Race preview: Dividing and conquering in the Great Lakes

This weekend, Carl Edwards returns to the Irish Hills of Michigan for the Pure Michigan 400, CqrqJCyWgAACYeIwhile Daniel Suárez heads to Elkhard Lake in Wisconsin to close out the Road Course portion of the XFINITY Series.

Daniel will run on Saturday, taking the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry through its paces on the legendary 4-mile, 14-turn circuit at Road America. The road course, which comprises both left and right turns, promises to offer an exciting start to the weekend.

On Sunday, Carl Edwards will take the wheel of his #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry—wearing its new SURFboard® wrap featuring NewEgg—for 200 laps of Michigan International’s 2-mile speedway. He’ll be looking for a victory to add to his nine top-5 finishes and two wins at the track.

Here’s a preview of this weekend’s ARRIS Racing lineup:

NASCAR XFINITY Series – Road America Road Course

  • Daniel Suárez in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Saturday, August 27th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Pure Michigan 400

  • Carl Edwards in the #19 ARRIS Toyota Camry
  • Live TV coverage: Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN, Sirius XM Channel 90, and MRN Radio

Carl Edwards: ”I am really looking forward to the Michigan race.  The lower down force package should provide some great racing there, especially the second time around, there’s a little more rubber on the track, and possibly some higher temperatures to widen out the groove.  We’ve been having a lot of fun. We’ve been fast, been qualifying well and racing well.  Michigan is a place that really tests every part of your team. You have to have great engines, which we do from TRD. You have to have great cars and bodies, which we do. The pit crew has to be on their game. My guys have been doing great lately. You have to make good calls the whole day.  Dave Rogers and I will go there and just keep doing what we’ve been doing and hopefully we get ARRIS a win.  I have a couple wins in the cup car and Xfinity series.  It’s always been a really cool place to go.  There is a lot of pride on the line in Michigan because it’s the domestic manufacturers’ backyard.  If you can win there, you know you’ve done a good job. I would be really proud to put Toyota in victory lane.”

Daniel Suárez: “We’ve had a tough couple of races the past two weeks, so I’m really looking forward to getting back on the track this weekend and behind the wheel of my ARRIS Camry. Road America is one of the best tracks not only in NASCAR, but in the country, so I’m really excited and looking forward to the weekend.  We’ve had some really good meetings this week and I think Scott and the team have a great game plan as we moved forward. We will work hard on Friday to find the right set up not only for the race on Saturday, but also qualifying on Friday evening as track position will be really important.”

Good luck, Carl and Daniel!

ARRIS @ IBC 2016

ARRIS @ IBC 2016

What will the home look like when it’s filled with the next generation of gadgets and more content than ever? And more importantly, how will we be able to supply enough bandwidth and video services to meet demand?

ARRIS is creating a world where entertainment and communications are connected and personalized, blending seamlessly into our everyday lives. And we’ll be addressing these most pressing challenges at this year’s IBC, which takes place on 8-13 September.

 

You’ll see everything from high speed connectivity, innovative user experience platforms and intelligent gateways in real life situations. It will all give a feel for how they could be rolled out into homes – not just tomorrow, but today.

Take gigabit broadband, for instance. It should be the gold standard that the industry should be looking to attain. At IBC, we’ll be demonstrating how Virtual Reality (VR) and other applications are driving bandwidth demand and showing the equipment needed to achieve such bandwidth-intensive tasks. We’ll be using a number of products to do this including the flagship ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router with DOCSIS 3.1 and 10G-EPON.

We’ll also be piecing together all the elements of the connected home at our IBC stand. With the access network capable of multi-gigabit bandwidth it’s the home Wi-Fi network that is the bottleneck. How does the home Wi-Fi network keep up and how can it connect the entire home? We’ll be showcasing our solutions to extend and manage the home network to improve service levels and reduce costs.

Speaking of which, the intelligent gateway is an increasingly important part of home connectivity equipment and our range of gateways will be on display. Not only can the gateway provide a smart way of optimizing Wi-Fi, it can also function as the client controller for mABR, cache time-shift TV services, or coordinate IoT devices.

Our experts will be on hand to talk about evolving video processing in the age of all screen, everywhere video services. It’s vital that you’re able to scale video preparation, distribution and management in this era of both on premise and cloud solutions. We’ll have the specialists as well as the equipment on show to help you navigate your way to enhanced video services including UltraHD with HDR.

Finally, ARRIS is the global market leader in set-tops. IBC will be where we’ll once again demonstrate why. There will be live demos and display of set-tops for cable, telco and satellite operators supporting a variety of user experiences, including UHD and software platforms including RDK, KreaTV, Android and MediaRoom®.

We look forward to exploring the future with you at this year’s IBC. See you at Hall 1 Stand B19

ARRIS @ The Independent Show

TIS16_std_webWe’re at The Independent Show in Orlando this week to showcase our portfolio of turnkey solutions for regional service providers. Combined with our recently expanded Channel Program, to now include the US and Canada, we offer a variety of customized resources for accelerating delivery of the most advanced new services to consumers—including Gigabit broadband, Service provider Wi-Fi, and Cloud & IP video.

