Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Set-Top Box Energy Agreement Could Save U.S. Consumers $1.5 Billion/Year
Dec 10, 2012
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Fifteen device manufacturers and multichannel video providers, which deliver service to 90 million U.S. households, formed a Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that will result in an estimated annual residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion.

The commitment was announced by the Consumer Electronics Association and National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The voluntary, five-year agreement goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

The agreement states that at least 90% of all new set-top boxes purchased and deployed after 2013 will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star 3.0 efficiency levels. Based on market projections for set-top box deployments, this will result in residential electricity savings of $1.5 billion annually when the agreement is fully realized.

For immediate residential electricity savings, "light sleep" capabilities will be downloaded by cable operators to more than 10 million digital video recorders (DVRs) that are already in homes. In 2013, telco providers will offer light sleep capabilities, and satellite providers will include an "automatic power down" feature in 90% of set-top-boxes purchased and deployed.

Energy efficient, whole-home DVR solutions will be available as an alternative to multiple in-home DVRs for subscribers of satellite and some telco providers beginning in 2013.

"Deep sleep" functionality in next generation cable set-top boxes will be field tested and deployed if successful.

The EPA has said Energy Star-qualified set-top boxes are, on average, 45% more efficient than conventional models. The new energy conservation initiative will produce more energy savings overall, and five years earlier than originally anticipated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to this agreement, 2018 was the earliest date that any DOE set-top box standards would have been implemented.

Participating manufacturers are Cisco, Motorola, EchoStar Technologies, and Arris. Participating included were content providers Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon, Charter, AT&T, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, and CenturyLink.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Jul 23, 2014: Japan Destroyed 3.6 Million KG Fluorocarbons from Commercial Refrigerators and AC

Jul 22, 2014: Lennox International Reports Record Profit in Second Quarter

Jul 22, 2014: Whirlpool Launches Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer

Jul 22, 2014: Weber-Stephen Breaks Ground on New Distribution Complex

Jul 22, 2014: Brinly-Hardy 175th Anniversary Brochure Wins 2014 PIAS Graphic Award

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014
May 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: March 2014
April 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: February 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows