NAB Show – Photo Recap

 

We kicked off day one of the annual NAB show in Las Vegas. The event brought hundreds of attendees by our booth (SU1916) where we shared our vision of tomorrow’s entertainment technology with thousands of global professionals.

Check out a few photos from the show floor and be sure to visit us this week!

ARRIS @ NAB 2017

Picture1We’re attending the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) this week to share our vision of tomorrow’s entertainment technology with thousands of global professionals.

NAB is one of the largest media and entertainment conferences in the world – making it the perfect location to demonstrate some of our latest video and content delivery technology – including our new HEVC encoder solutions and Ultra HD compression solutions.

And, while you’re there, make sure you also check out our:

  • Managed Wi-Fi® solutions for the connected home
  • Virtualized IP network solutions
  • Unified, multiscreen SECUREMEDIA® content security system
  • Personalized content security and advertising software

In addition, Susan George, VP of Sales at ARRIS, will discuss how she leverages technology for success on a panel, “Media Minefield: Women Navigating Technology in Daily Operations” on Monday, April 24th at 8am PT at the Westgate Hotel.

You can find us on the show floor in booth SU1916 at the LVCC, and follow us on Twitter (@ARRIS) for the latest ARRIS news.

Ultra HD and HEVC with the ARRIS ME-7000

Rich Peske, VP, Product Management, ARRIS

Ultra-high-definition (Ultra HD) services, including 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Range), have been garnering a good deal of attention worldwide. Increasingly common among Video on Demand (VOD) titles, live Ultra HD channels are also widely available, with over 60 channels in service as of April 2017 across DTH, IPTV, Cable, and OTT. Television displays capable of 4K and Ultra HD are now commonplace. In addition, operators are starting to use HEVC, not only for Ultra HD, but also to save bandwidth for HD and SD services.  The increased complexity of the HEVC compression algorithm and the increased pixel count of 4K and 8K resolutions is placing a heavy burden on video encoding products. The higher bandwidths (20 Mbps and more) required for 4K creates a problem for service providers, who are already challenged to find room on their systems for higher broadband data rates and more channels.

Service providers are looking for lower bit-rates, better power and density, and, of course, less expensive encoding solutions for Ultra HD and HEVC. Currently dominated by software-based techniques, new encoding products are now emerging that take advantage of optimized integrated circuits to improve performance and costs.

The ARRIS ME-7000 Converged Compression platform, which will be on display at NAB 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), April 24-27, uses the latest silicon technology used in advanced video cameras. Combined with optimized firmware for live broadcast streaming, it  lowers bit-rates by over 20% and delivers density and power improvements of 80-90% compared to current software encoding techniques. These major performance improvements will enable service providers to affordably offer more Ultra HD services and take advantage of the roughly 50% bit-rate improvement enabled by HEVC to offer their customers the new services that they are demanding.

Visit our booth #SU1916 at the LVCC to learn more!

ARRIS’s Corporate Responsibility Report

Picture1Corporate responsibility is our promise to ensure that our business has a positive impact on our people, our society, and our environment.

Today, we’re publishing our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights what we’re doing around the world to carry out our business ethically and responsibly. That includes everything from building more inclusive workplaces to streamlining our supply chain and making more energy-efficient devices.

You’ll see in our report that corporate responsibility is at the center of our decision-making process at every level of the organization, around the world. That’s because it’s part of who we are. It’s one of the main reasons why ARRIS continues to be a worldwide leader: we’re invested in building a better future.

We’re excited to share what we’ve accomplished so far. Check out the report, here.

MultiChoice wins big with Stuff Gadget of the Year Award

Picture4Congratulations go out this week to our long-term partner, MultiChoice, after its DStv Explora decoder was named TV Gadget of the Year 2016 by Stuff South Africa.

Leading consumer technology publication Stuff called the DStv Explora ‘hard to beat’. It trumped its competition including Google Chromecast and Xbox One S to take the top spot.

ARRIS worked with MultiChoice to develop and manufacture the DStv Explora in South Africa, which launched last year and Stuff described as ‘iconic’- a culmination of a near decade-long relationship between our two teams. It allows subscribers to enjoy a wide range of content in HD, including on-demand shows to stream or download. 

Together we have introduced subscribers all over South Africa to their new favorite shows. And we’ve given them the ability to watch them when they want. We’ll continue to provide great entertainment experiences to them in the future.  

ARRIS Boasts Two First-Place Drivers at Mexico Opener

winAbraham and Fabián dominated respective races last weekend.

Abraham Calderón scored a Top-10 in the rebranded NASCAR PEAK V8, coming in 9th place. He also he completed the last two laps in the V8 series with the hood wrapped over the windshield, blocking his view for most of the ride. Minutes later, Abraham raced in the Freightliner Truck Series and showed why he is the reigning champ by battling two other drivers to come in first place!

Fabián Welter Ruiz, in his first race as an ARRIS driver and in his NASCAR debut, also came in first place! The rookie driver started in second place and demonstrated his huge potential by overtaking first place in the first curve.

Congrats Abraham and Fabián!

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