Some of our featured booth demonstrations will include:

  • Delivering better Gigabit broadband to the home
  • Achieving stronger high performance Wi-Fi solutions for service providers
  • Full IP adaptive bit rate (ABR) solutions for set top and multiscreen devices

If you’re at The Independent Show, be sure to stop by Booth #501 & 503 to check out our demos and speak with our experts. We look forward to seeing you there!

ARRIS’s First DOCSIS 3.1® Cable Modem is Now CableLabs®-Certified

Gigabit is making headlines around the country as cable companies begin to bring this incredibly fast Internet to new destinations this year. If you’re one of the lucky people receiving Gigabit access, you need to know about DOCSIS 3.1® technology; it’s what makes Gigabit Internet possible for cable customers.

And, very soon, you’ll be able to get your hands on our first retail cable modem with DOCSIS 3.1 technology: our SURFboard® SB8200 Cable Modem. What that means is that it won’t be long before you’ll be able to buy your own cable modem that supports Gigabit Internet.

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

ARRIS is a pioneer in DOCSIS technology and in giving consumers the choice of super-fast modems they can purchase to own. Among the advantages of buying a modem include: side-stepping your service provider’s modem rental fees (for a savings of up to $120 per year), getting a performance boost from the latest technology, and choosing the solution that works best for your own needs.

CableLabs just announced that our SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 modem received full DOCSIS certification, which is a big step in bringing it to market. It means that the modem is now ready to go to cable operators for approval so that it can be used on your cable service. We expect our SB8200 to be ready later this year, starting with Comcast’s Gigabit launches in the following markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and Nashville. Then, you can buy it at your favorite retail outlet and experience the future of fast at home.

Stay tuned to our blog to find out when you can buy our new SB8200 DOCSIS 3.1 modem.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week Ending July 8, 2016

CNET, among others, reported that Comcast and Netflix have reached an agreement that will allow for Netflix’s streaming service to be available on the cable operator’s X1 set-top later this year. This agreement marks the largest deal to date for Netflix.

Strategy Analytics reported that by 2021, we can expect to see the worldwide revenue from mobile video reach $25 billion, according to MediaPost. The report predicted that live streaming platforms, like Twitter Periscope and Facebook Live, will increase mobile-video viewership to 2 billion by 2022.

TweakTown noted that the ARRIS SURFboard® SBR-AC1900P RipCurrent™ Wireless Router is “a solid and stable platform that aides consumers in expanding their networks with G.hn technology.” The publication gave it an overall rating of 85% out of 100%.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a major technology advancement for High Dynamic Range (HDR) Television standards, reported by Rapid TV News and others. For future broadcasting and multimedia systems, this development provides an important step to improving virtual reality quality TV in the home.

FierceCable, and others, reported that CableLabs is making home Wi-Fi more secure by developing a security protocol for its DOCSIS® 3.1 cable network technology standard.  CableLabs will work with a consortium of groups to learn from past security challenges and develop Wi-Fi security protocols that can benefit the cable industry as a whole.

  1. Comcast will let you watch Netflix like a regular cable channel (July 6, 2016) By Joan Solsman, CNET: Comcast customers later this year will be able to watch Netflix shows or movies just like they would click to see a regular channel.
  2. Mobile Video To Hit $25B Globally In 5 Years (July 6, 2016) By Gavin O’Malley, MediaPost:  Worldwide revenue from mobile video will reach $25 billion by 2021, according to fresh research from Strategy Analytics. The money is mostly coming from advertisers trying to reach a growing mobile-video audience.
  3. ARRIS SURFboard SBR-AC1900P RipCurrent Wireless Router Review (July 5, 2016) By Tyler Bernath, TweakTown: With ARRIS emerging as a consumer brand, we had the opportunity to look at their first solution in the SBR-AC1750. This solution performed quite well and if I remember correctly was one of the higher performing 1750 solutions.
  4. ITU announces new HDR standard (July 6, 2016) By Editor, Rapid TV News: In a major advancement for a technology that will inevitably boost uptake of Ultra HD services, the ITU has announced a new standard for high dynamic range (HDR) TV.
  5. CableLabs security chiefs: With DOCSIS 3.1 security nailed down, challenge moves to locking down home Wi-Fi environment (July 6, 2016) By Daniel Frankel, Fierce Cable: CableLabs has established an effective security protocol for its DOCSIS 3.1 cable network technology standard and is now looking to lock down the home Wi-Fi area, the consortium’s chief security architect, Steve Goeringer, said to FierceCable.

Day Two: ARRIS @ ABTA 2016

Welcome to ABTA. Over the past two days, we’ve hosted customers and attendees from all over Latin America who have come to see how our solutions are transforming the entire video experience for the world’s leading service providers.

Our demos highlight new DOCSIS® 3.1 devices, IoT capabilities, and CCAP solutions like our industry-leading E6000® CER.

In case you weren’t able to make it to our booth (#72), check out a few photos below. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for updates!

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