ARRIS Demonstrations at SCTE

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By Jonathan Ruff, Senior Director, Technical Marketing, ARRIS

Several big questions are top-of-mind for every service provider heading to SCTE next week:

  • How do we deliver Gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 services to our subscribers?
  • How can we make the Gigabit connected home more consistent with Wi-Fi, prepare for UHD over Wi-Fi, and create new services?
  • How do we make the Customer Experience more repeatable, reliable, and less reactive?
  • How can we implement a planned, evolutionary approach to an all-IP architecture with minimal impact to our subscribers?

ARRIS’s product managers and professional services experts will be answering these questions and more in daily demonstrations in our booth (#1074) under the following topics:

Networks

Our Gigabit Solution Wall will highlight our E6000 CER’s flexible deployment options and support for CCAP and Gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 services to subscribers over today’s HFC networks at distances of +70 miles. The E6000 provides multiple paths to bring fiber all the way to the home or premises, with hardware and software updates, integration of Remote PHY and Full-Duplex DOCSIS, and the ability to support Fiber Deeper technologies—like RFoG, Node PON and EPON.

CPE 

Our industry-leading portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 gateways and broadband devices will be on display, showcasing its Gigabit and multi-Gigabit capabilities.

We’ll demonstrate our flagship Touchstone TG3462 smart home gateway—our most powerful gateway to-date—downloading movies and Virtual Reality experiences while distributing 4K video streams to our latest Wi-Fi UHD HEVC set-tops. It can deliver over 5Gbps of data around the home, with four GigE ports and an 8×8 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi radio.

We’ll also showcase our comprehensive range of routers and WiFi extenders, along with new management capabilities, like ARRIS’s Assurance solutions and in-home user management features. And we’ll be demonstrating CPE function virtualization, which enables new levels of scalability, cost-efficiency and performance.

In our Intelligent Gateway Area, you can learn about our gateways’ new home network management features, IoT capabilities, and support for new services and applications.

We’ll also have our portfolio of video set-top devices on display—demonstrating 4K UHD HEVC video delivered over 802.11ac Wi-Fi, DVR and compact set-top functionality for whole-home solutions, support for RDK, and a range of leading User Experiences including TiVo, Espial G4, and X1 Syndication.

Future of TV

Our video product teams will be demonstrating how the ARRIS Cloud Video Delivery Platform—coupled with our ME7000 encoder/transcoder for advanced TV formats—can enable a phased approach to the evolution to IP video. You can learn how to build on VOD and nDVR capabilities and how multicast ABR can enable a bandwidth optimized managed video service for linear TV services to multiscreen devices.

Customer Experience Management

Management of the subscriber experience is paramount to driving higher NPS (Net Promoter Scores). ARRIS will be demonstrating three tool systems designed to improve NPS: Access Network Management, Field Service Management, and Home Network Management. These tools enable a range of assurance capabilities—from monitoring access network trends and remediating issues before they affect the consumer experience, to providing integrated tools for both technicians and subscribers to manage the home network.

We look forward to meeting you at SCTE. Check out presentations from our industry experts, catch Bob Stanzione, our Executive Chairman, at the opening panel session on Tuesday, September 27th, watch ARRIS’s sponsored First Robotics team: The Firebirds, compete immediately afterwards in the Central Lounge.

And don’t forget to drop by our booth (#1074) to get ARRIS’s answers to your most important industry questions!

Day Two: ARRIS @ ABTA 2016

Welcome to ABTA. Over the past two days, we’ve hosted customers and attendees from all over Latin America who have come to see how our solutions are transforming the entire video experience for the world’s leading service providers.

Our demos highlight new DOCSIS® 3.1 devices, IoT capabilities, and CCAP solutions like our industry-leading E6000® CER.

In case you weren’t able to make it to our booth (#72), check out a few photos below. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @ARRIS for updates!

Demonstrating Gigabit Speeds to the Home at INTX

Picture22At INTX, ARRIS is showcasing new additions and extensions to our flagship E6000® Converged Edge Router (CER), the industry’s most widely deployed CCAP™ platform. These enhancements—including a new 10G EPON Fiber Module, Router Switch Module 2 (RSM-2) and UCAM-2 module—will help our service provider customers scale to tomorrow’s even higher bandwidth services by preparing their networks for DOCSIS® 3.1 migration and multi-gigabit speeds of the future.

We’ll demonstrate the updated capabilities of our E6000 CER, including:

  • The new multi-gigabit services and greater capacity that operators can deliver with the 10G EPON Fiber Module and the Router System Module 2 (RSM-2)
    • The high-density 10G EPON solution will be shown live for the first time, demonstrating multi-gigabit symmetrical service delivery with the E6000 chassis
    • Also shown for the first time is the RSM-2, which substantially increases the E6000 network-side interface capacity and its packet forwarding capacity, preparing the E6000 platform for future bandwidth growth
  • The super-fast upstream speeds enabled by the DOCSIS 3.1 capable UCAM-2
    • The UCAM-2 provides significant increases in both DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel capacity per service group and the ability to support DOCSIS 3.1 in the upstream
  • The doubling of downstream DOCSIS 3.1 support with the current, first-generation DCAM via a software-only upgrade.
  • Convergence of video into the platform with traditional MPEG digital video and IP video
    • Realizing the goal of converging video and data into the CCAP

We will also have a static display of our planned Remote PHY (R-PHY) solution, which will further extend the capabilities of the E6000 CER.

