SUWANEE, Ga., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 25th anniversary of digital TV—an invention brought to life by ARRIS Group Inc. (under a previous entity called General Instrument Corporation) in a groundbreaking FCC proposal that launched a new standard for TV and paved the way for today's TV experiences.
ARRIS (NASDAQ: ARRS) is celebrating this milestone at its office in San Diego, California—where the members of the design team pioneered the original system for digital TV. The esteemed members in attendance will include Dr. Jerry Heller, Dr. Woo Paik, Dr. Paul Moroney, Bob Rast, and Marc Tayer.
The San Diego team proposed the first all-digital TV system to the FCC's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. This invention led to modern advances in TV—beginning with digital satellite service in 1994, digital cable in 1996, and terrestrial over-the-air digital broadcasts, and continuing with today's mobile and streaming Internet TV, DVR, 4K, and multiscreen experiences. Along the way, ARRIS has continued this pioneering legacy with innovations that have brought the future of TV to millions of consumers around the world.
ARRIS's celebration on Monday brings five of the original team members together for a panel that will review their impact on digital broadcasting, digital cable, and modern television technology—along with a discussion of the future of TV.
"We're proud to celebrate the milestone that started it all and that gave us TV as we know it today. We salute our pioneers for their vision and contributions to modern TV," said Dr. Paul Moroney, SVP of Advanced Technology at ARRIS. "Today, ARRIS is building on this legacy of innovation to deliver the next era of entertainment and communications."
ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow's personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today's challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information: www.arris.com
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