ARRIS Taiwan: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation

Today, we celebrated the golden anniversary of ARRIS Taiwan—one of our premier manufacturing sites.

ARRIS Taiwan is built on a legacy of innovation: for the last 50 years, it’s redefined the way our industry manufactures and the way that ARRIS’s technology reaches the world.

When we opened its doors in 1964, we became the first foreign-invested electronic device manufacturing company to enter Taiwan. The facility has since pioneered the manufacturing processes for the mass production of set-tops and other solutions that drive our industry.

Today, ARRIS Taiwan is our largest production facility and our primary CPE production site, building products for the world’s leading service providers.

ARRIS Taiwan employs a world-class team, including a large group of engineers dedicated solely to R&D. These experts help keep ARRIS and our customers ahead of the curve and lead our vision for the future of entertainment and communications. You could say that ARRIS Taiwan is an important foundation for ARRIS’s commitment to continuously pushing the industry standard in sustainability, social responsibility, energy efficiency, and quality in manufacturing.

This year alone, ARRIS Taiwan completed a project to eliminate 12 tons of plastic bags each year, and began implementing robotic production automation to pave the way for 50 more years of inventing the future.

Happy golden anniversary to our Taiwan team! Catch the celebration in our pictures below.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the World’s Fastest Modem

The ARRIS SURFboard® SB6183 is here, and it’s everything you hoped it would be and more… SB6183_Left_Side2It’s the world’s first modem to feature 16×4 bonded DOCSIS 3.0 channels, which means you get speeds of up to 686Mbps downstream and 131Mbps upstream. Everything you need for today’s multiscreen and 4K video, and all the speed you need for a long, long time.

We know you have a lot of burning questions about the SB6183, so we’ve put together a handy FAQ below:

When can I buy the SB6183, where, and for how much? The SB6183 will be available at the end of October 2014 at Best Buy. The MSRP is $129.99.

Will the SB6183 work with my cable provider? Yes, just like our other retail modems, the SB6183 is compatible with all major U.S. cable provider networks, including Comcast, COXTime Warner, and others. But if you have any doubts, call your cable provider and confirm.

What are my color options for the retail unit? The retail unit is available in a compact, sleek white design while a leased unit is available in black.

How does this compare to other ARRIS modems on the market?  Finding the right network solution for your home is important. Check out our handy Buyer’s Guide to help make your decision easier.

I’m happy with my current modem, why should I upgrade? It all depends on what you like to do online. If you are a gamer, stream video, download music and want to do it fast, then this modem is for you. With 16 download & 4 upload channels, you don’t need to worry about future speeds.

How do I set up my modem?  The SB6183 is easy to install, activate and use, but just in case you are stuck setting it up, we’ve put together a how-to video to help you out here.

If you have any other questions about our new SB6183, let us know in the comments or tweet us here.

Who is ARRIS?

ARRIS invents the technology that brings entertainment and communications to millions of people, all around the world.

If you watch TV or use the Internet, chances are you’re using our technology. We’re behind the services that you get from the world’s leading providers, and we’re collaborating with them to invent the future, every day.

But from time to time, we still get the question: Who is ARRIS?

Here’s the answer, in the words of the people of ARRIS, our employees…

 

Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed – Week of October 6, 2014

This week, Cincinnati Bell announced it will use our Whole Home Solutions Mobile platform and SecureMedia content protection system to power its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app, Light Reading reported. Multichannel News highlighted our latest broadband gateways, which will be showcased at the upcoming Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.

Around the industry, Broadband TV News shared data from Strategy Analytics revealing worldwide ownership of connected TV devices reached 500 million units in the second quarter. Additionally, Reuters noted British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014 – largely due to the increasing use of smartphones and tablets.

Finally, Rapid TV News featured a complementary study showing that increasing video consumption is encouraging marketers to use mobile video to accompany traditional TV advertising.

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. Arris Powers Cincinnati Bell’s TV Everywhere Service (Oct. 7) By Staff, Light Reading: This week, Cincinnati Bell launched its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app in support of its popular Fioptics TV Service, powered by ARRIS. This app will enable customers to access fast and reliable video streaming throughout the home.
  2. Arris Revs Up DSL, FTTH Gateways(Oct. 7) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: ARRIS is amplifying that it’s no longer largely a cable-focused shop, launching a new line of DSL and fiber-to-the-home gateways. This new product family delivers voice, video and data services, and will be on show at the Broadband World Forum, slated for Oct. 21-23 in Amsterdam.
  3. Half a billion connected TV devices in Q2, 2014 (Oct. 3) By Staff, Broadband TV News: Worldwide ownership of connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) grew 7% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and% versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units.
  4. UK digital advertising spend up 16.6 percent in first half of 2014 (Oct. 8) By Li-mei Hoang, Reuters: British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014, helped by the increasing use of smartphones and tablets, according to a report published on Wednesday.
  5. Mobile video vital to reaching fragmented audiences at scale (Oct. 2) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: Mobile video is poised to become an integral part of how brands connect, engage and convert their key audiences according to independent video advertising platform BrightRoll.

Setting our sights on the Indian cable industry @ SCaT, Mumbai

This week we’re shifting focus to Asia where our cable portfolio is front and center at SCaT, India’s largest exhibition for the its satellite and cable TV Industry.  Now in its 23rd year, SCaT brings together over 15,000 cable TV professional at the World Trade Center in Mumbai.

We have several unique experiences on display—from our new CMTS and HFC network solutions and cable Wi-Fi portfolio, to our DOCSIS modems and gateways, as well video compression solutions.

Check out some of our pictures below, but if you’re in Mumbai please be sure to stop by our booth! (B12,14,15 in Hall B)

 

Ultra HD – A Roadmap for Tomorrow’s TV

Ultra HD is one of the most exciting advances in TV. Sometimes we refer to it as 4K or 8K, in reference to number of horizontal pixels that the standard can carry, but Ultra HD is about much more than just resolution… it’s about evolution.

Recently, our Engineering Fellow Sean McCarthy sat down with our VP of Product Marketing Kevin Wirick to paint a broader picture of Ultra HD and its implications for the future of television.

Check out two excerpts from their conversation in the videos below, and find out what makes Ultra HD a big leap for TV and see how that could impact our entertainment in the years to come.

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