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Thomson Reaffirms Support of Environmental Sustainability


The Group signs EU Codes of Conduct on Digital TV Systems Energy Efficiency and on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment

Paris (France). – Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) 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.

“We are committed to environmental sustainability and to supporting initiatives that will contribute to minimizing environmental impact, including more efficient use of energy and reduced power consumption” said Jacques Dunogué, Senior Executive Vice President, Systems Division of Thomson.

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.

“The impact of the ICT sector on energy consumption and climate change is significant. The European Commission Joint Research Centre has developed together with stakeholders voluntary standards to help reduce this impact” said Paolo Bertoldi, Principal Administrator at the European Commission Joint Research Centre. “We are happy that Thomson has signed the Codes of Conduct for Digital TV Service Systems and Broadband Equipment, thus further engaging itself to cut energy consumption in its products”.

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.

Thomson Committed to Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is one of the most important policy areas decided by the EU in order to reach its Climate Change Program objective of reducing CO2 emissions. The objective of both the Digital TV Service Systems Code of Conduct and of the Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment is to minimize 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 minimize 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 minimize 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 devices portfolio including its telephony product range.


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