ARRIS SPEAKS @ ANGA COM 2017

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The conference at this year’s ANGA COM will feature an impressive selection of ARRIS executives and experts, providing insights into some of our industry’s hottest topics: such as deploying DOCSIS® 3.1 for gigabit services; optimizing Wi-Fi; personalizing and monetizing TV; and what’s next for HFC (including Distributed Access Architectures such as Remote PHY and Full Duplex DOCSIS).

Below is a full schedule of ARRIS speakers and presentations. Visit us in Hall 7 at booth #G10 to see demos of our latest solutions that power the digital world.

Keep an eye here to find the latest updates on the show or follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for real-time updates and news.

Wednesday, May 31st

  • 10.00 -11.15: Wireless Convergence and Optimizing Wi-Fi Coverage (Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment)
  • 11.45-13.00: Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 – Challenge for Today’s HFC Networks? (Ayham Al-Banna, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 13.30-14.30: Gigabit Networks and New TV (Steve McCaffery, President, International Sales and Managing Director International Business Operations Group)
  • 15.00-16.15: Personalized TV: Product trends and monetization (Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO, EMEA)
  • 15.00-16.15: Realities of Deploying in Distributed Access Architectures (John Ulm, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, Network Solutions)
  • 16.30-17.45: The Complete Story on Full Duplex DOCSIS (Tom Cloonan, CTO, Network Solutions)

*all times local Central European Time (CET)

Broadcast Asia: Getting the Most out of TV with Ultra HD

Scot_Mason-326Ultra-High Definition (UHD) is the evolution of TV, and it represents one of the most important opportunities for service providers: UHD services.

These services are not just a compelling new revenue opportunity; they’re the natural next step for consumers who have made the leap to the latest UHD TVs. But to deliver UHD services cost effectively, service providers need a solution for compressing video that delivers on the selling point of unsurpassed picture quality while conserving precious network bandwidth.

ARRIS’s legacy in industry-leading compression platforms, has led to its specialized portfolio of solutions for UHD service delivery. These solutions take advantage of our work in video quality assessment to ensure that the end product matches the input as closely as possible, while yielding unprecedented savings in bandwidth.

At Broadcast Asia on May 24th 12.00pm (room 308-309), I’ll be presenting a new method for making objective video quality assessments—crucial in delivering UHD content—for the entire content development and delivery chain: from camera to broadcast encoder.

If you’re not at Broadcast Asia, or can’t wait for my presentation, take a look at this paper for more info: SETTING VIDEO QUALITY & PERFORMANCE TARGETS FOR HDR AND WCG VIDEO SERVICES

Scot Mason, Senior Staff Solutions Architect

 

Choose the Right ARRIS SURFboard® Modem for Mom

ARRIS SURFboard SB8200

Mother’s Day is coming in the U.S., and whether your mom is a big-wave surfer or a big-time streamer, she’ll appreciate the best modem money can buy.

When you purchase mom an ARRIS SURFboard® modem, you’re buying her something you know she’ll actually use… for faster internet surfing and watching that cheesy show on Netflix that used to buffer all the time.

Our SURFboards offer a new level of performance that she won’t have to upgrade, reconfigure, or think about for years. It may mean that she posts more embarrassing photos to your Facebook page, faster, and with greater regularity, but when you consider the fact that she did give you life, well, you kind of owe it to her.

In case you need more convincing, here are three reasons to choose a SURFboard this Mother’s Day:

Advanced Technology

ARRIS SURFboards are some of the fastest, most advanced modems available. Our current line features the latest DOCSIS® 3.1 technology to deliver the fastest broadband speeds*. For example, our SB8200 is not only ready for Gigabit speeds and services, but has two Ethernet ports for the flexibility to bring that speed to more devices.

Compatibility

Is it going to work with your mom’s internet service? In a word, yes. Our SURFboards are compatible with all major service providers. One less thing to think about.

Money

Oh yeah. ARRIS modems will save mom money—up to $120/year in modem rental fees. Invaluable for the next time she nags you about spending way too much money.

Check out our line-up of SURFboard modems and gateways at surfboard.com.

*Actual rates may vary dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the services offered by your cable service provider, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of internet router(s).

 

NAB Show – Photo Recap

 

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!

ARRIS @ NAB 2017

Picture1We’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.

Ultra HD and HEVC with the ARRIS ME-7000

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!

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