ARRIS @ ABTA 2014

We just spent three exciting days at the ABTA Expo & Conference 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ABTAshowcasing our advanced video solutions to Brazilian providers. This year’s gathering centered around discussions of consumption habits among the nearly 15M Brazilian pay TV customers who, like their counterparts in other geographies, are reaching for more personalized and ubiquitous content. ARRIS experts led quite a few of these discussions and highlighted the implications for service providers: namely, the challenge of scaling today’s networks and CPE to meet the growing demand for increasingly complex service delivery. A case in point was pay TV provider Multiplay, which we announced this week, is the first operator to offer the new ARRIS DCX525e set-top, delivering efficient HD services today and supporting tomorrow’s IP video delivery. Our experts’ presentations dove into a range of other subjects, including:

  • Dr. Ayham Al Banna’s (Systems Architect, CTO’s Office) presentation on “Network Migration in the DOCSIS 3.1 ERA”
  • Carlos Cunha’s (Staff Solutions Architect) talk on “Cross Media (Retargeting) Advertising Revenue Potential”
  • Gary Cunha’s (Sr. Director, Product Lifecycle Management, Assurance Team) discussion of “Wi-Fi Connection Uptime & Customer Service”
  • Peter Grimes’ (Director of Marketing, Caribbean and Latin America) review of evolving content consumption trends from the 2014 ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index
  • Mauricio Janisset’s (Staff Solutions Architect) presentation on “DOCSIS 3.1 CCAP Migration in Brazil”

If you couldn’t make the show, check out some of the photos taken from inside our booth.

See you in Brazil next year!

ARRIS Wireless Repeater: Complete Coverage for Your Connected Home

The end of summer is a time when the full weight of your family’s devices and content come bearing WR2100_3down on the home Wi-Fi network…

It’s also a time when holes in your wireless network become painfully obvious and your patience with them begins to wane.

Luckily, the ARRIS WR2100 Wireless Repeater is here to save the day.

With simple setup and operation, it seamlessly extends the Wi-Fi signal throughout the home—eliminating dead spots and is a perfect accompaniment to ARRIS wireless gateways and routers.

What’s more, each WR2100 has a built-in signal meter with color LEDs that tell you how strong the Wi-Fi is in a given area, so that you can ensure you’re adding Wi-Fi coverage exactly where you need it.

Strong, complete, and reliable coverage is the basis for today’s connected home. The ARRIS wireless repeater makes it a no-brainer.

Available now on Amazon.com.

ARRIS @ The RDK Technical Summit

The RDK Technical Summit: three days of technical training on RDK for 150 engineers. The goal: learn how to create the future of entertainment using the growing RDK ecosystem.

RDK (Reference Design Kit) is a software-based framework for creating new video and entertainment experiences on consumer premise equipment (CPE). ARRIS is one of its leading supporters. This year’s summit brought in representatives from SoC vendors, System Integrators, OEM vendors, and MSOs to learn about everything from porting RDK to different silicons to writing applications on RDK.

ARRIS was invited to share insights on RDK coding with student attendees. Our own Anton Avtamonov, Senior Manager, Software, Digital Video, and Nav Kannan, Systems Engineering, CPE presented on how to write HTML5 Applications in RDK. They used a case study to illustrate the various components of creating an entertainment environment, including basic controls and animations, playback on multiple formats, and CPE integration.

Thanks for Anton and Nav for providing leadership and education in our industry’s future formats and standards.

Summer Streaming Made Easy with 802.11ac Wi-Fi

With Netflix’s summer premieres heating up, such as murder-mystery series “The Killing,” SBG6782-AC-heromaintaining a flawless connection is crucial. And what better way to make sure you are getting the most out of your home bandwidth than utilizing the fastest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

802.11ac is currently the fastest way to deliver seamless streaming to your wireless devices in the home—whether that’s a gaming console, tablet, or TV. The ARRIS SBG6782-AC is the first gateway to incorporate this technology, and it’s a game changer for your connected experience.

As Netflix looks to launch the final season of “The Killing” on Aug. 1, make sure your home is ready to handle the binge-watching across all devices. And let us make it even easier on you – as you can find the SBG6782-AC @Best Buy and Amazon .

Also check out our latest video on the SBG6782-AC here.

Keven Adams’ CCAP and DOCSIS 3.1 Presentation

Now that CCAP hardware is a commercial reality, the question is how cable operators can make the best use of it.

On July 16th, our Director of Product Management for CCAP and CMTS Platforms, Keven Adams dove into the origin and fundamentals of CCAP and outline best practices for the migration to DOCSIS 3.1 at the CCTA Technical Training in Puerto Rico.

The CCAP portion began with a general review of CCAP for operators, and then discussed the benefits of the latest hardware, finally touching on IPv6 and its implications for tomorrow’s connected services.

Keven reviewed developments in DOCSIS 3.1, going into the industry’s inevitable shift to the new standard due CCAP platform support and its potential performance benefits for bandwidth in Hybrid Fiber Coax networks.

Check out his presentation: CCAP EVOLUTION AND DOCSIS 3.1.

ARRIS @ Japan Cable Tech Show 2014

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This week we’ve been at the Cable Tech Show in Tokyo, Japan which attracted 9,500 attendees over two days at the Tokyo International Forum.

With 28 million households in Japan (that’s 50% of households overall) with a cable TV connection, served by 350 operators, the Japan cable market is one of the most exciting globally.

Our booth was buzzing for the two day event, with much interest in the ARRIS access technology portfolio and Cable WiFi solutions, as well as the globally successful ARRIS E6000™ Converged Edge Router with DOCSIS 3.1 demonstration.  We also announced an exciting deal with Izukyu Cable who will be the first operator in Japan to deploy a converged edge router with the ARRIS E6000.

ARRIS experts Kaz Tomomatsu, Ray Bontempi, and Rich Peske all took part in the technical seminar program, sharing views on DOCSIS 3.1, access technologies and video processing respectively.

Check out some of the photos from our booth!

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