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!
We’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.
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!
We have access to the biggest trove of data ever produced, but how well-positioned are we to use it? And what are the areas in which consumers can derive benefits? ARRIS will be among the industry leaders discussing these themes at this year’s Cable Congress in Brussels this week.
Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE, ARRIS
Charles Cheevers, CTO for our CPE business, will be taking part in a panel discussion called Mining Network Data to Fuel Actionable Decisions. With the amount of information available from connected devices in the home, providers have a growing number of opportunities to improve services. New additions coming into the home, such as voice assistants and other IoT devices, will further broaden the possibilities. We can now better understand consumer behavior, improve service quality, and reduce churn. The panel debate will explore the ways in which we are currently prepared to do this.
But if customers are central to key service decisions, how do providers justify improved data mining to end users? Big data from a consumer perspective will also be part of the discussion. The panel debate will take place on Thursday 9th March in the Gold Hall at 11.50 am.
Cable Congress is a two-day event aimed at identifying and understanding the cable broadband market. This year, the event will cover commercial strategies, innovation, customer experience, marketing strategy and content as well as big data.
For more information about Cable Congress, click here.
The NCTC Winter Conference brings together one of the broadest cross sections of independent video and broadband providers in the US. This week, we’re in New Orleans to meet with this incredibly diverse mix of operators, so that we can help them deploy the fastest Gigabit services, the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 technology, and the most comprehensive and reliable Wi-Fi® networks.
ARRIS’s industry-leading portfolio is also one of the broadest ones on the market—spanning the network, cloud, and home. But what’s key to NCTC’s independent operators is that our portfolio also offers a variety of solutions to suit providers large and small. At the show, we’ll be discussing how we can leverage ARRIS’s unmatched global scale to power this new digital world for subscriber bases of all sizes.
If you’re in New Orleans, drop by our booth (#300/302) to learn more!
CES is our annual showcase for ARRIS’s vision of tomorrow’s consumer entertainment and communications experiences. It brings 170,000 of the most important industry executives, media and influencers to Las Vegas for meetings and demonstrations of the future. And that makes it a very important event for setting the stage for the rest of the year.
This year, we’re addressing security for all devices connected to the network including IOT, seamless services at the intersection of a new convergence of IoT devices inside and outside the home and more. Our demonstrations focus on the experiences that have come to exemplify those trends, including The Connected Home, Consumer Experience Management, IP Video Experiences, and HEVC Video Delivery. These experiences bring the spotlight to our solutions for 4K and IP video delivery, as well as managed platforms for user experience and the connected home.
Get ready for an exciting CES, and follow us on Twitter for the latest from the show!