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ARRIS Presents the Future of Personalized Entertainment and Communications Services at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo(R)

SUWANEE, Ga., Oct 06, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS)will demonstrate the full scope of its converged IP solutions, engineered to deliver the ultimate broadband subscriber experience, at Booth #1053 at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, October 20-22. ARRIS end-to-end broadband solutions give cable subscribers the content they want, where and when they want it; ARRIS solutions also provide cable operators with the reliable, tested-to-scale platforms they need to cost-effectively deploy and manage subscriber services to meet the competitive challenges of today and tomorrow. Among the ARRIS solutions on display will be:

Whole Home Solution - The ARRIS Whole Home Solution allows users to receive broadcast and demand driven video, Over the Top video, IP voice and high speed data content through an elegant and highly reliable Media Gateway platform. Service providers can enable customers with all the applications they desire from their favorite providers through just one device, eliminating the need for stacks of boxes and wires running throughout the house. This user-friendly solution delivers more personalized content to more screens with more features, thus enabling new revenue streams for service providers.

Demand-driven Video, Video Processing &Advanced Advertising Solutions - The ARRIS ConvergeMedia(TM) solution and COTS-based XMS Video Server, deliver multi-format video content and advanced advertising services on a single unified platform to subscribers' screen of choice, reducing capital investment and operational expenses. This platform also provides support for the latest HTTP communications protocols and caching capabilities. Consumers want more, so service providers need the power and flexibility to support more video formats, resolutions and devices without sacrificing quality. ARRIS Advanced Video Processing products capture and manage multi-format video, including MPEG-4 transcoding with adaptive streaming; deliver 4:1 HD compression; support SDV rate clamping and ad splicing - all resulting in more efficient spectrum utilization and significant QAM channel cost savings.

Fixed Mobile Convergence -- The ARRIS Mobility Application Server provides full SIP-based Dual Mode Fixed Mobile Convergence with support for seamless roaming and handover between circuit-switched and IP networks. Offloading voice, messaging, and data services to IP networks reduces operators' costs and provides opportunities to offer competitive service packages.

Integrated Broadband Solutions - The industry-leading ARRIS C4(R) and the compact C4c(TM) CMTS, both with 8D x 4U channel bonding capabilities, harness the power of DOCSIS(R) 3.0 to deliver more video, more voice and more high speed data traffic to more subscribers. The ARRIS D5(R) Universal Edge QAM enables more downstream channels and consumes less power per QAM channel than comparable solutions. These rigorously engineered head end solutions increase the capacity of the network without impacting the quality of video service they deliver. At the premises, ARRIS market-leading Touchstone(R) DOCSIS 3.0-based data, wireless, digital voice and home networking solutions complete the end-to-end converged IP experience.

Optimized Optical and HFC Solutions allow cable operators to multiply capacity over existing networks while reducing powering, air conditioning and physical footprint and avoiding expensive physical upgrades. New ARRIS digital return solutions provide robust upstream capacity. End-to-end RFoG solutions provide cable friendly connectivity for Fiber-to-the-Home from existing head end assets, and compatible Gigabit EPON adds ultra high speed data service, for enhanced business services.

Network, Service and Workforce Assurance - The ARRIS Assurance suite of solutions, including the recently released ServAssure(TM) Live!, improves access to system details, monitors network health in real-time, and optimizes the efficiency of customer installs and repair calls. More visibility into network health and end user devices means reduced subscriber churn and increased operational efficiencies.

Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Products from manufacturers you trust. For over 50 years, ARRIS Supplies has helped operators reduce inventory carrying charges and improve deployment lead times by offering one of the widest selections of HFC plant equipment in the industry. Its portfolio includes business and commercial solutions, tiered bandwidth offerings that enable cell tower backhaul and innovative wireless solutions.

ARRIS engineers will also present a trio of workshops during Expo:

  • ARRIS Senior ArchitectJeff Cravenwill present "Managed CDN: Optimizing the Behavior of Hierarchical VOD" on Thursday, October 21 from 9:30 am - 10:45 am and Friday, October 22 from 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm.
  • ARRIS Sales Engineer Brian Drachman, and Rickey Luke, VP and Chief Scientist at Knology Broadband will present "A Comparative Analysis of Different Paths from Today to a Pure IP Video Architecture"on Thursday, October 21 from 8:00-9:15 and Friday, October 22 from 2:30-3:45.
  • ARRIS Senior Director of Intellectual Property Engineering Carol Ansley, will present: "Impacts of ENERGY STAR(R) on the CATV Customer Experience" on Thursday, October 21 from 9:30-10:45.

Additionally, ARRIS SVP Strategic Market Development Sandy Howe will speak on a WICT panel entitled "Tech it Out", Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 AM.

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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; 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