Stop by our booth (#1214) to see our expanded downstream offerings for DOCSIS 3.1 as well as our new advancements to support it in the upstream.

ARRIS’s Tal Laufer Receives Woman in Technology Recognition by Multichannel News

Laufer_Tal_0392-2Today, Multichannel News spotlighted ARRIS’s Tal Laufer ARRIS as one of six leading Women in Technology.  Multichannel recognized Tal – our Director of Product Line Management for CMTS/CER Products – in the vendor/supplier category for her contributions in developing new architectures that can advance the cable communications industry.

ARRIS is proud of Tal’s accomplishments in addressing some of our industry’s most pressing technology needs. Tal is an integral part of our team driving CCAP and D3.1 leadership, to pave the way for Gigabit services. She is a shining example of the positive impact women can make in our industry.

Congratulations to Tal and to all the women in this year’s Multichannel News’ Annual Women in Technology for their many contributions in driving the cable industry forward.

The Future of CCAP for HFC

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Tom Cloonan, ARRIS CTO, Networks

The Future of CCAP for Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) deployments may follow many different forms, including Higher-Density, headend-based Integrated CCAP Architectures (where all of the processing is in the headend) and Distributed CCAP Architectures (where some or all of the processing is moved from the headend to the fiber node).

Within the class of Distributed CCAP Architectures, there are at least three new next-generation architectural approaches that are being considered: Remote PHY, Remote MACPHY (with EQAM functionality in the headend), and Remote MACPHY (with EQAM functionality in the fiber node).

Distributed CCAP Architectures, or DCAs, have many potential benefits, including:

  1. Reducing space and power requirements in the headend
  2. Supporting more wavelengths on the digital fiber (instead of an AM fiber) to help ease the move to Fiber Deep systems and more fiber nodes
  3. Improving end-to-end signal-to-noise ratios, which can therefore improve DOCSIS® 3.1 transport speeds.

Different operators will undoubtedly choose different architectures going forward, and selecting the right architecture for each operator will be a challenging task.

At this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, I will be presenting a workshop reviewing these three subclasses of DCAs and analyzing the detailed attributes of each subclass in an attempt to help operators as they evaluate these new architectures.

Please join me on Thursday at 9:30 am CT, when I will present key highlights from my paper on the “Looming Challenges and Potential Solutions for Future Distributed CCAP Architecture Systems.”

ARRIS CCAP & DOCSIS® 3.1 Leadership Paving the Way for Gigabit Internet

Gigabit Internet is at the tip of everyone’s tongue going into next week’s INTX show. And once again, E6000_360__1_tmbARRIS is ahead of the game.

We’ve showcased our leadership in CCAP and DOCSIS® 3.1 with the broad adoption of our E6000™ CER—the industry’s most widely-deployed CCAP platform. In fact, we’re currently in extensive CCAP customer trials, and we are a clear leader in the CableLabs® DOCSIS 3.1 interops, with early deployments planned for later this year.

And at INTX, we’ll highlight how our popular E6000 is enabling multi-gigabit speeds on today’s HFC systems with IP video and HSD support, in two live demos:

The first demo features the E6000 CCAP platform supporting a registered DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem—sending data and IP video packets bonded across both Single Carrier (SC)-QAM and OFDM channels at gigabit speeds. It showcases the E6000’s unique ability to support downstream DOCSIS 3.1 technology via a software only upgrade on the same hardware that ARRIS customers have been deploying for the last two years.

In the second demo, the E6000 CER will support CCAP functionality, hosting a DOCSIS 3.0 gigabit demo while simultaneously supporting video edge QAM channels. This demo highlights ARRIS’s best-in-class hitless RF sparing for both the DOCSIS and edge QAM channels.

“Just as the ARRIS C4 CMTS brought hitless RF sparing to the CMTS world, the hitless sparing of the E6000 CER is truly a game-changer for CCAP products,” says ARRIS’s Todd Kessler, Senior Vice President of Product Line Management for CMTS and CCAP products at ARRIS.

With our industry leadership in CCAP and DOCSIS, ARRIS is enabling efficient and cost-effective gigabit speeds of DOCSIS 3.0, 3.1, and combinations of the two. We are the interoperability platform of choice for all major DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem silicon providers, including Broadcom, Intel, and STMicroelectronics, and we have anchored ALL of the DOCSIS 3.1 CableLabs 2015 interop events.

And, as if that is not enough, our second generation of line cards are not that far off! You will be amazed at what is yet to come!

Come by our booth (#101) at INTX to see how we’re powering Gigabit Internet!

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