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Trinity Communications Launches Triple Play Service With ARRIS RFoG Solution

SUWANEE, Ga., Aug 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that Trinity Communications, a cable operator based in South Pittsburgh, TN, has launched digital voice, video and high-speed data triple play service through an ARRIS FTTMax RF over Glass (RFoG) all fiber network to Marion and Sequatchie County, TN.

Major components of the RFoG deployment include the ARRIS CORWave II multi wavelength forward transmitters, FTTMax RFoG Optical Network Units (ONU) at the customer premises, and the TransMax RFoG Repeater for Optical Amplification of RFoG wavelengths. When completed, the deployment will offer triple play services to approximately 3,000 homes and businesses, spanning over 200 miles of fiber optic plant.

RFOG is a cost-effective way to supply DOCSIS-based triple play services over an all fiber network to businesses, community hubs and residences in low-density areas due to the reduced outside plant maintenance and lower power consumption. It also provides a foundation for future technologies such as EPON. RFoG combines the best of RF and passive optical network (PON) technologies, enabling cable operators to use their existing headend infrastructure, current provisioning systems and CPE devices.

"We selected the ARRIS CORWave and RFoG solutions because of their proven reliability, and to meet our capital and operational budgetary needs," said Trinity Communications President James Gee. "In our system, population density is low and spread out so the RFoG cost model and return on investment is very attractive to us. Once the backbone is in place, we can simply drop a fiber to the residential or small business customer, install the RFoG ONU and they're set."

"We are very pleased to be working with Jim Gee and his great team at Trinity Communications," said ARRIS Access and Transport VP of Product Management Larry Richards. "Operators of any size can depend on ARRIS for converged voice, video and data solutions using high speed optical transmission solutions."

About ARRIS

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 www.arrisi.com.

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