NEW!: ARRIS nDVR report in conjunction with Videonet

vnnDVR is poised to be the next big thing for both viewers and service providers. Leveraging network capabilities to store content remotely, in the cloud, means no more running out of space, no more lost recordings, and new possibilities for multi-content, multiscreen and multi-room experiences.

ARRIS partnered with Videonet to produce a report that discusses the potential of nDVR and the impact it could have on Pay TV. The report also delves into the technical aspects that govern the successful delivery of nDVR, and the implications for advertising and monetization of content.

As the tipping point for any service is consumer demand, we believe that nDVR is ready for the mainstream as evidenced by the results of our recent Consumer Entertainment Index.  We saw that 64% of respondents would like an nDVR service to store their entertainment to overcome issues of limited space. For service providers, these results could well be a source of growth and competitive differentiation as a third said they would be prepared to pay for an nDVR service and 62% of those interested in nDVR would willingly be shown a few ads in exchange for a free storage solution to save their content.

Now is the time for service providers, content rights holders and advertisers to collaborate and set the right strategy to give consumers what they want, at the price they are willing to pay. The full report is available here.

If you’re interesting in learning more about our position on nDVR, visit ARRIS at IBC 2014 in Hall 1, Stand D31. (IBC 2014 – September 11-16, Amsterdam).

ARRIS: INVENTING THE FUTURE AT IBC 2014

logo_ibc2014_smBinge-viewing, multi-screen usage and streaming are driving an era of ‘Entertainment My Way’, according to ARRIS’s fifth annual Consumer Entertainment Index.  At IBC 2014, ARRIS will showcase the latest in transformative solutions for the video delivery chain, from content creation to consumption. We will also launch some game-changing new products that help address these consumer trends.

Alongside new 4K set-tops, DOCSIS gateways and IP streaming solutions, ARRIS will also demonstrate the latest nDVR solutions, cloud platforms and discuss how a compelling content experience can be delivered in an ever-changing industry.

We hope you’ll be able to visit us in Hall 1, Stand D31 where we’ll also show how we’re helping service providers to transition to DOCSIS 3.1, and how they can capitalize on the opportunities of HEVC.

If you’re joining us in Amsterdam, don’t miss the opportunity to hear Nav Kannan, VP of Engineering, speak on a panel titled New consumer trends – the rise of social media and second screen technologies on Friday September 12 at 11:30. Also, Cornel Ciocirlan, our CTO in EMEA will speak in the SCTE Session on In-Home Architecture Issues on Monday September 15 at 14:00 where he will tackle the topic of extending service assurance in the 4K Wi-Fi home.

Everyone at ARRIS looks forward to seeing you for what promises to be a very exciting show.

Philly Tech It Out with ARRIS

WICTThis Thursday, join ARRIS and women from all over Philadelphia at this year’s WICT Philly Signature Tech It Out. This all-day seminar on August 21st is dedicated to Wi-Fi and how it’s changing the way we live.

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) is an organization that’s helping to develop the industry’s next generation of women leaders. This year’s event features a rock-star line-up of industry leaders who are driving Cable’s ongoing transformation. They’ll chime in on Wi-Fi, connected experiences, and entertainment from their diverse areas of expertise.

ARRIS is a proud sponsor of WICT Tech It Out, and a few of our executives will be speaking at the event:

At 2:00 p.m. ET, join Eli Baruch, ARRIS Senior Director of Marketing and Product Management, for a panel entitled: “It’s the Experience! How to deploy the best Wi-Fi end user experience.” Eli will discuss creating effective carrier Wi-Fi networks and the components of successful deployment.

Then, at 3:30 p.m., join ARRIS SVP of Global Marketing Sandy Howe and Senior Director of Global Communications Jeanne Russo as they host “Anticipating Generation Next,” a game show exploring the changing ways that we’re consuming content all over the world, featuring the results of our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Keven Adams’ CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 Presentation

Now that CCAP hardware is a commercial reality, the question is how cable operators can make the best use of it.

On July 16th, our Director of Product Management for CCAP and CMTS Platforms, Keven Adams dove into the origin and fundamentals of CCAP and outline best practices for the migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at the CCTA Technical Training in Puerto Rico.

The CCAP portion began with a general review of CCAP for operators, and then discussed the benefits of the latest hardware, finally touching on IPv6 and its implications for tomorrow’s connected services.

Keven reviewed developments in DOCSIS 3.1, going into the industry’s inevitable shift to the new standard due CCAP platform support and its potential performance benefits for bandwidth in Hybrid Fiber Coax networks.

Check out his presentation: CCAP EVOLUTION AND DOCSIS 3.1.

ARRIS @ Japan Cable Tech Show 2014

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This week we’ve been at the Cable Tech Show in Tokyo, Japan which attracted 9,500 attendees over two days at the Tokyo International Forum.

With 28 million households in Japan (that’s 50% of households overall) with a cable TV connection, served by 350 operators, the Japan cable market is one of the most exciting globally.

Our booth was buzzing for the two day event, with much interest in the ARRIS access technology portfolio and Cable WiFi solutions, as well as the globally successful ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router with DOCSIS 3.1 demonstration.  We also announced an exciting deal with Izukyu Cable who will be the first operator in Japan to deploy a converged edge router with the ARRIS E6000.

ARRIS experts Kaz Tomomatsu, Ray Bontempi, and Rich Peske all took part in the technical seminar program, sharing views on DOCSIS 3.1, access technologies and video processing respectively.

Check out some of the photos from our booth!

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