ARRIS Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. It’s a reminder of our impact on the environment every other day of the earthday-304year.

At ARRIS, we’re committed to minimizing our global carbon footprint and energy use through environmentally responsible business operations. We call it “eco-innovation.” And it’s the way that we approach building better products everyday. But we’re also working to ensure that millions of people around the world who use ARRIS products in their homes are also minimizing their impact on the environment.

The set-top devices that they use to enjoy their content, their way, is the focus of our efforts this Earth Day. ARRIS is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient set-tops. Most of our set tops meet industry standards for energy efficiency and have power-saving features. And we work closely with the world’s leading service providers to constantly improve the equipment standards for energy efficiency.

Today, we are showcasing our latest set-top devices for Verizon FiOS at their Dallas, TX facility. These new devices include theVMS1100 Media Server and IPC1100-P2 IP Client set-tops, which improve whole home energy efficiency by 20% over current multi-room DVR configurations.

Through efforts like these, we’re reducing our collective impact through better, more energy-efficient devices. And while we still have a long way to go, we’re committed to eco-innovation that does its part every time someone tunes in to watch TV.

How are you impacting the environment? We’d like to hear in the comments below

The 364 Days Behind Earth Day

On April 22nd, we take the opportunity to reflect on what we do for the Earth the other 364 days earth-dayof the year.

We call our approach to energy efficiency “conservation through innovation.” It represents our constant pursuit of better consumer entertainment experiences with a minimal impact on our natural resources. In the past year, we’ve taken major strides to improve energy efficiency in our own organization and with our partners throughout the world.

In December, we announced that we joined the U.S. Department of Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and multiple industry associations and energy advocates to reduce set-top energy consumption up to 45 percent by 2017, to the tune of $1 billion in annual energy savings for U.S. consumers.

Earlier this month, we collaborated with Verizon to launch its new FiOS Quantum TV experience, based on the ARRIS VMS1100 media server and IPC1100 video client. The combo achieves a 20% reduction in energy consumption compared with other configurations.

Today, ARRIS is a leader in ENERGY STAR 3.0 qualified set-tops, with 19 in our current lineup. And, we’re working to ensure that our new devices meet the EPA’s latest guidelines for the ENERGY STAR Version 4.1 specification.

These are just a few of the ways that we’re improving energy efficiency throughout the year as we collaborate with world’s leading service providers to bring the next stage of innovation and conservation to their millions of subscribers.