ARRIS Speaks @ SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016

SCTE-ISBE_Cable-TecExpo2016_Logo_257x60The SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 is fast approaching, and there will be many opportunities to hear from ARRIS experts who can provide insights into the hottest topics in the cable industry.

ARRIS Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Bob Stanzione will join fellow industry leaders to share their vision of the future of the cable industry during the Opening Session. Industry experts, such as Jim Blackley, Executive VP, Engineering and IT, Charter Communications, Balan Nair, EVP and CTO of Liberty Global, and Zoran Stakic, EVP and CTO of Shaw Communications, will address trends, technology and operational issues impacting the industry.

ARRIS also is participating in 10 technical speaking sessions this year, spanning topics, such as virtual and augmented reality, DOCSIS 3.1® network readiness, machine learnings in network operations, and much more. Additionally, ARRIS experts will be moderating three panels during the Expo.

Below is a full schedule of ARRIS speakers and presentations throughout the week. Drop by our booth #1074 to see demos of our latest solutions transforming the future of entertainment and communications.

You can continue to find the latest updates on the show here and via our Twitter handle @ARRIS. Be sure to follow us to receive real-time updates and news from the Expo floor.

Monday, September 26

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Advanced Encoding Meets IP Video Delivery (Sridhar Kunisetty, Distinguished Engineer)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Access Technology Energy: Changing the Equation (John Ulm, Fellow of the Technical Staff)

Tuesday, September 27

  • 9:45 – 10:30 am: Opening Session (Bob Stanzione, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board)
  • 10:45 – 11:45 am: Immersive Video Experiences (Charles Cheevers, CTO, Customer Premises Equipment)

Wednesday, September 28

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Fiber Access Architecture Strategies (John Ulm, Fellow of Technical Staff)
  • 10:15 – 11:15 am: Service Activation and Management with SDN/NFV (Michael Emmendorfer, Senior Director of Solution Architecture and Strategy)
  • 10:15 – 11:15 am: Optimize This: IP Video (Bill Hanks, Director of Broadband Systems Engineering)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm: Innovation Theatre: Network Strategies CTO Tom Cloonan discusses the Future of the HFC Network with executives from Comcast and Cox
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm: To Multicast or Not to Multicast: It’s No Longer the Question! (Or Is It?) (Tushar Mathur, Senior Systems Engineer at CTO Office – Network Solutions)

Thursday, September 29

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am: International Breakfast Panel sponsored by ARRIS: ARRIS International MD Steve McCaffery hosts a panel of international service providers and technologists Room 120 A_C
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm: Putting a Box Around Wi-Fi Performance – Characterizing Performance and Setting Expectations (Carol Ansley, Home Wi-Fi Optimization)
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm: The Power of Color (Dr. Sean McCarthy, Fellow of the Technical Staff)

*all times local ET*

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!

ARRIS SPEAKS @ SCTE 2015

The SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 is coming to New Orleans next week, and there will be many opportunities to hear from ARRIS experts on some of the most important topics in cable.

We’re participating in 13 sessions at this year’s show on topics like new CCAP architectures, set-tops for IoT, whole-home Wi-Fi, and more. See below for the full list of ARRIS presenters, and visit us in booth #551 for demonstrations of the technology enabling those trends. Additionally ARRIS technologists will be moderating 4 other sessions during Expo.

Check back here for highlights from the show, and follow us on Twitter for live updates.

Tuesday, October 13

  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Stepping Towards SDN A Service Activation Framework for DOCSIS (Dan Torbet)
  • 3:15-4:15 pm: Modelling the Operational Efficiency of High-Density Statistical Multiplexing for DOCSIS 3.1 (Dr. Sean McCarthy)

Thursday, October 15

  • 9:30-10:30 am: Gbps Wi-Fi – Is it Driving a Home Network Topology that Requires an Access Point in Every Room? (Charles Cheevers)
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Looming Challenges and Potential Solutions for Future Distributed CCAP Architecture Systems (Tom Cloonan)
  • 10:45-11:45 am: Comparing the DOCSIS® 3.1 and HFC Evolution to the FTTH Revolution (Michael Emmendorfer)

