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ARRIS Touchstone(R) Telephony Modem TM902 Voice and Data Modem Awarded EuroDOCSIS(R) 3.0 Certification

SUWANEE, Ga., Aug 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS)today announced that its Touchstone TM902 Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter (E-MTA) platform has been awarded EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable(R) 1.5 certification by Cable Europe Labs.

The Touchstone TM902 is a wideband voice and data modem customer premises device with two ports for primary line voice and a high speed data port, capable of delivering data throughput speeds of up to 400 Mbp/s to the end user, through DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding technology. The TM902 comes in three models: the TM902A for North America and the TM902B and TM902S for Europe. All have internal power supplies, 8 Downstream by 4 Upstream silicon technology and offer operators the lowest power consumption among comparable CPE devices. The TM902S comes with an On/Off switch, to further comply with European power consumption requirements.

"We're very pleased to introduce the Touchstone TM902 family of E-MTAs to our customers," said ARRIS SVP Product Management Derek Elder. "We build the same Touchstone reliability into each of our CPE devices, and now can offer 8D x 4U support that will enable cable operators to further improve their competitiveness by offering ever increasing data rates."

"We are extremely pleased that ARRIS has chosen the BCM3382 cable modem E-MTA System-on-a Chip (SOC) to expand its 8D X 4U E-MTA product portfolio and that ARRIS is the first to receive Cable Europe Labs EuroDOCSIS 3.0 certification," said Jay Kirchoff, Broadcom's Senior Director of Marketing for its Broadband Communications Group. "As the highest performing and most cost effective DOCSIS 3.0 8D X 4U solution available, the BCM3382 is a strong choice to enable ARRIS' TM902 platform to meet the rapidly growing market for higher bandwidth products."


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology that supports 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