ARRIS ConvergeMedia(TM) Management System and MDX9200 Media Distribution Switch Honored by Broadband Gear Report's Diamond Awards

Oct 23, 2009, 10:00 ET from ARRIS

SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that two of its On Demand Video solutions have been singled out by the judges of trade publication Broadband Gear Report (BGR) with scores of four diamonds or better, out of a possible five. The solutions honored are the ARRIS ConvergeMedia Management System and the Verivue MDX9200 flash-based media distribution switch (available through ARRIS).

"Today's cable operators must live by the 'always on' motto, and the Diamond Technology Reviews judges concluded that the ARRIS ConvergeMedia Management Suite was an excellent solution to help them do just that," said Laura Hamilton, editor-in-Chief at BGR. "They were impressed by the suite's abilities to unify the management of on-demand content and delivery including advertising. Additionally, the Diamond judges that reviewed the ARRIS MDX 9200 Media Distribution Switch, saw it as an innovative solution with a broad set of potential benefits. They called out the solid state storage as the real differentiator."

The ARRIS ConvergeMedia Management System offers a Unified Video Platform that supports VOD, Broadcast Linear & VOD Advertising on a single platform. It can import real time encoded content, legacy content, heterogeneous and hierarchical content together on a common platform to create new services. It also offers the ability to personalize subscriber content, provides full content life cycle management and active failover redundancy, and can be used to offer dynamic On Demand Advertising and Interactive TV.

The ARRIS MDX9200 offers very high streams to storage ratio and is ideal for managed content delivery network (CDN) architectures controlling large amounts of media across distributed networks and geographies. It features a new edge/caching server architecture, designed for MSOs' media requirements, web applications and multi-protocol video content ingest and delivery. It offers unprecedented scale with ultra low power consumption and combines solid state local storage, embedded video processing, and a carrier-designed chassis.

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About ARRIS

ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.

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