Verizon and Motorola to Trial Energy-Efficient Set-Top Box With Double the Storage Capacity for Digital Video Recordings

NEW YORK and HORSHAM, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and the Mobile Devices and Home business of Motorola Inc. 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 FiOS TV 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 energy consumption and utility bills."  

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

(NOTE: To view a video about how the new, Energy Star-rated boxes improve the customer experience and reduce energy consumption, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/VerizonCSRVideos#p/u/0/cc1_41VScUs.)

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. 

"Motorola has worked closely with Verizon during the development of these new QIP products to ensure they align with Verizon's environmental sustainability goals," said Larry Robinson, vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home. "Motorola continues to innovate with our QIP set-tops and will explore opportunities that not only help our service-provider customers reduce their environmental footprint, but also deliver green benefits directly to consumers."

For more information about the many benefits of Verizon FiOS services, visit http://verizon.com/fiostv. For information about Verizon's environmental stewardship, visit http://newscenter.verizon.com/kit/green-press-kit/.    

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) revenues reached $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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