Joins C4® CMTS, C4c(TM)CMTS and Media Services Platform (MSP) to Help Operators Maximize Bandwidth and Prepare for CCAP
SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced that it has expanded its cable edge portfolio, again. The newest member of the portfolio, the E6000 Converged Edge Router (E6000 CER) will be on display along with ARRIS C4 and C4c CMTS platforms and the Media Services Platform (MSP) in ARRIS booth #2802 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012. The portfolio helps cable operators prepare for CCAP, maximize bandwidth and add operational simplicity, allowing them to better meet changing subscriber demands.
Versatile Portfolio with a Strong History of Reliability
The CCAP-capable E6000 CER continues the highly successful legacy of the C4 CMTS and delivers new levels of density and cost-effectiveness in a simple, robust and integrated architecture. The C4 CMTS has been shipping in volume for over ten years, making it one of the industry's most successful CMTS platforms. Customers rely on and endorse its availability, performance, density, and total cost of ownership.
"We've been working with the major cable operators and CableLabs for over three years on the CCAP specifications and vision, and believe that now is the time to introduce the increased capabilities of the E6000," said Bruce McClelland, ARRIS President, Products & Services. "We have taken our CMTS and video processing experience and extended its hallmarks of reliability and availability into higher density applications which meet our customers' near term broadband distribution needs."
"ARRIS has been a strong contributor to the development of next-generation access platforms such as CCAP, and we are excited to help them bring this to market," said Sam Chernak, Senior Vice President of Access Technology for Comcast Cable. "They have been a technology partner for many years, and we look forward to continuing this with the CCAP platform."
Like the C4 CMTS, the E6000 CER provides a high availability, high performance solution with high scalability. Like the C4 CMTS, the E6000 supports a fully redundant design with no single point of failure, hitless fail-over, and hot-swapping of cards, and field-deployment ready IPv6. Operators can mix and match ARRIS cable edge products to create the optimum network configuration for deploying tomorrow's services with today's hardware.
All elements of the E6000 CER are redundant, either N+1 or 1+1, and all are hot-swappable. Designed for 99.999% system availability, the E6000 CER has a self-healing architecture that maintains system services without interruption.
The ARRIS CMTS platforms - the C4 and C4c CMTS and E6000 CER -- allow operators to:
- Maximize revenue off a single chassis with the highest density per rack unit in order to deliver more services at faster speeds
- Increase subscriber satisfaction and retention with a self-healing design that decreases outages
- Preserve capital investment with flexible platforms that offer 'wire once' architecture with software upgradeability and easy mid-plane design
Visit www.arrisi.com/get/cer for more information on the Cable Edge Router portfolio
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Westborough, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.