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When it comes to energy efficiency, less is more.
And when it comes to set-top devices at ARRIS, we believe that you shouldn't have to choose between an evolution in entertainment and a revolution in energy efficiency.
"Conservation through innovation" is part of our global strategy for transforming communications and entertainment. And that charter has resulted in a 50% reduction in ARRIS set-top energy consumption since 2005.
Today's ARRIS set-tops aren't just doing more to deliver multiscreen, personalized content, and HD streaming experiences—they're also using far less energy. And it doesn't stop there...
Today, we announced that we've joined with the U.S. Energy Department, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and other industry associations and energy advocate in a voluntary agreement to further reduce the energy usage of set-top devices.
That will equate to approximately $1 billion in annual energy savings for US consumers.
It's our gift to you this holiday season, and part of our legacy here at ARRIS. Years ago, we developed guidelines for set-top energy efficiency with the EPA, and today ARRIS is the leader in Energy Star 3.0 qualified set-tops, with 19 in our current line-up.
What's next? As we usher in the new IP architecture for delivering content in the home, our gateway devices will consolidate much of the heavy lifting done by today's set-top. This single hub for distributing content will cut down on the need to have a box for every screen—which means that getting your media, your way will cost fewer watts, and that's great for TV viewers, homeowners, and just about everyone on the planet.
Happy holidays from ARRIS.