Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of August 11, 2014

ARRIS’s NASCAR sponsorship announcement drove a great deal of interest this week!  Media outlets including Yahoo! Sports covered the news that ARRIS will sponsor two Joe Gibbs Racing team drivers, Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez.

In industry coverage, Rapid TV News reported on a recent ABI Research market study looking at set top devices and home networks. Editors called-out ARRIS as a “clear winner” in the set top market.

Broadband Technology Report covered SCTE’s continued progress toward creating new standards and best practices for energy management and network operations.

Multichannel News shared that ad viewing in TV Everywhere environments is still on the upswing, citing FreeWheel’s latest Video Monetization Report.

And finally, FierceCable posted about a report from Parks Associates, noting that analysts expect 80% of consumers to have a 4K viewing device in the next 10 to 12 years.

Do you agree with this 4K adoption rate? Let us know at @ARRISEVERYWHERE – we’d love to hear from you. And, be sure to check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. ARRIS to sponsor NASCAR’s Carl Edwards (Aug. 20) By Phil W. Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle: ARRIS will be the primary sponsor of NASCAR’s number 19 Carl Edwards for 17 races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Joe Gibbs, founder and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, said in addition to sponsoring Edwards, ARRIS will also share a vision with Carlos Slim Domit and Escuderia TELMEX to develop Mexican and Latin American drivers in NASCAR.
  2. STB market grows with ARRIS leading the pack (Aug. 21) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: According to ABI Research, most manufacturers saw similar sales, with a few notable exceptions. ARRIS came in a clear winner, growing about 60% year-over-year to $711 million (pro-forma based on the combined ARRIS-Motorola from the start of 2013).
  3. SCTE Busy on the Standards Front (Aug. 20) By BTR Staff, Broadband Technology Report: The SCTE announced continued progress in the creation of standards and best practives for energy management and network operations, as well as the availability of three standards sessions at Cable-Tec Expo 2014.
  4. TV Everywhere Ad Views Surge In Q2: FreeWheel (Aug. 14) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: TV Everywhere apps are still disjointed in terms of the content offered and what’s accessible to viewers in or out of the home, but advertising views in the still nascent segment continue to climb all the same.
  5. Making 4K a reality (Aug. 18) By Sue Marek, FierceCable: 4K is the next-generation of high definition TV with four times the resolution of current HD screens. Unlike 3D, which failed to take off due to multiple technical hurdles, many expect 4K to blossom and become the next step in the high-definition migration path.

ARRIS: INVENTING THE FUTURE AT IBC 2014

logo_ibc2014_smBinge-viewing, multi-screen usage and streaming are driving an era of ‘Entertainment My Way’, according to ARRIS’s fifth annual Consumer Entertainment Index.  At IBC 2014, ARRIS will showcase the latest in transformative solutions for the video delivery chain, from content creation to consumption. We will also launch some game-changing new products that help address these consumer trends.

Alongside new 4K set-tops, DOCSIS gateways and IP streaming solutions, ARRIS will also demonstrate the latest nDVR solutions, cloud platforms and discuss how a compelling content experience can be delivered in an ever-changing industry.

We hope you’ll be able to visit us in Hall 1, Stand D31 where we’ll also show how we’re helping service providers to transition to DOCSIS 3.1, and how they can capitalize on the opportunities of HEVC.

If you’re joining us in Amsterdam, don’t miss the opportunity to hear Nav Kannan, VP of Engineering, speak on a panel titled New consumer trends – the rise of social media and second screen technologies on Friday September 12 at 11:30. Also, Cornel Ciocirlan, our CTO in EMEA will speak in the SCTE Session on In-Home Architecture Issues on Monday September 15 at 14:00 where he will tackle the topic of extending service assurance in the 4K Wi-Fi home.

Everyone at ARRIS looks forward to seeing you for what promises to be a very exciting show.

Ultimate Gaming Experience with the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC

Hey, football fans! Get a jump on the fall season by pre-ordering EA Sports’ latest installment: MaddenNFL15_Buy_AllMadden NFL 15.

Thanks to innovation in network and broadband technology, gaming experiences like Madden have broadened the playing field to the world of online gaming. Now, instead of settling for competition with your siblings and the neighbor down the street, you can do battle with the country’s top players from the comfort of your own living room.

SBG6782-AC-heroBut that overtime Hail Mary pass on 4th and 18 doesn’t have room for buffering. So if you are still counting on that ancient modem to get you into the game, it’s time to take a look at this year’s first round draft pick: the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC.

The SBG6782-AC packs DOCSIS 3.0, an 802.11ac WiFi router, 4-Port gigabit Ethernet router and MoCA® networking for smart devices–all in one device.

