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February 27, 2013

ARRIS Showcases Versatile Converged Edge Router at CCBN

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

ARRIS Group, Inc. will showcase the ARRIS E6000 Converged Edge Router or E6000 CER, its newest platform in the cable edge collection at the China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition or CCBN2013, scheduled from March 21-23, 2013 in Beijing. CCBN2013 will be hosted at the China International Exhibition Center or CIEC, where ARRIS will be present at booth #2302, in Hall 2.

ARRIS will also demonstrate the functionalities of its feature-rich Switched Digital Video or SDV offering. Cable operators can get ready for CCAP, capitalize on bandwidth and include operational ease with ARRIS Group’s cable edge offerings, thereby addressing the varying needs of subscribers.

The extremely triumphant legacy of the ARRIS C4 CMTS is carried forward by the CCAP-capable E6000 CER. The latest offering delivers novel levels of density and affordability with a straightforward, sturdy and incorporated architecture. Similar to the C4 CMTS, an always available, good performance scalable solution, capable of maintaining a completely redundant design with no one point of failure, is offered by the E6000 CER. The solution also features hitless fail-over, hot-swapping of cards and field-implementation prepared IPv6. ARRIS cable edge products can be used in any combination by operators for generating an optimum network configuration, capable of implementing next-generation services with existing hardware.

The ARRIS E6000 CER allows operators to make the most of the revenue earned off a solo chassis, with one of the maximum densities per rack unit accessible, thereby offering increased services at rapid speeds. The self-healing design of the E6000 CER results in reduced outages, enhancing subscriber contentment and retention. Operators are also able to safeguard their initial investment as the versatile E6000 CER platform offers software upgradeability and uncomplicated mid-plane design.

A minimum of 40 million households across the globe are using the SDV offering from ARRIS, which is based on the CVEx control plane and a portfolio of Universal Edge QAMs. ARRIS SDV dynamically broadcasts linear channels only when observed by a subscriber, thereby offering an affordable substitute for retrieving bandwidth on the RF spectrum. Cable operators can therefore include a huge number of supplementary HD channels to their schedule and develop other applications like VOD and HSD in the released spectrum.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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