ARRIS @ CES 2017

ces-2017-logoCES is our annual showcase for ARRIS’s vision of tomorrow’s consumer entertainment and communications experiences. It brings 170,000 of the most important industry executives, media and influencers to Las Vegas for meetings and demonstrations of the future. And that makes it a very important event for setting the stage for the rest of the year.

This year, we’re addressing security for all devices connected to the network including IOT, seamless services at the intersection of a new convergence of IoT devices inside and outside the home and more. Our demonstrations focus on the experiences that have come to exemplify those trends, including The Connected Home, Consumer Experience Management, IP Video Experiences, and HEVC Video Delivery. These experiences bring the spotlight to our solutions for 4K and IP video delivery, as well as managed platforms for user experience and the connected home.

Get ready for an exciting CES, and follow us on Twitter for the latest from the show!

ARRIS and Intel Security Collaborate to Deliver Whole Home Cybersecurity

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Sandy Howe, SVP & GM, Consumer Products Group at ARRIS

ARRIS and Intel Security have joined forces to change home internet security as you know it.

Starting with our flagship SURFboard® SBG7580-AC gateway, we’ll be embedding Intel’s McAfee® Secure Home Platform software directly into a new group of devices we’re calling the ARRIS Secure Home Gateway portfolio. We expect our SBG7580-AC to be available with this new security (which will be branded “Secure Home Internet”) around the first half of 2017.

Why is that a big deal?

Well, when you put Intel’s leading security into our leading gateways, any device you connect to one of them will be protected from viruses, malware, phishing, and more. It’s like a security system for your home network that will protect all of your connected devices. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Fitbit or a laptop, your device will be safe.

And why do you need that?

If you told me a few years ago that my new connected washing machine could be hacked, I don’t think I would’ve been very concerned. Worst-case scenario: someone heavy cycles my delicates. But today, things are different. In the connected home, the weakest link can jeopardize the entire home; it can put your data and your family’s data at risk.

By 2020, the average household will have more than 50 connected devices. We have a real need for a new kind of solution that protects every device in the home by protecting the home network. We call it network-level security.

That’s why we’re proud to be the first to announce we’ll be bringing McAfee Secure Home Internet on a powerful gateway that combines a gigabit broadband modem, with a gigabit Ethernet router, and gigabit Wi-Fi. The SBG7580-AC with McAfee Secure Home Internet will be everything you’ll need for a smart, safe connected home—in one device. And it’s just the beginning. Welcome to a secure future.

Connecting the dots for an IoT future at Broadband World Forum

Ian Wheelock, ARRIS Engineering Fellow

Ian Wheelock, ARRIS Engineering Fellow

This week, I will be speaking at Broadband World Forum about how to use the home gateway as the enabler for advanced services and IoT support in the home. The event comes at a time when home connectivity is evolving and services providers are preparing for the next generation of connected devices and equipment.

Make no mistake, IoT will be one of the exacters of change as service providers work to provide sufficient bandwidth to connect a growing number of devices. But this isn’t just about the sheer number of devices, it’s also important to note the added complexity that will be introduced to home networks. The lack of cohesion stemming from third-party solutions brings a new set of problems to service providers. And with IoT vendors now able to have direct conversations with consumers, existing relationships that service providers have with end users could change.

In the coming years, we’ll see more IoT solutions enter the home that will enable home automation, energy control and health monitoring. Reliable and robust Wi-Fi throughout the home will be key to ensuring quality of experience of these innovative new services. ARRIS constantly researches new ways to enhance the capabilities of home gateways, enabling operators to provide these services with the quality required for a seamless experience. I will be discussing how at Broadband World Forum.

Join my presentation “Leveraging current and future gateway devices to unify the disaggregated smart home dilemma” on Tuesday, 18th October @ 16.45.

Ian Wheelock, ARRIS Engineering Fellow

Allseen Alliance and OCF Merger will Benefit both Developers and Users

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by Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE, ARRIS

In the world of IoT, there can be confusing options for protocols. Today’s announcement of the merger of OCF and the AllSeen Alliance marks a great leap forward in simplifying the options for both developers and consumers alike. With a single OCF solution that combines the best of IoTivity and AllJoyn – and the expert workforce behind them – there is now a rich open source option available for developers to build devices that will truly interoperate and work together.

This solution offers both a consistent and singular onboarding experience with the ability for developers to also add support of other relevant solutions – such as Thread, ZigBee and Bluetooth – through plug-ins. A rich feature set for both onboarding and security capability, coupled with a set of supported cloud protocols that range from residential, smart city and M2M industrial applications make the OCF option a compelling choice for developers and users. Now with the ability to create a single aggregation home hub point for connecting to the best-in-class smart devices, the home will be decluttered from multiple hubs for different proprietary solutions; this will provide a common application platform for the top-notch devices to continue to thrive.

The ARRIS IOT enabled TG346x class of Wireless AP and IoT Hub solutions will allow a single device to support both Wi-Fi®, 802.15.4 and BT devices using an IoTivity platform supporting Thread, ZigBee and BLE. This is the kind of simple and home-friendly ergonomic solution that users are looking for and can support through OCF/IoTivity platform onboarding multi-protocol device solutions – giving the user choice in end smart device through a single point of communication to the device and cloud.

Want to hear more? Join us at Broadband World Forum, next week in London when Ian Wheelock, ARRIS Engineering Fellow will present on “Leveraging current and future gateway devices to unify the disaggregated smart home dilemma” (Tuesday 18th October @ 16.45).

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!

ARRIS @ ABTA 2016

This week, we’re at the ABTA Expo and Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil to showcase our IMG_3802leadership in pay-tv and broadband technology for Latin America.

Latin America is an important growth market for ARRIS as we continue to capitalize on significant business opportunities outside of the United States. We’re working with top service providers in the region to usher in the next era of connected entertainment. And our growing portfolio of solutions in the cloud, network, and home are the foundation. Our booth at ABTA will feature demonstrations of how these technologies are supporting new services like Wi-Fi®, Gigabit speeds, IoT, and more.

In addition, our Chief Regional Technologist of CALA (Caribbean and Latin America), Hugo Ramos will be speaking on three panels at the Transamerica Expo Center.

·        IoT: Opportunities & Challenges, 29th June 1:00 – 1:30pm

·        DOCSIS 3.1 -New Generation of Technology, 29th June 9:30 –10am

·        User Interfaces for the Set-Top, 30th June 3:30 – 4pm

Join us at Booth #72 at ABTA, and stay tuned to our blog for more highlights from the show!

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