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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 03, 2009

ARRIS Partners with Verivue to Offer Video Solutions

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

ARRIS has signed a strategic agreement with Verivue in an effort to improve their technical infrastructure to meet the increasing video demands. ARRIS claims that this partnership will offer them reduced risks and increased advantages.
As the consumption of video related services increases over the years, service providers have begun to realize that conventional methods of delivering the services may not be sufficient in the changing times. To cater to modern-day demands, they need to think of new ways to keep pace.
ARRIS will market and distribute Verivue’s MDX 9000 Series according to their multiyear agreement. With ARRIS’ ConvergeMedia, service providers can address the unique challenges of media service delivery as it is a suite of media application and distribution platforms.
“The Verivue relationship is an example of the power of collaboration on behalf of our customers," said Bryant Isaacs, president of media and communications systems at ARRIS. "The combined strength of the ARRIS and Verivue portfolios will become a competitive advantage for both companies.”
According to the agreement, the Verivue portfolio will also get support from ARRIS' service organization which includes network design, deployment and maintenance services. ARRIS believes that this will help Verivue quickly adopt more efficient and profitable media delivery networks.
The two companies will also combine their respective solutions according to the agreement. This will make them easier and faster for operators to deploy apart from making the MDX 9000 Series fully compatible with ARRIS ConvergeMedia Application Platforms.
Recently, the company announced that it has received an order from Ziggo, B.V., a cable MSO in the Netherlands comprised of the former operators @HOME, Casema and Multikabel.
The order was for the ARRIS Touchstone (News - Alert) TM702 series of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0-certified Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapters (E-MTAs).
Ziggo (News - Alert) delivers Digital Television, Internet and Telephony services to the residential market over its HFC network.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart