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ARRIS Redefines the Set-Top with HEVC Support in Slim, New Designs
The latest HEVC, UHD and wireless technology arrive in four small, minimalist enclosures

SUWANEE, Ga., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2014 -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) will preview the evolution of its set-top design at IBC 2014. These new devices feature powerful HEVC decode capability and 802.11ac Wi-Fi® in elegant new form factors to deliver the future of entertainment.

"Our new lines of HEVC set-tops showcase our vision for the future of set-top design," said Larry Robinson, President, CPE Business, ARRIS. "We took inspiration from today's consumers, who value personalized and immersive connected experiences. The technology in these devices deliver that and more, featuring HEVC decode for Ultra HD video and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi to bring that experience to the growing assortment of connected devices. These technological advancements reflect our leadership in set-top innovation. We've wrapped them into small, discreet profiles and enduring aesthetics that enable service providers to offer discerning consumers a choice of how to feature this technology in their homes."

Set-Top Evolution

The ARRIS VIP4000 and VIP5000 series represent the future of high-performance set-top design. Each device features HEVC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, allowing providers to deploy the latest entertainment experiences—like Ultra HD—quickly and efficiently. The devices are based on ARRIS's open IPTV platform KreaTV™ and are designed to support a wide variety of software applications.

These are the first ARRIS set-tops to feature a new, elevated set-top design. Each series will be available in a range of colors, including snow & copper; ice blue; ARRIS orange; tinted grey; premium umbra; and midnight purple. They are slated to launch globally starting in 2015.

Design Evolution

The new form factors redefine set-top design—showcasing ARRIS's ability to marry technical leadership with design expertise.

The new set-top designs feature four distinct silhouettes, ranging from the size of a deck of cards to a paperback novel. Each enclosure is finished in high-gloss polished Lexan and features sweeping convex curves that create a floating effect. A signature fluted LED lighting array at the front offers color-customized branding and an elegant finishing touch.

VIP4000 Series

Slim, powerful, connected. Featuring HEVC compatibility for content delivery that's twice as efficient as today's H.264 standard—giving service providers the ability to deliver HD services deeper into today's networks.

  • VIP4000 – An ultra-compact HEVC 1080p60 HD IP set-top with a discreet 80x80x13mm form factor for easy out-of-sight positioning. And its 802.11ac 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi antennas provide a fast, reliable connection, even behind the TV. 
  • VIP4300 – Featuring a distinctive circular design and USB connectivity for DVR and time-shifting. It decodes HEVC HD 1080p60 and features 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  • VIP4600 ­– A fully featured HEVC 1080p60 HD IP set-top, housing up to 1TB hard disk for DVR and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

VIP5000 Series

The VIP5000 series brings UHD IPTV into the living room. Perfect for service providers looking to give their subscribers access to a truly immersive experience with higher frame rates and enhanced picture quality.

  • VIP5200 – A cost-conscious HEVC Ultra-HD IP set-top, supporting up to 4Kx2Kp30. It features up to 1TB hard disk for DVR and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  • VIP5600 – A fully featured HEVC Ultra-HD IP set-top for UHD p60 with 10-bit color. It also features up to 1TB hard disk for DVR and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

VIP Remote Controls

ARRIS applied its new design language to its remote control family. IR comes as standard and Bluetooth low-energy is also available. The remotes are available in three sizes each with convex ergonomic buttons for ease of use:

  • Full: Complete set of function and shortcut keys
  • Medium: Present with number keys and the most important function keys surrounding the navigation key
  • Compact: With a small set of user keys for streamlined simplicity

ARRIS @ IBC

ARRIS is demonstrating its transformative communications and entertainment solutions—like the new VIP4000 & VIP5000 series set-tops—for service providers at IBC 2014. For more information, visit stand D31 in Hall 1 or go online to www.arriseverywhere.com

About ARRIS
ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arrisi.com

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ARRIS previews the evolution of its set-top design at IBC 2014. These new devices feature powerful HEVC decode capability and 802.11ac Wi-Fi(R) in elegant new form factors to deliver the future of entertainment.

 

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SOURCE ARRIS Group, Inc.

Gemma Goatly, +44 7970 882994, gemma.goatly@arrisi.com