ARRIS Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. It’s a reminder of our impact on the environment every other day of the earthday-304year.

At ARRIS, we’re committed to minimizing our global carbon footprint and energy use through environmentally responsible business operations. We call it “eco-innovation.” And it’s the way that we approach building better products everyday. But we’re also working to ensure that millions of people around the world who use ARRIS products in their homes are also minimizing their impact on the environment.

The set-top devices that they use to enjoy their content, their way, is the focus of our efforts this Earth Day. ARRIS is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient set-tops. Most of our set tops meet industry standards for energy efficiency and have power-saving features. And we work closely with the world’s leading service providers to constantly improve the equipment standards for energy efficiency.

Today, we are showcasing our latest set-top devices for Verizon FiOS at their Dallas, TX facility. These new devices include theVMS1100 Media Server and IPC1100-P2 IP Client set-tops, which improve whole home energy efficiency by 20% over current multi-room DVR configurations.

Through efforts like these, we’re reducing our collective impact through better, more energy-efficient devices. And while we still have a long way to go, we’re committed to eco-innovation that does its part every time someone tunes in to watch TV.

How are you impacting the environment? We’d like to hear in the comments below

Favorite Posts of the Year

As we close out another year, we thought you’d enjoy a recap of our favorite blogs from 2014. The following posts stood out because they exemplify the combination of fun, newsworthiness, and transparency that we strive for at ARRIS Everywhere. We hope you’ll enjoy reading them again or for the first time:

  • Q&A: Advice from ARRIS Engineers: In honor of National Engineers Week in February, we sat down with a few of our engineers and asked them to provide advice to students seeking a career in engineering. See what they had to say about how millennials can seize the many opportunities in this exciting field.
  • ARRIS Joins NASCAR Family and Joe Gibbs Racing: In August, we joined forces with Joe Gibbs Racing and NASCAR. We talked about what it meant to take the leap from a behind-the-scenes leader to a household name.
  • Entertainment on our Terms: The Case for Personalization: Our 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index offered some surprising insights into the ways we watch entertainment. Content personalization, access, and control is not only growing in popularity, but is a vital pathway for the evolution of entertainment. In her blog post, ARRIS’s Sandy Howe highlighted the key findings that explain why we’ve reached a global inflection point in how we deliver entertainment that truly engages consumers.
  • Cable Modem & Gateway Demo, Set-up and How-to: Helping our customers enjoy our products to the fullest is one of our highest priorities. In this video series installment, our Director of Global Retail Sales, Tom Boshell, took a detailed look at the ARRIS SURFboard® cable modem and gateway portfolio, providing an overview of key features as well as detailed demonstrations, set-up procedures, and more.
  • ARRIS Previews Slim, New Ultra HD Set-tops at IBC 2014: Pushing the boundaries of innovative set-top design, we previewed an exciting evolution in our set-top portfolio at IBC 2014, with the launch of the next generation of set-tops— the ARRIS VIP4000 and VIP5000 series.
  • SCTE 2014 CCAP Interoperability Demo Highlights DOCSIS 3.1 Leadership:  At SCTE 2014, we showcased the ARRIS E6000 future-proof design through an interoperability demo on DOCSIS 3.1 and pre-silicon DOCSIS 3.1 test products—specifically, showing the test products acquiring downstream signals from the E6000.

As we look ahead to 2015, we look forward to offering you ARRIS’s perspective on the topics that matter most. Please let us know which blogs you found interesting and what type of content you would like to see more on our blog next year!

Top Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week of October 21, 2013

This week, we made a huge splash at SCTE, introducing a variety of integrated solutions across the cloud, network, and home.

ARRIS CEO Bob Stanzione kicked off the week talking with BBC News about the growth of the company and the importance of cultivating talent. Light Reading featured ARRIS SVP Kevin Keefe’s prediction of 2014 being the banner year for the shift from traditional set-tops to smarter gateways and simpler clients—referring to the former as “the device formerly known as the set-top.” Kevin compared the set-top’s evolution to the migration from cellphones to smartphones, and foreshadowed the upcoming RDK-enabled set-top launch. CED Magazine covered our new network deals with WOW!, GCI, and Netia, highlighting opportunities to deliver new multiscreen experiences in the future. Additionally, Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE Solutions at ARRIS, conducted a video interview with Videonet.TV discussing cloud and its role in multiscreen TV, and how smart gateways will be able to decide, dynamically, whether to request content from the cloud or the local transcode resources.

Frost & Sullivan validated what we said our 2013 Media Engagement Barometer study in that consumer appetite for more video and multiscreen experiences continue to change the TV landscape as reported by Rapid TV News. Frost & Sullivan is also predicting that the global IP video network management market will double over the next five years.

What were your favorite moments from SCTE? Let us know in the comments.

1.     Robert Stanzione: The tech boss who says it is all about the staff (Oct. 21) By Will Smale, BBC News: Mr. Stanzione is chief executive of fast-growing US technology group Arris. The company makes set-top boxes, and other pieces of hardware and software for digital television and broadband services.

2.     Arris tallies orders with GCI, WOW, Netia (Oct. 22) By Staff, CED Magazine: Arris announced a set of new business deals, including orders for its edge routers from both GCI and WOW, and a purchase of a range of headend equipment from Netia in Poland.

3.     Arris RDK Boxes Coming Soon (Oct. 24) Mari Silbey, Light Reading: With the set-tops now rolling off the assembly lines, Arris plans to ship its first RDK-enabled cable boxes before the end of the year.

4.     TV everywhere grows ‘exponentially’ (Oct. 24) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: Video consumption across non-traditional devices such as tablets, smartphones, PCs and connected TVs has evolved exponentially into a global phenomenon says new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.

5.     Balancing the cloud and home cloud for multiscreen Pay TV (Oct. 24), Videonet.TV: ARRIS Charles Cheevers, CTO, CPE Solutions, explains in a video interview when it makes sense to deliver premium content directly from the cloud to multiscreen devices around the home and when operators need to use a ‘home cloud’ solution, taking broadcast feeds and transcoding them locally.

Top Tech Articles You Might Have Missed- Week of October 14th

This week, we announced a targeted advertising solution that integrates SeaWell Networks’ Spectrum™ IP session delivery controller technology into our SkyVision™ ad insertion platform, as featured in Multichannel News.

Meanwhile, the industry’s response to media consumption trends made its rounds in the press…

Among several outlets to catch the news, TechCrunch noted potential deals between Netflix and cable TV operators to integrate Netflix’s app into newer set-top boxes. The Huffington Post highlighted IPG Media Lab’s “The Second Screen Fallacy” report on how mobile devices create new ways to capture consumers’ attention in the living room, while WIRED discussed Nielsen’s first Twitter TV Ratings, which revealed many of the most tweeted shows are not necessarily those most watched. Of course, Twitter has been busy as The Verge captured how Comcast and Twitter will partner to allow Xfinity customers to change the channel.

Finally, CED Magazine spoke with our own Mark DePietro about our new, exclusive agreement with Sling Media to bring its placeshifting technology to the service provider market through our gateways and third-party licensing.

See you at SCTE, and check back next week for highlights from the show!