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									  3rd Steering Committee
  Meeting - 12/07/2011
                    Meeting Minutes


     Voluntary Industry Agreement to Improve the
     Energy Consumption of Complex Set Top Boxes
             under the EuP/ErP Directive




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                                    Meeting Minutes – 3rd Steering Committee
                                                           July 12th, 2011




                                                    Table of Contents
1.   Meeting Details................................................................................................................... 3
        Agenda ............................................................................................................................ 3
        Date and Venue .............................................................................................................. 3
2.   The Independent Inspector ................................................................................................ 4
3.   Current Status: Signatories ................................................................................................. 4
        European Commission input ........................................................................................... 5
4.   Revision of the VA............................................................................................................... 5
5.   AOB ..................................................................................................................................... 6
6.   Next Steps and Actions ....................................................................................................... 7
7.   List of Participants of the 3rd CSTB Voluntary Agreement Steering Committee ............... 9




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   1. Meeting Details
Agenda
   1. Introductions
   2. The Independent Inspector
   3. Current Status: Signatories
   4. Revision of VA (Tier 2 allowances)

Date and Venue
12th July 2011
Chairman: David Daniels

Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre for European Innovation
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels
Belgium




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   2. The Independent Inspector
The Independent Inspector tender process was completed and Ecofys was selected. Edith
Molenbroek (Project Manager) and Sina Wartmann (who will cover technical and political
issues) presented on behalf of Ecofys. In this presentation, Edith and Sina explained Ecofy’s
background and draft project plan to deal with the reporting from VA signatories. They said
that it was important that the VA Steering Committee speaks with one voice to keep the
process manageable. Ecofys informed the steering committee that they are ready to receive
the signatories’ reports for this reporting period (Tier 1).

The VA Chairman explained that the contract with Ecofys was under way.

Actions

      Chairman to call for a ‘kick off’ meeting between the VA Signatories and the
       Independent Inspector (Ecofys)
      Pace (Robert Turner) to prepare a draft VA specific NDA for review by signatories.
       This NDA would then be used to represent all signatories
      Signatories to look at the reporting template and provide feedback if required


   3. Current Status: Signatories
The following companies have provided confirmation of being formal signatories of the VA
on CSTB:

Viasat                NDS
Intel                 Liberty Global
Humax                 Sagem
Telenor               Technicolor
Virgin Media          Microsoft
Sky Italia            BskyB
Pace                  Telenet
Sky Deutschland       Amino
Texas Instruments     Cisco
Samsung               Echostar
Kabel Deutschland

The Chairman informed the group that the Legal Entity bank account was being set up and
that the invoices will be sent to the above companies as soon as this is complete.

Although the above companies already comprise a large market share for pay TV complex
STBs, companies who indicatively signed the VA but who still haven’t confirmed their full
signature to do so as soon as feasible.



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European Commission input
Mr Jacek Truszczynski from DG Energy provided the meeting with an update from European
Commission side.

Jacek informed the meeting that the VA on CSTB was going to be presented by the
Commission (DG Energy) to the ENVI Committee on the 14 th July. If there were no objection
from the ENVI Committee on the 14th, then The VA would follow Inter-Service Consultation
followed by formal approval by DG Energy and publication in the Official Journal.

Jacek told the group that it was important that the VA maintained a market coverage of 75%
- 80%. He also pointed out that the 1st reporting period ends by the end of July and that
companies had 3 months in which to provide the reporting data. The Commission would like
to the analysis of the data and conclusions from the Independent Inspector preferably by
November.

Jacek mentioned that the Commission would like to discuss the Independent Inspector’s
report in November’s Consultation Forum (CF) meeting. He explained further that although
the CF meeting would openly debate the VA progress with as much consensus with other
stakeholders as possible, it is ultimately up to the Commission and the Regulatory
Committee to assess the VA.


   4. Revision of the VA
The Chairman presented an overview of the draft updates carried out in the VA in order to
create a final version 3.0 with agreed Tier 2 energy allowances.

There were discussions regarding the reporting of information, whether signatories would
make energy consumption information available online as well as via brochures/leaflets sent
with the product. It was agreed that the VA wording in section 4.8 would be modified to add
that energy consumption information of CSTBs “may be published online”. This will be
reviewed following the first reporting period.

Action

        Chairman to modify section 4.8 of the VA to reflect the agreement above.

Regarding the allowances, the steering committee members were of the opinion that an
allowance for transcoding should be added. In particular, Peter Percosan from Cablelabs
Europe explained that for the receiver to decode the AV signal and re-encode it into a
different format (e.g. HD into UHD) it would have to consume more energy than if this
functionality was not available.



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Actions

      Peter Percosan from Cablelabs Europe to investigate energy requirements for
       Transcoding
      Chairman to modify text in section B.3.J to add “capable of decoding and displaying
       1080p/50 or better”

Liberty Global and Sagem expressed concerns that the allowance given for In-home
Networking (12 kWh/year) may be insufficient for boxes that use MOCA for in-home
distribution of content.

