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22/05/2008

Thomson Reaffirms Support Of Environmental Sustainability

Thomson has signed the European Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Digital TV Service Systems and the European Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband recently published by the European Commission.
As a leader in set-top boxes, residential gateways and IP connected devices, Thomson has the opportunity to make a positive impact in terms of energy efficiency efforts.
Underscoring its support of sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to product design, Thomson recently announced the launch of an integrated femtocell gateway - the TG870 - which will enable operators to deliver compelling multimedia services to the home network over any WCDMA 3G handset. In addition to providing new functionalities to network operators, the TG870 brings a major eco-design breakthrough: this femtocell gateway is equipped with an eco-mode which cuts average power consumption by half, thus significantly reducing the environmental impact of the platform.
Energy efficiency is one of the most important policy areas decided by the EU in order to reach its Climate Change Programme objective of reducing CO2 emissions.
The objective of both the Digital TV Service Systems Code of Conduct and the of the Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment is to minimise overall energy consumption (KWh) per appliance and to secure the commitment by major service providers and manufacturers who support the digital TV and the broadband sectors in designing and delivering digital TV and broadband services and systems that minimise power consumption, including power-down features, integrated power management and other approaches.
In signing the two Codes of Conduct, Thomson is demonstrating its resolve to minimise the energy consumption levels of the digital receiving and processing equipment it develops, such as its set-top boxes (Thomson delivers a full range of set-top boxes, including advanced HD and PVR models for service delivery over any type of network, be it cable, satellite, terrestrial or IP and hybrid combinations of the same) and that of its broadband delivery platforms such as its DSL and cable modems and gateways and its IP connected device portfolio including its telephony product range.
Since 2005, Thomson together with European equipment and software manufacturers, broadcast services operators, as well as national energy agencies, has been involved in collaboration led by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre on designing and enforcing voluntary measures to reduce energy consumption.
Further information is available at: www.thomson.net.
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