Bottom line: the SBG6782-AC will take you to the end zone and through the post season for many years to come. Pick it up at Amazon or Best Buy today!

Philly Tech It Out with ARRIS

WICTThis Thursday, join ARRIS and women from all over Philadelphia at this year’s WICT Philly Signature Tech It Out. This all-day seminar on August 21st is dedicated to Wi-Fi and how it’s changing the way we live.

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is an organization that’s helping to develop the industry’s next generation of women leaders. This year’s event features a rock-star line-up of industry leaders who are driving Cable’s ongoing transformation. They’ll chime in on Wi-Fi, connected experiences, and entertainment from their diverse areas of expertise.

ARRIS is a proud sponsor of WICT Tech It Out, and a few of our executives will be speaking at the event:

At 2:00 p.m. ET, join Eli Baruch, ARRIS Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management, for a panel entitled: “It’s the Experience! How to deploy the best Wi-Fi end user experience.” Eli will discuss creating effective carrier Wi-Fi networks and the components of successful deployment.

Then, at 3:30 p.m., join ARRIS SVP of Global Marketing Sandy Howe and Senior Director of Global Communications Jeanne Russo as they host “Anticipating Generation Next,” a game show exploring the changing ways that we’re consuming content all over the world, featuring the results of our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ARRIS Joins NASCAR Family and Joe Gibbs Racing

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Today, we’re excited to join the NASCAR Family and Joe Gibbs Racing.

And together with Carlos Slim Domit—one of our biggest global customers—we’re bringing diversity to performance car racing on an international level.

We just announced that we’re sponsoring Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Sprint Series and Daniel Suarez in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.

These relationships will help take our brand to new heights, and into households across the US—fueling our position as the leader in video delivery and broadband communications.

Now, as we expand our US retail initiatives—like bringing our number-one selling line of SURFboard(R) modems to even more consumers across the country— we’ll have tens of millions of NASCAR fans cheering us on.

NASCAR is home to some of the most passionate and loyal fans in the world, and they’re already using our technology to get them into the action, across all their screens.

And, as we grow in Latin America, we’ll also use this energy to deliver the same level excitement and entertainment.

ARRIS is fueling a transformation in video and broadband communications. And we’re excited to join the NASCAR family, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Carlos Slim Domit in combining our passion for entertainment, community, diversity, and performance to make history, on and off the track.

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of August 11, 2014

This week, ARRIS continued to make headlines in media outlets such as CED Magazine with the announcement that Poland-based Netia selected the E6000 CER to support its broadband service.

In other news, Multichannel News discussed results from a recent study revealing 85 percent of consumers who subscribe to online streaming services also have pay TV service from a cable, satellite or telco TV provider. This finding is further proven with data highlighted by Advanced Television, which noted 89 percent of British viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live. Separately, Rapid TV News shared that in order to differentiate, over-the-top providers are eager to embrace 1080p and Ultra HD programming.

Finally, FierceCable reported that despite Ultra HD’s status as the next generation of high definition, a lack of end-to-end infrastructure could stand in the technology’s way.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Polish service provider picks Arris’ E6000 (Aug. 11) By Mike Robuck, CED Magazine: Netia, which is one of the largest telecommunications providers in Poland, said it picked the CCAP-based E6000 to support future roll outs of the cable industry’s DOCSIS 3.1 specifications. Netia will work with Arris reseller Vector to deploy the E6000 CER.
  2. Study: OTT Helps Consumers Create ‘DIY Bundles’ (Aug. 12) By Mike Farrell, Multichannel News: Consumers are increasingly using their over-the-top online video connections to complement their pay TV subscriptions, creating “Do-It-Yourself Bundles” of programming, according to a recent study by Hub Entertainment Research.
  3. Brits still prefer to watch live TV, on their TV (Aug. 14) By Editor, Advanced Television: Research reveals that despite the growth in TV viewing via PC, tablet and smartphones, 89 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – with 85 per cent also stating that the TV is their preferred screen.
  4. 1080p, UltraHD to be key differentiators in OTT battle (Aug. 8) By Editor, RapidTVNews: As they compete with pay-TV providers, over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix, VUDU and M-GO will be more eager to embrace 1080p and UltraHD for connected CE devices, says a report from ABI Research.
  5. Lack of 4K infrastructure hinders technology’s potential, report says (Aug. 13) By Jim Barthold, FierceCable: A lack of end-to-end infrastructure is standing in the way of 4K/Ultra HD, despite the fact that content creators, service providers and TV OEMs “are wagering billions that … (it) will be the panacea needed to lift TV sales and provide the next substantive qualitative differentiator in devices and services,” a new report from The Diffusion Group posits.
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