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ARRIS and VECTOR Expand Cooperation with Addition of CHP Headend Platform and Segmentable Node Product Suite

SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS), one of the world's leading providers of telecommunications technologies, and VECTOR, a European provider that specializes in supplying broadband solutions for European broadband operators, today announced that they are expanding their collaboration with the addition of the ARRIS optical solutions to VECTOR's portfolio.

VECTOR has represented ARRIS as a value-added reseller in the areas of DOCSIS-based high speed data and cable telephony for years, and is now expanding the portfolio of ARRIS solutions it sells, with the addition of the award winning ARRIS CHP Max(TM)5000 Converged Headend Platform.

The CHP Max5000 is one of the most advanced Headend platforms available on the market, and enables operators to tap into new revenue streams such as business services or deliver more VOD, HD VOD and SDV without deploying any new fiber. Using the CHP suite of products, MSOs can expand their existing fiber capacity by up to 1600% in the downstream and upstream on as little as one fiber. Combined with the ARRIS Opti Max(TM) segmentable node product suite, it also provides an efficient and robust migration path to 4X4 node segmentation in support of advanced services. The CHP Max5000 and Opti Max node family support the award winning ARRIS CORWave(TM) and CORWave II multi wavelength transmitters and optical passives. CORWave platforms provide cable operators with the ability to add new services such as RFoG and EPON over their existing fiber infrastructure without changing their back office or billing system interfaces.

"We are very pleased to expand our long standing relationship with ARRIS and are eager to win new opportunities for this exciting new technology," said Marcin Starzynski, Product Development Director at VECTOR. "The ARRIS CHP Headend Platform is an ideal complement to our current access network products and allows us to build next generation broadband fiber infrastructure solutions for our growing European customer base."

"We are delighted to have VECTOR add our award-winning CHP Headend platform to the array of solutions they offer their European customers," said Peter Wolff, VP & GM of the ARRIS Access, Transport and Supplies Group. "The platform brings a cost-effective and architecturally elegant solution to operators wishing to address new revenue stream segments such as business services, VOD and Switched Digital."

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting 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 carrier-grade telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

VECTOR is a European provider of solutions for a rapidly developing telecommunications industry. VECTOR offers advanced systems for mobile and fixed networks. The Company specializes in integrating and producing solutions that enable network operators to provide multimedia services such as digital TV, Internet and telephony.


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