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 4, 2014

This week, ARRIS attended ABTA in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Broadband Technology Report highlighted our presence at the event, as well as the first regional deployment of the DCX525e MPEG-4 set-top with Multiplay.

Separately, Broadband TV News reported that Poland’s Multimedia Polska will upgrade to the E6000 CER to increase its channel density ahead of the deployment of new converged services.

In other news, Variety shared data released by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group revealing that total home entertainment spending in the first half of 2014 came in at $8.58 billion, with the shift toward digital distribution becoming increasingly profound. Similarly, IP&TV News detailed the rise of mobile video and TV, which will increase spending on consumer mobile media services from $236 billion in 2013 to $380 billion by 2018.

Finally, VentureBeat shared data from Nielsen regarding Social TV, reinforcing the growing importance of the audience as mobile screens become more prevalent.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. ARRIS Heads to Brazil (Aug. 7) By Staff, Broadband Technology Report: At the ABTA Expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ARRIS is showcasing a range of video delivery solutions to address the growth in consumer demand for personalized entertainment.
  2. Multimedia Polska prepares for converged services (Aug. 4) By Julian Clover, Broadband TV News: The cablenet is upgrading to the ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router for Next-Generation IP Content Delivery. Its moving from the ARRIS C4 CMTS. The upgrade has been managed by ARRIS and local partner VECTOR.
  3. U.S. Home Entertainment Spending Flat in First Half of 2014 (Aug. 5) By Thomas K. Arnold, Variety: U.S. consumer spending in the first half of the year was essentially flat with last year, but the shift toward digital distribution is becoming increasingly pronounced.
  4. Mobile video & TV to help drive huge mobile revenue surge (Aug. 6) By Thomas Campbell, IP&TV News: Mobile video and TV will help spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset rise from just above $236 Billion in 2013 to approach $380 Billion by 2018, according to a new forecast from Strategy Analytics, Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2018.
  5. Nielsen data shows mobile devices & social networks are making TV better (Aug. 4) By Murry Shohat, VentureBeat: Our casual approach to TV viewing is shifting. Social media is increasingly how we learn about TV shows, and sometimes watch them.

ARRIS @ ABTA 2014

We just spent three exciting days at the ABTA Expo & Conference 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ABTAshowcasing our advanced video solutions to Brazilian providers. This year’s gathering centered around discussions of consumption habits among the nearly 15M Brazilian pay TV customers who, like their counterparts in other geographies, are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content. ARRIS experts led quite a few of these discussions and highlighted the implications for service providers: namely, the challenge of scaling today’s networks and CPE to meet the growing demand for increasingly complex service delivery. A case in point was pay TV provider Multiplay, which we announced this week, is the first operator to offer the new ARRIS DCX525e set-top, delivering efficient HD services today and supporting tomorrow’s IP video delivery. Our experts’ presentations dove into a range of other subjects, including:

  • Dr. Ayham Al Banna’s (Systems Architect, CTO’s Office) presentation on “Network Migration in the DOCSIS 3.1 ERA”
  • Carlos Cunha’s (Staff Solutions Architect) talk on “Cross Media (Retargeting) Advertising Revenue Potential”
  • Gary Cunha’s (Sr. Director, Product Lifecycle Management, Assurance Team) discussion of “Wi-Fi Connection Uptime & Customer Service”
  • Peter Grimes’ (Director of Marketing, Caribbean and Latin America) review of evolving content consumption trends from the 2014 ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index
  • Mauricio Janisset’s (Staff Solutions Architect) presentation on “DOCSIS 3.1 CCAP Migration in Brazil”

If you couldn’t make the show, check out some of the photos taken from inside our booth.

See you in Brazil next year!

ARRIS Wireless Repeater: Complete Coverage for Your Connected Home

The end of summer is a time when the full weight of your family’s devices and content come bearing WR2100_3down on the home Wi-Fi network…

It’s also a time when holes in your wireless network become painfully obvious and your patience with them begins to wane.

Luckily, the ARRIS WR2100 Wireless Repeater is here to save the day.

With simple setup and operation, it seamlessly extends the Wi-Fi signal throughout the home—eliminating dead spots and is a perfect accompaniment to ARRIS wireless gateways and routers.

What’s more, each WR2100 has a built-in signal meter with color LEDs that tell you how strong the Wi-Fi is in a given area, so that you can ensure you’re adding Wi-Fi coverage exactly where you need it.

Strong, complete, and reliable coverage is the basis for today’s connected home. The ARRIS wireless repeater makes it a no-brainer.

Available now on Amazon.com.

ARRIS @ The RDK Technical Summit

The RDK Technical Summit: three days of technical training on RDK for 150 engineers. The goal: learn how to create the future of entertainment using the growing RDK ecosystem.

RDK (Reference Design Kit) is a software-based framework for creating new video and entertainment experiences on consumer premise equipment (CPE). ARRIS is one of its leading supporters. This year’s summit brought in representatives from SoC vendors, System Integrators, OEM vendors, and MSOs to learn about everything from porting RDK to different silicons to writing applications on RDK.

ARRIS was invited to share insights on RDK coding with student attendees. Our own Anton Avtamonov, Senior Manager, Software, Digital Video, and Nav Kannan, Systems Engineering, CPE presented on how to write HTML5 Applications in RDK. They used a case study to illustrate the various components of creating an entertainment environment, including basic controls and animations, playback on multiple formats, and CPE integration.

Thanks for Anton and Nav for providing leadership and education in our industry’s future formats and standards.

Summer Streaming Made Easy with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

With Netflix’s summer premieres heating up, such as murder-mystery series “The Killing,” SBG6782-AC-heromaintaining a flawless connection is crucial. And what better way to make sure you are getting the most out of your home bandwidth than utilizing the fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

802.11ac is currently the fastest way to deliver seamless streaming to your wireless devices in the home—whether that’s a gaming console, tablet, or TV. The ARRIS SBG6782-AC is the first gateway to incorporate this technology, and it’s a game changer for your connected experience.

As Netflix looks to launch the final season of “The Killing” on Aug. 1, make sure your home is ready to handle the binge-watching across all devices. And let us make it even easier on you – as you can find the SBG6782-AC @Best Buy and Amazon .

Also check out our latest video on the SBG6782-AC here.

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