ARRIS Everywhere @ SCTE in Denver

Next week in Denver, ARRIS experts will take the stage at SCTE–15 times in fact! We’ll be discussing several of the latest trends and our perspective on “what’s next” for DOCSIS 3.1,Ultra HD, Wi-Fi QoS, virtualization, and other hot topics. If you’re attending SCTE, make sure to schedule in some of the below sessions and stop by our booth #1764.

We’ll also dive into a few of these topics next week from the show on this blog. And of course, be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Monday, September 22

  • 2:00-3:00 PM: Application of SDN and NFV in the Service Provider Delivery Network (Bruce McClelland – Moderator)
  • 3:15-4:15 PM: The Fiber Toolkit for Expanding Service Capabilities (Leon Venton)

Tuesday, September 23

  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Optimizing Network Performance = Maximizing Customer Experience (Tom Cloonan)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Peeling Back the Layers of DOCSIS 3.1 (Ayham Al-Banna)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: The Impact of the Connected Home on Upstream Capacity (John Ulm)
  • 11:00 AM – Noon: Super-Charging Fiber (Michael Emmendorfer – Moderator)
  • 2:00-5:00 PM: WICT: Tech It Out Keynote (Bob Stanzione)

Wednesday, September 24

  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Going Remote: Exploring New Access Architectures (Mike Emmendorfer)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Multicast & Unicast: The Best of Both Worlds to Enable Multiscreen Video (John Ulm)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Unique Undertaking: Operating a Distributed Access Network (Steve Krapp)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: DOCSIS 3.1: Making It Real (Dan Torbet)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: Once Upon a Time: Continuing the PON Story (Mike Emmendorfer)

Thursday, September 25

  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Migrating to Ultra HD (Sean McCarthy)
  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Wi-Fi: The Quest for Quality (Charles Cheevers)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: ABR Shoot Out at the Optimization Corral (Santhana Chari)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: The Smarter Wi-Fi: Co-existing in the Unmanaged Spectrum (Chris Busch)

ARRIS Demonstrating Cloud-based nDVR at SCTE 2014

nDVR has the potential to significantly change how viewers consume entertainment, and the industry isdownload (6) actively discussing the many business and technology advances needed to allow it fully mature. At SCTE 2014, we are demonstrating how service providers can deploy a cost-effective, high-availability nDVR service that is built to scale and expands as required.

Storing content remotely in the cloud means potentially unlimited space, no more lost recordings, and new possibilities for multi-content, multiscreen and multi-room experiences. In May’s Consumer Entertainment Index, we saw that 62% of DVR users have had to delete or move old content to make room for new, which in turn frustrated 74% of survey respondents. We know the demand for nDVR is there, with one in three already interested in an nDVR service even though it is something that isn’t yet widely available.

A deep understanding of audience consumption patterns requires a new approach to analytics, something we are applying to our nDVR solution. At SCTE, we will show in-depth detail on how consumers may use nDVR. Detailed usage data can assist with network planning, help evaluate the popularity of content, track ad views and allow operators to learn more about viewing trends over time.

To further ensure a strong return on the investment for nDVR, we applied dynamic ad insertion technology to ensure that advertising is always current whenever the content is viewed. This has the ability to differentiate existing market offerings and deliver significant additional revenue opportunities for service providers.

The ARRIS nDVR system supports both shared and unique copy capabilities, addressing the various local market requirements for content rights. Just in time (JIT) packaging is also a critical part of a cost-effective nDVR solution. The ARRIS solution stores content in a single format, and utilizes advanced packaging technology to deliver content in multiple formats. Depending on content delivered, this solution can reduce storage costs by 70% or more over conventional approaches.

Our nDVR demonstration is running in a cloud-based architecture, allowing multiple applications to leverage a single platform to enhance scalability, increase reliability and optimize hardware investment.

At ARRIS, we are committed to building a true end-to-end content delivery platform that can take full advantage of the cloud. We already provide a sophisticated range of capabilities which are being migrated into a virtualized cloud environment. Our nDVR solution is a key example how we deliver effective utilization and migration to a cloud based system.

In a specially commissioned report for Videonet we put forward our perspective on how to optimize the delivery of nDVR, its economics, content rights issues and how to create the ideal end-user experience.

If you’re at SCTE, come see how we’re the next generation of DVR for the cloud, in the Colorado Convention Center, Booth #1764.

SCTE is Right around the Corner! – T-minus 5 Days…

download (7)SCTE is almost here! Here’s what you can expect to see in just 5 days…

Fifteen ARRIS leaders and experts covering the industry’s most pressing topics—from DOCSIS 3.1 and Wi-Fi to Fiber Toolkits and Ultra HD. Each one of these sessions will bring in heavy hitters to take attendees into the future of Cable.

In addition, our own Chairman and CEO, Bob Stanzione will be there delivering the keynote address at the annual WICT conference, “Tech it Out.”

And, of course, demos. Our latest solutions driving the Wi-Fi Connected Home, nDVR in the cloud, virtualized cloud environments, and the evolution to an all IP network will all be on display. As a bonus, we’re bringing the preview of our new line of wireless HEVC set-tops to the US—featuring updated, slim and modern designs.

Here are a few pictures of their debut at IBC this past week to give you a taste of what’s to come.

Next week, drop by booth #1764, and let us show you around!

ARRIS in Argentina – Photos from Jornadas Conference

We’re back in Buenos Aires for the annual Jornadas conference—bringing together more than 700 members of the cable industry from around the globe.

This annual gathering is a showcase for the trends and solutions driving tomorrow’s video and broadband experiences. For ARRIS, it’s been a great opportunity to demo key components of our Latin American portfolio—including Whole Home Solution gateway and set-top solutions, ServAssure WiFi, E6000 Converged Edge Router, and our growing CPE family.

We wanted to share some of the experience through photos from the show. Check them out below! And if you’re in town, be sure to stop by our booth #57 in Pacifico Hall!

Slow Wi-Fi? Buffering video? We Can Help!

Check with your local cable provider for a list of compatible modems and gateways.

If your Wi-Fi is slow, or your streaming videos are choppy, chances are a new cable modem can solve your problems.

But how do you know which one to buy?

As the leading manufacturer of cable modems, with over 135 million sold, ARRIS has put together an expert buying guide to help you figure out just how to get the last ounce of speed out of your broadband connection.

Maybe you’re among the 41% of Americans streaming content to their tablet in the bedroom, or you’re streaming more than the average 8 hours of Internet TV*. Chances are there’s a cable modem out there with the exact feature set to keep up with you and your entertainment lifestyle. … And the good news is that it’s an investment that can save you lots of money in the long-term…

Don’t know what DOCSIS or MoCA or 802.11 mean? No problem. Tweet us your questions @ARRISEVERYWHERE and we’ll help you out.

* According to the ARRIS 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index

ARRIS to Sponsor Technical Track at 28th Annual NAMIC Conference

At this year’s 28th annual National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) turnitupConference, ARRIS is sponsoring the Technical Track titled “Talk Techy to Me.” The panel features a fun, educational overview of our industry’s technical lingo.

As an added bonus, Mark DePietro, our VP of Strategy & Business Development, will be there to discuss HEVC/4K. Drop by to hear his talk, and you’ll have the opportunity to win an Ultra HDTV!

Mark will be joined by Shalini Ramachadran, Staff Reporter – The Wall Street Journal, serving as the panel’s moderator; Franklyn Athias, SVP of Comcast and Craig Cuttner SVP at HBO.

So don’t forget to register today for this year’s NAMIC conference on Sept. 16-17 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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