Verizon and Motorola to Trial Energy-Efficient Set-Top Box for Digital Video Recordings

Apr 16, 2010

Verizon and Motorola have teamed up to create and trial set-top boxes that are up to 30 percent more energy efficient than current models, with one new model offering double the amount of storage capacity for digital video recordings.

Verizon will begin trialing the two new models, the Motorola QIP7232 and Motorola QIP7100, in select markets later this year. The QIP7232, the DVR model, boasts a faster processor and more memory.

“The new green Motorola set-tops are an outgrowth of Verizon’s efforts to create our own industry-leading energy-efficiency standards and to grow our business responsibly,” said James Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon. “These set-tops will provide a better viewing and multimedia experience for our customers, while helping them lower their and utility bills.”

The new Motorola QIP set-tops use environmentally preferred materials that do not contain lead, , mercury or other substances of concern. Packaging for the new set-tops will be 100 percent recyclable and made from 75 percent recycled cardboard.

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Nearly 2.9 million Verizon customers receive FiOS service over the company’s all-fiber-optic network, connecting directly to homes and businesses. FiOS provides interactive services including 140 HD video channels; an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and much more.

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