ARRIS @ The Independent Show 2017

Picture1This week, ARRIS will be in Indianapolis to showcase our vision for the next era of cable video experiences and gigabit services at NCTC’s Independent Show.  We’ll highlight our latest portfolio solutions for delivering experiences like Gigabit speeds, UltraHD, and the Wi-Fi™ Connected Home.

We also have three announcements related to the technology we’re demonstrating at the show: 1.) Our Carrier-Class Wi-Fi solution for Mediacom to deliver advanced wireless services beyond the home. 2.) Our advanced set-top portfolio providing TiVo experience; supports the NCTC VU-IT! program 3.) Espial Introduces Elevate IPTV.

Be sure to visit us at Booth #301 in the Indiana Convention Center and follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for more from NCTC’s Independent Show!

The Best Place to Put Your Router… Is Not Inside of a Book Binder

Your router is like a fine wine. You get much more out of it when you let it breathe.NA_COMM_060517_SocialMedia_BadWifi_web_v1

At ARRIS, we like design; we like our pendant lamps and our “open concept” living spaces. We also like it when our Wi-Fi® works. And just like you, we expect it to work all the time. One way to ensure the fast and flawless performance of your wireless router or gateway is to put it out in the open, as our engineers intended.

If you cover up your router, you risk compromising your Wi-Fi performance, create a lack of ventilation and reduce your product’s lifespan. Just don’t do it.

And remember: placement is actually one of the most important factors when it comes to Wi-Fi performance. Check out the reasons and our recommendations, here.

So while covering up your router may seem like a good idea at the time, you’ll likely look back on the decision as people did with their water beds in the 70s: totally unnecessary, barely functional, and potentially damaging.

The Future of Home Internet Security is Here

As of today, you can buy an ARRIS SURFboard® SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee® at BestBuy.com for $199.

ARRIS SURFboard® SBG7580-AC with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee®

It’s an absolute game changer.

You used to install security software on your laptop, tablet, phone, or other device you wanted to protect. Now, your gateway (cable modem & Wi-Fi® router) comes with that security at the entry point—protecting those devices and more.

We call it connect and protect. When you connect your devices to the SBG7580-AC to get Internet at home, ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee protects your devices from malware, phishing, and more. It’s that simple. And when you’re away from home, McAfee Live Safe, which provides antivirus, identity and privacy protection, lets you extend that protection wherever you go.

Our new SURFboard is really four products in one, convenient package:

  1. Gigabit 32×8 modem with DOCSIS® 3.0
  2. Gigabit 802.11AC Wi-Fi router
  3. Gigabit 4-port Ethernet hub
  4. Home Internet security software

Whether you’re upgrading your family’s Wi-Fi or need the fastest wired connection for high-speed gaming, our new SURFboard delivers gigabit speeds with peace of mind.

Speaking of peace of mind, the ARRIS SURFboard SBG7580-AC gateway with ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee is the result of a partnership between ARRIS and McAfee—the companies that invented the gateway and home Internet security. You’re in good hands.

Need more convincing? At $199, the SBG7580-AC also pays for itself in less than two years, because you won’t have to dish out the average $10/mo in rental fees. And included in that price are three years of ARRIS Secure Home Internet by McAfee® and three months of McAfee Live Safe.

It’s the complete package. Get yours today at BestBuy.com!

How to Win-Win this Father’s Day

What gift do you give the man with everything?Obviously, a gift that you can use as well. And we’re thinking longer term than cookies or a tie.

Yes, the ideal Father’s Day gift is an ARRIS SURFboard® modem. Hear us out. Dad already has a huge 4K Smart TV, maybe one too many laptops, and even that network of home spy cameras that he hooked up to the internet before it was cool. And what makes them all run faster and more reliably is our DOCSIS® 3.1 SURFboard SB8200 Cable Modem–designed to deliver the fastest available* broadband service, both now and well into the future.

It’s one of the most advanced cable modems on the market which means it can also access the most demanding services dad loves– like Virtual Reality and streaming Ultra HD.