Friday, October 16

  • 12:45-1:45 pm: From OBI and SNR to Ookla and Netflix: How Network Impairments Affect Customer Perceptions (Venk Mutalik)
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: US Scheduling in the DOCSIS 3.1 Era: Potential & Challenges (Dr. Ayham Al-Banna)
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: HFC Transformation to FTTP: The Role of RFoG, PON, and Hybrid Solutions (John Ulm)
  • 2:00-3:00 pm: What is the Role of Connected Home Gateways and Set-Tops in the IoT? (Mark Bugasjki)

*all times local CT*

ARRIS Speaks @ INTX in Chicago

This week, industry leaders from across the globe will gather in Chicago for INTX 2015 (formerly known as The Cable Show). Our experts will be present to help advance the dialogue around the future of entertainment technology. In fact, we are participating in several sessions that cover the latest trends and technology advancements related to DOCSIS 3.1, the Internet of Things, 4K and other areas that will be key in enhancing the entertainment experience. If you’re attending INTX, make sure to schedule in some of the below sessions and stop by our booth #101.

As always, be sure to follow us on our blog and Twitter for updates during the show.

Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 6

Thursday, May 7

Also, stop by and bring your customers to one of the three International Breakfast panels we are sponsoring:

  • Tuesday May 5, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 — CALA Roundtable, moderated by German Iaryczower and Hugo Ramos, ARRIS
  • Wednesday, May 6, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 – EMEA Roundtable, moderated by Cable Europe
  • Thursday, May 7, 8:30-9:30 Room W475 – Asia-Pacific Roundtable, moderated by CASBAA

ARRIS Speaks at CES

If you’re planning to attend CES 2015 this week, be sure to hear from our speakers. From OTT ces-2015content and multiscreen viewing to 4K and Ultra HD adoption, they’ll cover the latest trends and look ahead to what’s next for the industry. See below for full details. Read more

ARRIS Everywhere @ SCTE in Denver

Next week in Denver, ARRIS experts will take the stage at SCTE–15 times in fact! We’ll be discussing several of the latest trends and our perspective on “what’s next” for DOCSIS 3.1,Ultra HD, Wi-Fi QoS, virtualization, and other hot topics. If you’re attending SCTE, make sure to schedule in some of the below sessions and stop by our booth #1764.

We’ll also dive into a few of these topics next week from the show on this blog. And of course, be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Monday, September 22

  • 2:00-3:00 PM: Application of SDN and NFV in the Service Provider Delivery Network (Bruce McClelland – Moderator)
  • 3:15-4:15 PM: The Fiber Toolkit for Expanding Service Capabilities (Leon Venton)

Tuesday, September 23

  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Optimizing Network Performance = Maximizing Customer Experience (Tom Cloonan)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: Peeling Back the Layers of DOCSIS 3.1 (Ayham Al-Banna)
  • 9:45-10:45 AM: The Impact of the Connected Home on Upstream Capacity (John Ulm)
  • 11:00 AM – Noon: Super-Charging Fiber (Michael Emmendorfer – Moderator)
  • 2:00-5:00 PM: WICT: Tech It Out Keynote (Bob Stanzione)

Wednesday, September 24

  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Going Remote: Exploring New Access Architectures (Mike Emmendorfer)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Multicast & Unicast: The Best of Both Worlds to Enable Multiscreen Video (John Ulm)
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Unique Undertaking: Operating a Distributed Access Network (Steve Krapp)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: DOCSIS 3.1: Making It Real (Dan Torbet)
  • 10:45-11:45 AM: Once Upon a Time: Continuing the PON Story (Mike Emmendorfer)

Thursday, September 25

  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Migrating to Ultra HD (Sean McCarthy)
  • 12:45-1:45 PM: Wi-Fi: The Quest for Quality (Charles Cheevers)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: ABR Shoot Out at the Optimization Corral (Santhana Chari)
  • 2:00-3:00 PM: The Smarter Wi-Fi: Co-existing in the Unmanaged Spectrum (Chris Busch)
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