Comcast's next-generation Xi4 set-top passes FCC muster

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has received approval from the FCC for its next-generation Xi4 set-top box, according to a regulatory filing to the agency.

The filing, originally uncovered by GigaOm, is heavily redacted and reveals that the new device will be manufactured by Pegatron and Cerpass Technology on behalf of Cisco out of Taiwan and China.

Called the Xi4v1-C, the box includes support for 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and--notably--does not include a hard drive, with customer recordings rendered to cloud-based DVR.

The filing reveals the box to be compliant with all FCC mandates. Comcast has yet to announce its deployment plans for the device.

Comcast label Xi4v1-C
Comcast Xi4v1-C label

At top, label with data for the Xi4v1c. At bottom, label affixed to the device's casing. (Source: FCC)

For more:
- read this FCC filing
- read this GigaOm story

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