Press Release

Printer Friendly Version  View printer-friendly version
<< Back
ARRIS Adds XMS FLEX Streaming Media Engine to ConvergeMedia(TM) On Demand Distribution Platform

SUWANEE, Ga., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS)today introduced the newest member of its ConvergeMedia Distribution platform: XMS FLEX, powered by a next generation Streaming Media Engine (SME). The ConvergeMedia XMS FLEX is a flexible, feature-rich, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server with SME scalable content delivery software to support the industry's broadest range of video applications.

Service providers face several important challenges in transitioning to next generation services for IP-based, multi-screen video delivery. These challenges include the need for the highest performance and density at the lowest possible cost, the requirement for streaming resiliency to optimize availability, and the desire to deploy a single platform that supports the full range of video application. ConvergeMedia XMS FLEX with SME addresses all of these challenges, combining COTS server technology and adaptive storage with proven media delivery software to provide the flexibility for any market size, deployment architecture or video application. XMS FLEX offers the choice between 1Gbps and 10Gbps streaming modules as well as internal and external storage modules, scaling up to 30Gbps of fully redundant streaming bandwidth per 2RU chassis and up to 384Terabytes of content storage and caching. Multiple XMS FLEX servers may be deployed with the ARRIS ConvergeMedia Management Platform to offer unequalled streaming and storage capacity in a cloud-based architecture.

Key highlights of the XMS FLEX/SME include:

  • High-density, Linux-based COTS platform for deployment in a managed Content Delivery Network (CDN)
  • Multiple codec, container and transport protocol support for delivery of multi-screen services
  • Single platform for Video on Demand, time-shifted TV, linear, and advanced advertising applications
  • Independent scaling of ingest, storage and streaming with support for Adaptive Streaming technologies (Smooth Streaming, Apple HTTP-Live Streaming)
  • Streaming resiliency for high availability
  • Performance tuning for any application through its storage versatility

"XMS FLEX meets the needs of service providers around the world as they migrate to CDN-based video distribution," said ARRIS VP & GM, On Demand Unit Joe Matarese. "FLEX's versatility and configurability allow it to hit the performance 'sweet spot' at both the core and the edge of the network, while bringing the ability to independently add and scale resources without service disruption."

XMS FLEX is part of the ARRIS ConvergeMedia Distribution platform, a complete solution for the delivery, management and monetization of next generation IP Video multi-screen services. ConvergeMedia is the combination of ARRIS video server, assurance and back-office software, on demand and advertising solutions, with an open architecture enabling field proven end-to-end solutions. ConvergeMedia products offer operators a clear path to expand their services beyond the first screen and quickly and cost-effectively adapt their service delivery network to accommodate future demand.

For more information, visit:


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee, GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Chicago; State College, PA; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at