Labor Day + Buffer-free Binge Watching = Ultimate Staycation

Labor Day is right around the corner.

If you’re like us, that means extra time to kick back and relax… and binge-watch all the Netflix series you SBG6782-AC-heromissed over the summer.

We think every “staycation” deserves to be smooth and buffer-free. So along with popcorn, drinks, and BBQ, make sure to start your long weekend off right with our SURFboard® Internet solutions.

Our entire SURFboard line is dedicated to delivering fast and reliable Internet to your home, without the hassle of a lengthy or complicated installation. Tom Boshell, our Director of Global Retail Sales, recently covered the ARRIS Wi-Fi cable modem product collection in this video.

This weekend, we’re taking the labor out of Labor Day with our SURFboard collection. Find them at major retailers nationwide.

Happy Relaxing!

Ultimate Gaming Experience with the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC

Hey, football fans! Get a jump on the fall season by pre-ordering EA Sports’ latest installment: MaddenNFL15_Buy_AllMadden NFL 15.

Thanks to innovation in network and broadband technology, gaming experiences like Madden have broadened the playing field to the world of online gaming. Now, instead of settling for competition with your siblings and the neighbor down the street, you can do battle with the country’s top players from the comfort of your own living room.

SBG6782-AC-heroBut that overtime Hail Mary pass on 4th and 18 doesn’t have room for buffering. So if you are still counting on that ancient modem to get you into the game, it’s time to take a look at this year’s first round draft pick: the ARRIS SURFboard® SBG6782-AC.

The SBG6782-AC packs DOCSIS 3.0, an 802.11ac WiFi router, 4-Port gigabit Ethernet router and MoCA® networking for smart devices–all in one device.

Bottom line: the SBG6782-AC will take you to the end zone and through the post season for many years to come. Pick it up at Amazon or Best Buy today!

Spring Clean Your Network with ARRIS

Spring has sprung. It’s time to clean house, and ARRIS can help.

All your family’s gadgets fight for bandwidth – making things messy… and slow. But ARRIS has two products that will put you on the fast track to a clean home network.

Our SURFboard® SB6141 Cable Modem ($99.99), with DOCSIS® 3.0 & IPv6 support, and SBG6782U_RIGHT (revised2)our SURFboard SBG6782-AC Gateway ($219.99), an all-in-one device with 802.11AC WiFi®, give you new levels of connectivity matched with the fastest available wired and wireless Internet speeds. They’ll also save you more than $200 over five years vs. renting equipment from your service provider.

That’s like 60 cups of coffee… Which you’ll need, when our SURFboards put you hours ahead of your spring cleaning schedule, and make it easier than ever to stream your way through a marathon of last season’s House of Cards.

So, as you begin to organize your closet, make sure to give your home network some attention as well. A slow connection is so last season.

Happy cleaning!

SURFboard® SBG6782-AC — The Perfect Teammate for EA’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Soccer fans, you don’t have to wait until summer for the World Cup.  This week, EA Sports’ “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™” is bringing the main event to your gaming console—connecting you to SBG6782U_RIGHT (revised2)players around the world.

Online gaming is serious business! Fast-paced action means no room for lag or high latency. There is no “slow” in GOAL!

Today’s high-performance, streaming, multiplayer games demand the fastest and most reliable Internet connection. Your gaming experience is only as fast as your weakest link… So if that old modem is still a part of your lineup, do yourself a favor and pick up the award-winning Motorola-ARRIS SURFboard SBG6782-AC.

Whether you’re streaming or wired-in on your PS3® or Xbox 360™, you can rest assured that the SBG6782-AC DOCSIS® 3.0 Cable Modem and 802.11AC Wi-Fi® router has you covered. The fastest Ethernet and the fastest Wi-Fi give you the home field advantage when your winning play comes down to split seconds.

And with ARRIS’s leading interoperability, you can trust that all of today’s popular devices and services will work with your SURFboard right out of the box… just plug and play. No lengthy pairing sequences or wondering why your console won’t connect.

Fast, simple Internet, and the 2014 World Cup—here, today.

Score the SBG6782-AC from Target or Best Buy today.

