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ARRIS Announces the New CORWave(TM) Dual Density Multi Wavelength Forward Transmitter
Offers 50% Physical Footprint Reduction; Slashes Power Consumption

SUWANEE, Ga., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced the debut of the CORWave dual density forward transmitter (CORWave DW). This new product is designed especially for operators with facility constraints who are planning to add new services, and it also provides the added benefit of very low power consumption. The CORWave DW features two transmitters in the space formerly occupied by a single transmitter. The DW transmitter also utilizes CORWave multi wavelength technology to increase fiber capacity without increasing fiber infrastructure -- allowing rapid deployment of new revenue-generating services even in fiber-scarce plant.

"We designed the CORWave DW to address operational complexity and environmental issues," said Peter Wolff, ARRIS Access & Transport VP & GM. "It immediately delivers a 50% decrease in the amount of required rack and floor space and has the lowest power consumption among comparable forward transmitters in the industry. By improving the density and sharing component resources, we are making our solutions more efficient while delivering the same high degree of performance. Additionally, the freed-up chassis space can be used to generate new services through the addition of other application modules, like low noise return receivers for RFoG applications and EPON Optical Line Terminals for high speed data transmission."

Key CORWave DW features are:

  • Up to 8 wavelengths in the O-Band optical spectrum
  • Up to 40 km reach in an all-digital environment
  • Fixed and variable outputs
  • Flexible wavelength combinations
  • Optimization for both analog and digital channel loading
  • Backwards compatible with legacy CHP chassis
  • Front and rear fiber connections
  • Monitoring and /management by the CORView Element Management System

The ARRIS CORWave DW can be seen at Booth #639 at NCTA's The Cable Show 2010, May 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA. It will be generally available later this year.

About ARRIS

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, network video processing, whole home video, 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 www.arrisi.com.

SOURCE ARRIS