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ARRIS Announces Intelligent Content Features for the ConvergeMedia(TM) OnDemand Platform
Provides Improved Content Management, Mixed Format Support for Faster Deployments of Advanced Solutions.

SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that the ConvergeMedia Management Suite, previously known as nABLE, can now dynamically manage heterogeneous OnDemand content across multiple video servers optimizing service provider resources for network bandwidth, video server storage and streaming. This functionality is enabled by Management Suite release 1.0, now generally available, and builds upon the software's functionality to cost effectively manage content ingest, distribution and dynamic re-distribution of content across servers throughout the service providers' networks.

The new platform enables service providers to deploy large media libraries of mixed or heterogeneous content throughout their networks of video server deployments to best suit their needs. Service providers can now extend VOD deployments to more communities by deploying edge servers that were not previously economically viable due to the management overhead and quantities of different edge servers required. Because ConvergeMedia Management Suite and storage platforms also support fully integrated advanced advertising features like dynamic ad insertion and interactivity, service providers have a platform to launch new revenue generating advanced services without replacing the deployed servers.

"With the growth in the type and quantity of media and consumption devices, it becomes even more important to ingest, distribute and manage such assets cost effectively and easily across small and large networks," said Joe Matarese, VP & GM, Media & Communications Systems (MCS). "The new Management Suite platform delivers enhanced services to our clients' subscribers no matter where they are and when they want to be entertained."

Seamlessly managing all forms of media content in a real-time, dynamic and efficient manner allows service providers to focus on their services and less on the technology. The ConvergeMedia management and distribution platforms allow operators to cost-effectively deploy very large and growing libraries of OnDemand content across entire network footprints using different servers for media formats.

The ConvergeMedia OnDemand management platform further offers features that enable operators to converge High Speed Data and video services with OnDemand and advanced advertising offerings by providing content search capabilities, recommendation engine integration and personalized features. This will allow subscribers to push personalized search and content to their various media devices, including playback on TV, PC or smart mobile device (3 screens). It provides full-cycle content management: acquisition to consumption, heterogeneous and hierarchical content for optimal storage and streaming, along with a high availability design critical for 'always-on' revenue-generating advertising and OnDemand services.

About ARRIS

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. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, 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 www.arrisi.com.

SOURCE ARRIS

Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327, alex.swan@arrisi.com