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July 23, 2014

ARRIS' Solutions Offer Subscribers Engaging, Personalized Media Experiences

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

ARRIS, a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology, reportedly has many firsts to its credit: it invented digital TV, the first wireless broadband gateway, and was responsible for the first set-top with HD and DVR and more. Consolidated Communications (News - Alert), deciding to give its Kansas City market subscribers the best home entertainment and communications experiences, chose to deploy solutions from ARRIS.

"Independent operators like Consolidated Communications are raising the bar for service quality using ARRIS solutions," said Bruce McClelland, president, network & cloud and global services, ARRIS.

By coupling the ARRIS Whole Home Solution with the ARRIS Converge Media Management Suite, Consolidated Communications positioned itself to offer a consistent, engaging, consumer experience across set-top boxes and armed itself with the ability to manage personalized media experiences across various networks and devices.

The ARRIS Whole Home Solution enables subscribers to record as many as six HD channels simultaneously and delivers 75 hours of HD recording. As it supports multi-room viewing, the solution offers a truly converged entertainment experience across the home. And, what’s more, it gives subscribers the control to record what they want and the freedom to watch when they want.  Also, users can browse the Internet and overlay specified content such as sports, weather information and more.

Today’s mobile viewers want to enjoy content at anytime, anyplace, across multiple devices. The ConvergeMedia Management Suite allows users to deploy video on demand and next generation on demand services. Service providers have flexibility in managing on demand content and operators have a single platform to operate from- with the added ability to choose the best third party solutions.

"Early indications show customers are extremely happy with the new level of services we've achieved with the ARRIS Whole Home Solution. And the ConvergeMedia Management Suite helped us simplify our expanding on-demand operations," said a pleased Tom White, chief technology officer, Consolidated Communications.

ARRIS is dedicated to the success of customers and has a passion for innovation and invention, while Consolidated Communications is committed to offer innovative products, reliable and high-quality services. Therefore the partnership is a win-win for both the companies and also for its subscribers.

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