Tuesday, May 13, 2008

AT&T U-verse Adopts EPA ENERGY STAR Requirements for STBs

AT&T announced a commitment to operating under new ENERGY STAR requirements for video providers.

As an ENERGY STAR participant, AT&T will provide U-verse TV customers with Motorola and Cisco Systems receivers that meet the new ENERGY STAR efficiency criteria in advance of the January 2009 deadline for when it goes into effect. U-verse TV Internet Protocol (IP) receivers offer increased energy efficiency compared with other digital set-top boxes today.

ENERGY STAR limits for IP set-top boxes are about 36 percent less than cable set-top box requirements. The improved efficiency is achieved, in part, because IP receivers don't have tuners.http://uverse.att.com

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