This week, we attended the APAC Channel Conference 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei has been at the center of recent rapid economic development and has become a global city in the production of high technology, making it an ideal location for this event.
The APAC Channel Conference attracted 85 attendees from ARRIS distributors and re-sellers in Asia Pacific with attendees hailing from Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and South East Asia. Our attendance demonstrated ARRIS’s commitment to the region, gave us an opportunity to share our vision and expertise, and increased awareness and preference for re-selling our solutions.
The event agenda included a blend of keynotes, one-to-one meetings, and break-out sessions. This year we offered interested attendees the opportunity to tour the ARRIS Taiwan factory. The factory is ARRIS’s largest production facility, and a key Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) production site, building products for the world’s leading service providers.
Check out a couple photos below from this week.
VUBIQUITY, the global premium content service provider connecting content owners and video providers to deliver entertainment to viewers on any screen, is using ARRIS’s content protection solution, SECUREMEDIA™. This will allow VUBIQUITY to pre-encrypt its vast video portfolio, including all electronic-sellthrough (EST) films and television series. This will also enable operators to easily and efficiently provide their subscribers with premium entertainment across multiscreen platforms and devices over IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) distribution.
ARRIS’s award-winning SECUREMEDIA solution addresses the need for a great entertainment experience on multiple devices, while ensuring end-to-end content protection. With SECUREMEDIA, VUBIQUITY can now provide operators with secure access to its complete pre-encrypted library on a wide array of IP-enabled devices and platforms including Android smartphones and tablets; Apple iPad/iPhone/ iPod devices; PC and Mac (OS X); game consoles; Internet-connected TVs; Blu-Ray Disc™ players; set-tops; and streaming media players, such as Roku, Amazon Fire and Google Nexus.
Visit us @ NAB, Booth # SU1916 to learn more.
We’re back from Colorado after an inspiring weekend attending the Adaptive Spirit’s 21st Annual Event in Vail. We connected with some of the top cable telecommunications professionals to support the U.S. Paralympic National Ski Team through fundraising activities and lots of skiing. Michael Powell, President and CEO of NCTA was the keynote speaker of the Educational Panel which focused on Accessibility. The panel “How We Adapt Together – Telecom Accessibility Platforms,” was moderated by Michael Grebb of CableFax and joined by several industry influencers, including our own Tom Kelleher in Product Compliance.
ARRIS has been a long-time supporter of Adaptive Spirit and its work on behalf of adaptive athletes. We were thrilled to once again attend the event, share our insights on the industry and enjoy the company of a brilliant group of deserving athletes.
Check out a few photos from the event below.
This week, we’re in Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show to showcase ARRIS’s vision for the future of video delivery. NAB brings together more than 100K industry professionals to talk about what tomorrow’s entertainment experience will look like and how it will be delivered. Our booth (#SU1916) is focused on demonstrating the crucial evolution in network and CPE technology that’s enabling those experiences in the new connected home.
Many of the world’s leading service providers use our advanced video compression and multiscreen technology to deliver next-generation entertainment to their subscribers. We’ll have several of our most advanced solutions on display, including the DSR-7403 HEVC Transcoder IRD, ME-7000 compressed converged platform, and industry-leading SECUREMEDIA® content protection solutions.
If you’re attending NAB, make sure to catch the following sessions with Dr. Sean McCarthy, Fellow at ARRIS:
Sunday, April 17
11:00 am – 11:30 am PT: Smart Bandwidth Sharing for Multi-Program Content Distribution; Room S219
Monday, April 18
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm PT: Understanding the Viewer Experience when Designing Ultra HD Services; Room S219
South Korea has one of the world’s most active telecommunications and technology markets in the world, thanks to the government’s recent investment in transforming the country into a knowledge-based information society. In South Korea’s bid to usher its citizens into a new “smart-age,” its Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning is focusing specifically on delivering what it terms “Giga Internet.” That goal aligns very closely with ARRIS’s vision for next-generation broadband and networking, which we showcased this week at KCTA in Seoul.
The centerpiece of our vision for gigabit networking is our ARRIS E6000® Converged Edge Router. It is the industry’s leading CCAP solution, providing service to millions of consumers via the world’s leading service providers, including recently announced expansions with LG U+, which demonstrated broadband speeds of approximately 1.8Gbps using DOCSIS® 3.1. This level of gigabit broadband speed is quickly becoming the norm for global leaders responding to growing consumer demand for advanced entertainment services like Ultra HD and multiscreen.
And as a testament to ARRIS’s global leadership in the new Gigabit Age, the minister of communications in Korea presented our own Kent Sun, senior manager of sales engineering, with a recognition award last week, for his contributions to growth of Korea’s cable TV market. Congratulations, Kent.
Kent Sun with his recognition award!
Kent Sun (third from left) receives a recognition award from the Minister of Communications, Korea (fourth from left)
We’re returning to the RDK User Conference in Orlando this week to drive the conversation around the future of this important industry initiative. We’ve been paving the way for RDK-based product development from the very beginning—working with some of the world’s leading service providers on RDK-V and now RDK-B product roll-outs.
In just the past year, we’ve seen incredible progress with RDK, including our own milestones as the first technology provider to supply code for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard in partnership with leading providers like Liberty Global, and over 8M RDK devices shipped worldwide. Now, we’re integrating RDK broadband solutions into our DCX Video Gateways and Touchstone® DOCSIS® Broadband Residential Gateways.
At the conference, we’re demonstrating our latest RDK software in several set-tops and media devices.
Stop by our booth (#2) and don’t forget to catch ARRIS CTO of the CPE biz, Charles Cheever’s on a panel, “Serendipity in Action” with Comcast’s, VP of Broadband CPE Product Strategy and Management, Jon Cave. They’ll review insights on recent RDK-B advancements and its relevance in the shift to DOCSIS 3.1, IP Video, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced virtualized gateways solutions.