Actions

      Peter Percosan from Cablelabs Europe to investigate further and confirm whether 12
       kWh/year is achievable for MOCA
      The Chairman to modify the test methodology by adding E.1.14 to reflect that the In-
       home networking allowance can only be claimed if the technology used for this
       allowance is active during test

Hans Paul Siderius expressed concerns over the allowance figures proposed by the
signatories and possibility of the standby power being increased with the increase in
functionality. The Chairman and other steering committee members explained that, in order
to meet the total energy consumption, companies have the incentive to keep the standby
power as low as possible so as to use the available energy consumption allowance for
functionalities which are aimed to entertain their customers. Technicolor and Pace
explained how they calculated the proposed allowances in some detail.

Hans Paul also mentioned that in the introduction of the VA, it refers to another regulation
(1275/2008) and that this was not appropriate. The group agreed that this reference would
be removed.

Actions

      The Chairman will remove the 4th paragraph in the Introduction (section 1)
      The Chairman will modify the 1st paragraph of section 6.1 to reflect that the
       commitment under the VA to the Legal Entity (and not the European Commission)
      Chairman will delete last row of last table in Annex G (Information to be provided by
       Signatories which are neither Equipment Manufacturers nor Service Providers)


   5. AOB
Regarding Lot 26 (Networked Standby), Hans Paul Siderius mentioned that there is an
updated version of the draft proposal for networked standby requirements.



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 Action

         Hans Paul Siderius to send the latest draft version to the Chairman - completed
         Chairman to distribute the Lot 26 draft regulation to the group via the reflector

 Emilien Gasc (ANEC) asked whether the VA would address lifecycle concerns. The steering
 committee explained that the VA could potentially include a pointer to existing standards
 and regulations in future revisions. However, as WEEE and ROHS already cover recyclability
 and hazardous substances and all companies selling products in the EU are subject to these
 regulations, and since significant resources are being taken to ensure that all requirements
 of Annex VIII of the Ecodesign Directive are fully implemented it was conclude that priority
 should be given to fulfil the required obligations first.

 Action

         Chairman to distribute in the reflector the spreadsheet collecting “proposed
          updates” to the VA for the future revisions


     6. Next Steps and Actions
 The Chairman will carry out the proposed changes (pending required action from signatories
 on proposed wordings) and distribute the latest draft of the VA for final editorial comments.
 The overall actions deriving from this meeting are:
Actions                                                                Volunteers     Status
call for a ‘kick off’ meeting between the VA Signatories and the        David
Independent Inspector (Ecofys)                                          Daniels
prepare a draft VA specific NDA for review by signatories. This NDA     Robert
would then be used to represent all signatories                         Turner
Signatories to look at the reporting template and provide feedback      All
if required                                                             signatories
companies who indicatively signed the VA but who still haven’t          All
confirmed their full signature to do so as soon as feasible             supporting
                                                                        companies
modify section 4.8 of the VA to reflect the agreement on publishing     David          completed
information                                                             Daniels
investigate energy requirements for Transcoding                         Peter
                                                                        Percosan
modify text in B.3.J to reflect the “capable of decoding and            David          completed
displaying 1080p/50 or better”                                          Daniels
investigate further and confirm whether 12 kWh/year is achievable       Peter
for MOCA.                                                               Percosan
modify the test methodology by adding E.1.14 to reflect that the In-    David          completed
home networking allowance can only be claimed if the technology         Daniels
used for this allowance is active during test



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remove the 4th paragraph in the Introduction (section 1)                David     completed
                                                                        Daniels
modify the 1st paragraph of section 6.1 to reflect that the             David     completed
commitment under the VA to the Legal Entity (and not the European       Daniels
Commission)
delete last row of last table in Annex G (Information to be provided    David     completed
by Signatories which are neither Equipment Manufacturers nor            Daniels
Service Providers)
distribute the Lot 26 draft regulation to the group via the reflector   David     completed
                                                                        Daniels
distribute in the reflector the spreadsheet collecting “proposed        David     completed
updates” to the VA for the future revisions                             Daniels




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7. List of Participants of the 3rd CSTB Voluntary Agreement
   Steering Committee
     Name                  Company/Organisation
     Marc Vautier          Orange
     Peter Percosan        Cablelabs Europe
     Thomas Nogues         Cablelabs Europe
     Michael Bryan-Brown   Liberty Global
     Edith Molenbroek      Ecofys
     Sina Wartmann         Ecofys
     Severine Fautrelle    Canal Plus
     Stephane Richoux      Canal Plus
     Emilien Gasc          ANEC
     Florian Tremblay      Sagemcom
     David Daniels         BSkyB
     Sheila Cassells       DIF
     Bjorn Adins           Cisco
     Christer Akesson      Motorola
     Klaus Verschuere      Cisco
     Jacek Truszczynski    EC/DG Energy
     Edward Butler         Intel
     Jim Beveridge         Microsoft
     Adriana Mattei        ZetaCast
     Hans-Paul Siderius    NL Energy and Climate Change Agency
     Robert Turner         Pace
     Jean-Yves Moraillon   Technicolor




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