ARRIS Announces Launch of Whole Home Solution

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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ARRIS Media Gateway the Centerpiece of BendBroadband’s New ‘Alpha’ Customer Experience

SUWANEE, Ga. — ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that its Whole Home Solution Media Gateway will be offered by Oregon-based MSO BendBroadband throughout its network.

The ARRIS Whole Home solution consists of the ARRIS Media Gateway, a converged multi-services platform that provides integrated multimedia entertainment to the entire home, and ARRIS Media Players connected to each television. The Whole Home Solution provides a lower cost-per-household alternative to traditional cable set-top boxes, E-MTA’s, Cable Modems and wireless Wi-Fi routers. The solution includes a centralized gateway providing multimedia entertainment services including broadcast and narrowcast video, video on demand, DOCSIS® 3.0 high-speed data and two lines of carrier-grade voice over IP, as well as Internet over-the-top and media sharing of user-generated content.

The ARRIS Media Gateway includes a 6-tuner, multi-room HD DVR with 500 GB HDD storage and 4-port Ethernet home networking router with MoCA® 1.1+ home networking technology and optional 802.11n Wi-Fi. Additionally, it supports DLNA™ to connect with subscriber-owned DLNA-enabled devices across the home network and CableCARD™ conditional access. When integrated with the ARRIS ConvergeMedia™ Management system’s flexible multi-screen architecture, the Gateway delivers an enhanced On Demand experience that serves both traditional set-tops and advanced IP capable devices.

The ARRIS Media Player supports full HD with HDMI, component, and composite outputs, front and rear USB ports, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and MoCA 1.1+. The Media Player also features front panel navigation and clock, along with a backlit remote control.

“We are very excited to be able to offer our customers so much in such a powerful solution,” said BendBroadband CEO Amy Tykeson. “The ARRIS Whole Home Solution delivers broadcast, On Demand, over-the-top and user-generated content, whole home DVR, high speed data, Wi-Fi and primary line voice – all easily controlled through one simple remote and a customized on screen user interface. This abundance of functionality in one solution lets us offer an expanded level of service while lowering the cost and complexity of household access.”

“The ARRIS Whole Home Solution is a disruptive technology solution that will accelerate the transition of content delivery to an all-IP paradigm,” said ARRIS Broadband Communication Systems President Bruce McClelland. “We are very happy to be working with BendBroadband, our first announced Media Gateway and Media Player customer on this innovative approach to charting a new direction in personalized customer experience.”