So think of it: faster internet, happy devices, and Dad reminds you that you gave him something that he will actually use every day. Win-win.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

ARRIS @ ANGA COM 2017

ANGA logoThe excitement is building as we prepare for ANGA COM 2017 next week. We’ll be showcasing the latest ARRIS technology and solutions that are connecting millions of people and billions of devices around the globe.

 

Visit our booth #G10 in Hall 7, and we can help answer some of the most pressing questions facing operators today:

  • How do I successfully deploy DOCSIS® 3.1?
  • How and when do I transition to a distributed architecture?
  • How can I cost-effectively deploy fiber deeper into the network?
  • How can we implement a planned, evolutionary approach to an all-IP architecture with minimal impact to our subscribers?
  • How can I improve Wi-Fi home network performance and generate fewer calls to the call center?
  • How do software platforms like RDK and Android, and the latest UHD/HDR-capable hardware affect my set-top choices?

Demo highlights will include:

  • The industry’s widest range of network solutions to evolve your network to deliver DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit services today and prepare for tomorrow. Including:
    • High-capacity second-generation hardware for the ARRIS E6000® CER and Remote PHY modules suitable for the European cable plant
    • Technology for fiber-to-the-home or premises, including OBI-free RFoG, 10G Node PON and 10G EPON
    • DOCSIS 3.1 ready 1.2GHz HFC products
    • Network transformation services to accelerate time to market of DOCSIS 3.1
  • Proactive Network Management tools to improve service levels through automated identification and prioritization of existing and potential service impairments, and prepare the network for DOCSIS 3.1. We will introduce the new Virtual Spectrum Analyzer feature of ServAssure® Alarm Central that reduces the need to send technicians out for fault diagnosis
  • Our industry-leading portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 gateways and modems, showcasing multi-gigabit performance
  • Wi-Fi Connected Home solutions that improve Wi-Fi performance and coverage throughout the home while focusing on customer usability. This will include our gateway and extender portfolio that features self-configuration and automated network optimization software, the ECO management platform and consumer self-help tools.
  • Service Provider Wi-Fi solutions that deliver unified Wi-Fi services for the home, community, multi-dwelling unit, venue and enterprises from a centrally managed platform.
  • Video set-tops featuring 4K UHD/HDR HEVC technology, running RDK, Android and KreaTV software platforms
  • ARRIS’s pragmatic approach to evolving today’s video delivery infrastructure to leverage the benefits of all IP Video infrastructure.

You can also catch ARRIS executives and experts speaking in the conference, providing insights into some of our industry’s hottest topics.

We look forward to meeting you in Cologne!

 

OTT: Friend, Foe, or Value Add

Senior Director, Program Management, Global Services at ARRIS

Ric Brovedani – Senior Director, Program Management, Global Services at ARRIS

OTT services are here to stay.  Amazon, Apple, Hulu, Netflix, Sony VUE, HBO Go and others deliver relevant value to today’s consumer. OTT is a formidable contender in today’s content experience, not only because it offers unique content or allows consumers the ability to binge-watch, but because it enables them to watch what they want, where they want, when they want. OTT is a new kind of convenience.

And its successful appeal to consumers has three major repercussions: consumers are using more bandwidth; they are viewing less conventional programming and in some cases, they’re shaving, or even cutting, the cord.

The opportunity in entertainment delivery is taking a strategic position to these trends. And that requires deciding how to be a true service provider vs. a pipe provider.

As a service provider, the focus becomes how to maintain a relationship as the trusted curator of subscribers’ viewing experience: How to make their lives simpler, how to enable users to access outside content sources—but through a branded user experience that gives consumers choices, but enables them to stay within a familiar, unified experience.

In order to offer this experience, service providers will need to consider how to integrate the OTT experience into their entertainment delivery platform, how to upgrade their networks to support the uptick in bandwidth use, and how to evolve their headend to deliver the next generation of IP Video.

That’s where ARRIS can help. ARRIS offers service providers the ability to determine where they are, where they’re going, and where they should invest. Our leading portfolio and experience with network and CPE technology and global deployments of all sizes can light the path forward and keep subscribers loyal, in the face of OTT… or whatever’s next. .

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