ARRIS Wireless Repeater: Complete Coverage for Your Connected Home

The end of summer is a time when the full weight of your family’s devices and content come bearing WR2100_3down on the home Wi-Fi network…

It’s also a time when holes in your wireless network become painfully obvious and your patience with them begins to wane.

Luckily, the ARRIS WR2100 Wireless Repeater is here to save the day.

With simple setup and operation, it seamlessly extends the Wi-Fi signal throughout the home—eliminating dead spots and is a perfect accompaniment to ARRIS wireless gateways and routers.

What’s more, each WR2100 has a built-in signal meter with color LEDs that tell you how strong the Wi-Fi is in a given area, so that you can ensure you’re adding Wi-Fi coverage exactly where you need it.

Strong, complete, and reliable coverage is the basis for today’s connected home. The ARRIS wireless repeater makes it a no-brainer.

Available now on Amazon.com.

How does Twitter + SnappyTV create opportunities for second-screen advertising? ARRIS research sheds light

Twitter’s acquisition of video-editing startup SnappyTV is broadening advertising opportunities on the second screen.

“Twitter is where television viewers come to talk about what they’re watching on TV when snappythey’re watching it,” said Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costello, in an interview last year.

As higher-quality video becomes part of the Twitter experience, the question for second-screen advertisers is how to capitalize on this change of scenery.

Sandy Howe, SVP of Global Marketing for ARRIS, offered the following insight:

“Using smartphones and tablets to accompany the TV experience is no longer a niche activity; it’s the norm. ARRIS research* shows that more than half of global consumers are second-screeners and 12% are using more than two. For content providers and advertisiers, these viewers are an untapped goldmine.

36% of second-screeners used their second device to access live information about the program. Perhaps more compelling is that 30% used it to purchase products featured in the programs they watch. This engagement shows a fundamental shift in how we’re self-seeking to spend money, and consequently has tremendous implications for monetising entertainment.

43% of second-screeners engage in conversations about the TV show they’re watching… while they watch it, and Twitter is an important component in that experience. But more importantly, 41% of consumers find ads on their smartphone intrusive, and nearly half never click through or follow up on TV advertisement on their connected devices. In fact, 40% of consumers record content to skip over the ads! What advertisers need to consider is how to personalize and place their videos to become a relevant and welcome part of the conversation so that they can begin to monetize this opportunity.”

*The ARRIS 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index, an independent study of global media consumption habits, surveying 10,500 consumers from 19 countries

ARRIS Wireless Video Receivers Power Bell Canada’s Fibe TV

We’re working to constantly improve your entertainment experiences — whether that’s watching a big sports game or just kicking back with family and friends.

Recently, Bell Canada, posted this video showing exactly what entertainment powered by ARRIS vap2500-174x300looks like. As we noted a few months back, Bell’s Fibe TV is changing what it means to enjoy your content anywhere — even if that means moving your buzzer-beating game of hockey outside to the Canadian cold.

Whatever game, show, movie, or event you’re watching, ARRIS solutions are redefining the experience from content to consumption…on the couch, and everywhere in between.

Where’s your favorite place to watch TV? Let us know in the comments below.

Personalization and Perfection: The Language of Romance

Romance is all about personalization.

Just ask anyone with pollen allergies who’s ever been gifted a dozen roses.

Everyone has a preference—the secret to our hearts is knowing what we want.

In a recent survey of UK consumers, we found that more than three out of four people avoid romantic Valentine's Viewing Habits comedies altogether if they’re alone on Valentine’s Day. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if your service provider knew that? Then you wouldn’t have to wade through cheesy romantic comedy movie after cheesy romantic comedy while you surf through TV guide waiting for your better half to return from work.

Well, when it comes to entertainment, ARRIS thinks that your selection of shows, your video recommendations, and how they look on the screen should be just as unique as you are.

That’s why we developed technology like our Merchandiser platform, which allows your service provider to know your movie preferences, so that they can have your top choices waiting for you on the front page of your guide as soon as you flip on the set.

Our survey also found that while a whopping majority of people head for the comfort of the living room on Valentine’s day to watch TV on the big screen, viewers also are taking their favorite characters around the house with them—nearly a tenth of 18-34 year olds like watch a TV series while taking a hot soapy bath! Today, our technology helps service providers give you the choice—freeing your entertainment to your favorite screen, wherever you are. Romantic, no?

Here’s another statistic for romantic nights in: over a third (38%) of UK consumers prefer to watch a movie that they know and love, while 22% choose scheduled TV programming, and only 13% go for streamed or downloaded content.  

We’re all different, but with the right technology, romance is easier than ever.  

What would be your perfect Valentine’s viewing experience? Leave us a comment or Tweet us on @ARRISEverywhere!

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