ARRIS Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. It’s a reminder of our impact on the environment every other day of the earthday-304year.

At ARRIS, we’re committed to minimizing our global carbon footprint and energy use through environmentally responsible business operations. We call it “eco-innovation.” And it’s the way that we approach building better products everyday. But we’re also working to ensure that millions of people around the world who use ARRIS products in their homes are also minimizing their impact on the environment.

The set-top devices that they use to enjoy their content, their way, is the focus of our efforts this Earth Day. ARRIS is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient set-tops. Most of our set tops meet industry standards for energy efficiency and have power-saving features. And we work closely with the world’s leading service providers to constantly improve the equipment standards for energy efficiency.

Today, we are showcasing our latest set-top devices for Verizon FiOS at their Dallas, TX facility. These new devices include theVMS1100 Media Server and IPC1100-P2 IP Client set-tops, which improve whole home energy efficiency by 20% over current multi-room DVR configurations.

Through efforts like these, we’re reducing our collective impact through better, more energy-efficient devices. And while we still have a long way to go, we’re committed to eco-innovation that does its part every time someone tunes in to watch TV.

How are you impacting the environment? We’d like to hear in the comments below

Webinar: Considerations for 85 MHz Return Path Bandwidth Expansion

ARRIS is constantly Inventing the Future to keep our partners ahead of the curve. Our webinar WATCHTHEARRISWEBCASTseries is designed to offer insight into new trends and technologies that contextualize this innovation while providing a deeper dive into real-world implementation.

In tomorrow’s webinar on “Demystifying the 85MHz Return Path Bandwidth Expansion,” our engineering and product executives—Carol Ansley, Craig Hugueley, and Jim McGuire—will join Corey McCarthy, CFO and SVP of Business Development of the NCTC, for an overview of the 85MHz return path as a solution for addressing today’s unprecedented increases in network traffic.

They’ll review the considerations for adding an 85MHz return bandwidth expansion and talk through execution in a typical network.

Please REGISTER NOW for tomorrow’s webinar at 2pm EST and come with your questions.

John Ulm Talks ABR at NAB Show

How do you cut the costs of delivering IPTV services in half?

The answer starts with Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) protocols. And our Engineering Fellow of Broadband Systems, John Ulm, will discuss that and ABR’s other implications for IP video delivery in his presentation on Cloud-based ABR – Unified Managed Linear Service for Multiscreen at NAB.

In it, John will reveal how Multicast-assisted ABR (M-ABR) completely changes the economics of delivering IP video services—significantly reducing capacity requirements resulting in lower costs, reduced CDN requirements and enhanced Targeted Advertising delivery.

He’ll also talk about its distinct service quality advantages for precious linear broadcast content across a wide range of devices in the multiscreen environment. Be sure to stop by Room S227 at 9 a.m. PT on April 16th.

ARRIS @ NAB 2015

Thousands of attendees are making their way to the 2015 NAB Show to discuss the future of content delivery. Our focus at this year’s event is an increasingly important part of that conversation: 4K delivery and network evolution.

As service providers prepare to deliver new content services like UHD/4K, ARRIS is keeping its partners ahead of the game with new solutions aimed at scaling today’s networks to support tomorrow’s services. At NAB, we’re demonstrating two new HEVC next generation compression products that are a vital part of the evolving content chain: the SE-7100 HEVC Encoder and DSR-7400 HEVC Transcoder IRD. These solutions leverage HEVC technology to achieve new levels of efficiency in delivering 4K and HD content, while maintaining compatibility with legacy deployed STBs.

The DSR-7400 and SE-7100 are part of our end-to-end content delivery portfolio that’s on display, in addition to our ME-7000 converged compression platform, the latest audio codecs, and our industry-leading SecureMedia™ content security platform.

ARRIS and Conax will also be demonstrating the joint capabilities of ARRIS’s DASH repackaging and Conax’s multi-DRM encryption at  booth SU8517.

Check out a few photos below from the show below.

 

Sharing a Passion for Skiing and Camaraderie at Adaptive Spirit in Colorado

Adaptive Spirit will celebrate its 20th Annual Event on April 9-12 in Vail, Colorado—bringing adaptive_spirit_logotogether some of the biggest names in cable telecommunications and supporting the U.S. Paralympic National Ski Team through fundraising activities, including a silent auction, and youth ski races

ARRIS is a long-time supporter of Adaptive Spirit and its work in raising visibility and funds for adaptive athletes. This year, we’re proud to be a sponsor and looking forward to offering our insight on industry discussions around best practices while supporting deserving athletes from around the country.

Educating Educators: ARRIS Hosts Teacher Development Day in Philly

Recently, ARRIS brought in teachers from all over the Philadelphia School District for a full-day IMG_0980survey course on tomorrow’s entertainment and communications technology.

We opened up our Horsham Customer Experience Center to host the Spring 2015 Philadelphia School Teacher Professional Development Day—giving local teachers a glimpse of how we help service providers bring new technology and experiences—like 4K, multiscreen, and high-speed broadband—to homes in the Philadelphia metro area.

Our own Global Services manager, Kim Andrews, volunteered the ARRIS Horsham campus for the event as a way to bring community educators up to speed on how a local technology leader is collaborating with its customers to Invent the Future for millions of people around the world—while offering some inspiration as to the kinds of  jobs, innovation, and experiences that await local students.

“Our presentations included recommendations to energize the ‘conversations between teachers and students,’ ” said Kim. “And hopefully, they’ll jumpstart interest from students in the local tech industry.”

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