: a power source detection section which detects an image forming apparatus turned on; and a setting section which sets a mode shift time for shifting from a normal power mode to a power saving power mode a power consumption of which is less than a power consumption of the normal power mode of each of the image forming apparatuses; and a notice section which notices the set mode shift time to the image forming apparatus corresponding to the mode shift time, wherein the setting section changes the mode shift time when a plurality of image forming apparatuses which has been turned on is connected with the network, by comparing with a case when the network is connected with only one image forming apparatus turned on.

Inventors: Tamada; Takeshi (Toyohashi, JP), Kimata; Akinori (Toyokawa, JP), Yamamoto; Kenji (Hachioji, JP), Hayashi; Akihiro (Okazaki, JP), Sasamoto; Yoshihito (Hachioji, JP), Tamaki; Kenji (Tokorozawa, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101); G06F 1/26 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018