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ARRIS Upgrades C4® CMTS with 24 Upstream Module; Platform's Increased Downstream and Upstream Capacity to be Unveiled at NCTA 2011

SUWANEE, Ga., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it will display its new C4® CMTS 24U Cable Access Module (CAM) at NCTA 2011, in Chicago, June 14-16, 2011.

The 24U CAM doubles the C4 CMTS' previous upstream density, allowing cable service providers to deploy faster services, including DOCSIS® 3.0 upstream channel bonding, with less capital expense. The 24U CAM supports from 5-42, to 5-65 and 5-85MHz for upstream services, which allows operators to use more spectrum for future services, extending upstream HFC capability. The 24U CAM is fully supported using today's high-performance C4 control complex and other chassis components, offering investment protection for all C4 CMTS customers.

With the 24U CAM, ARRIS continues providing industry-leading 'hitless' RF sparing fully integrated into the C4 chassis precluding the need for external wiring or added components. Coupled with the recently introduced XD CAM double density downstream module, the C4 CMTS now delivers true high-availability with density equal to or greater than any competitive CMTS offering available, and total cost of ownership equal to or lower than other competitive solutions.

"The new 24U CAM allows operators to double their upstream bandwidth without the need for a chassis replacement, thus continuing the ARRIS commitment to customer investment protection," noted ARRIS VP Product Management Todd Kessler. "We have architected the C4 CMTS to provide the flexibility to match each operator's specific bandwidth delivery needs with variable upstream and downstream sparing group sizes while continuing to offer full-scale throughput support for both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic."

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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 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