Six Reasons to Make Your Cable Modem Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is the time to show love and appreciation for that special someone in your life. Graphic_crop But don’t forget that behind the scenes, it’s your cable modem that’s working hard to let you place last-minute flower orders, score bulk candy purchases, and expedite make-up gifts this February 14th. There are so many reasons to love your Motorola-ARRIS modem. Let us help you count the ways…

  1. Plays well with others. Have a tablet? Gaming console? Connected TV? Check, check, and check. These and all your favorite connected devices work right out of the box with your modem. It’s the kind of interoperability that lets you kick back, relax, and watch, click, surf, and play the latest media to your heart’s desire.
  2. Ultimate speed.  Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, Netflix aficionado, or that person who’s always sending PowerPoint presentations, you’ll be thrilled with the incredible speeds that Motorola-ARRIS cable modems deliver, especially with the blazingly fast new  802.11ac Wi-Fi, letting you game, movie marathon, and hustle better with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,800 Mbps.
  3. Saves money.  Why rent when you can own? Take the $72 in annual savings and buy your loved one a couple dozen long-stem roses… or a gym membership (we kid)… or throw it into the savings account for a rainy day.
  4. It’s ready for the future.  Be future-proof.  With support for DOCSIS 3.0, which provides download speeds of up to 343 Mbps – speeds that are well beyond today’s maximum cable speeds — you’ll be good for some time to come.
  5. Your cable provider knows SURFboard® by Motorola-ARRIS.  The SURFboard® suite of products work with ALL major cable providers (i.e., Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Cablevision and more) so your home network stays the same, even if you switch providers.
  6. The leading brand. The SURFboard®  line represents one of the fastest, reliable, and most diverse set of cable modems in the world. We’ve been making Surfboard modems for more than 20 years and have sold 80M+ units. So when you’re looking for innovation you can trust, the choice is simple.

Five Questions with…Bob Swanson

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Bob Swanson, Regional Vice President of Sales

To continue our “Five Questions” series, we spoke with Regional Vice President of Sales, Bob Swanson, about the evolution of the retail industry, expectations for the retail sector in the coming year, and some of the industry’s biggest trends.

How has the retail industry evolved since you started, and what changes do you expect to see over the next three to five years?
As a 25-year veteran of the retail industry, I have seen it change quite a bit.

Shopping is no longer limited to brick-and-mortar retail stores, and consumers now crave an omni-channel experience. Years ago, a customer might research a product using catalogs or mailers, but there’s been a shift in power to the everyday consumer. Today’s consumers now rely on the Internet to find information and already know what they want before stepping foot into the store.

Over the next three to five years, I believe mobile will continue to expand as a channel consumers leverage to research and purchase products. For retailers, it’s important that all those channels (online, mobile, and physical stores) work together to present a seamless experience for consumers.

What did ARRIS show from the retail sector at CES?

Multiscreen was a popular topic at this year’s CES (Jan 7-10). For us, it’s about bringing the home networking experience to the next level to enable those experiences—making it easier to connect to the home network and ensuring that the network can support all the new connected devices…smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles and more. At the show, we had several connectivity solutions—such as modems and gateways—that are the focal point of this new connected home ecosystem.

In your opinion, what are two to three of the biggest trends in the retail industry?
The largest trend centers around reinventing the customer experience by delivering a seamless retail experience.

There are three driving forces behind that: mobility, customer-centric support, and the online experience. In addition to the use of mobile apps and online resources, customers also expect personalization when they shop. They don’t want to just be a number. Therefore, retailers are looking at more service-oriented products. All of these channels come together to create an overall customer impression.

Another key trend is customer data and analytics to personalize marketing. Retailers today have a better understanding of their consumers’ needs and shopping behaviors, which enables companies to adapt sales approaches and preference to provide a personalized retail experience for individual consumers.

What should the industry do to hire and inspire more people to drive the future of home networking and enhance the overall user experience?
There is pressure from Over-the-Top (OTT) video content providers that should be embraced. The whole ecosystem is evolving to a “TV anywhere” concept. Consumers want any video, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. But these multiscreen experiences rely on the network to deliver a smooth, fast, and easy-to-use experience.

The more we showcase how these innovations drive tomorrow’s problem solvers—whether that’s creating and operating a new business, researching insights for new technologies, or enabling people to see things from across the world online that they might normally not be able to see without a reliable connection—the easier it’ll be to find savvy people to work in this particular industry.

So, what’s next in retail for ARRIS?
In the near-term, we continue to invest in our retail business, with a focus on expanding our home networking presence—through new products like cable modems, gateways, and MoCA adapters.

Further out, we have an opportunity to build on that investment by bringing other product categories to retail with guidance from our Service Provider customers. This addresses the growing CE trend of home networking devices being sold at retail and becoming self-install (vs. sold and installed via service providers). We can see this trend possibly evolving into a hybrid retail model, which gives consumers greater flexibility to choose their home networking equipment and have the option for either self install or operator install with device management still supported through the operator network.

Our unmatched retail presence in the retail modem/gateway market, along with our outstanding relationships with global service providers, uniquely positions ARRIS to deliver this next stage for the industry.

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