Cable Technology Feature Article
Wow! Launches Whole Home Multimedia Entertainment System using Moxi Gateway
By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor
In an effort to meet its customers’ changing needs, WOW!, a global provider of high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone, has recently launched WOW! ULTRA TV, a unique, new whole home multimedia entertainment system that leverages the power of the ARRIS Whole Home Solution.
The ARRIS Whole Home Solution includes Moxi family of Gateway (News - Alert) and Media Player products to support hybrid and full IP architectures. These Gateways and Players combine simultaneous use of feature-rich video and telephony services, multi-room DVR, Wi-Fi, DOCSIS 3.0 data rates, and other services.
According to ARRIS, this solution has been designed to offer multi-room subscribers access to unicast and multicast content—whether via cable, over the top, or the subscriber’s personal media on their home network. Coming with a DVR, the gateway is capable of recording six programs simultaneously.
“As we continue to innovate our products and services to meet customers' changing needs, we look for technology collaborators that can bring expertise and flexible solutions to fit our unique architectural, financial and customer goals. We are pleased to have found such a relationship in ARRIS and look forward to delighting our customers with our new WOW! ULTRA TV,” Cash Hagen, chief technology officer at WOW! explained in a press release.
WOW is one of the first companies in North America to launch the Moxi Gateway and whole-home solution from ARRIS. According to industry experts, the launch of Moxi Gateway under the ULTRATV brand will help WOW compete with Comcast (News - Alert) and other cable MSOs.
“We're very pleased to help WOW! offer its customers a unique, new whole home multimedia entertainment system. Our strategic investment in the Moxi solution is bearing fruit as more and more cable service providers deploy the platform across North America,” added Debbie Stackis, ARRIS VP and GM.
In other news, ARRIS Group recently announced that its C4 CMTS and Touchstone (News - Alert) TG862S Wideband cable modems had demonstrated interoperability for IPv6 services over a weeklong period in the test labs of Excentis in Ghent, Belgium.
Edited by Jennifer Russell