ARRIS, Incognito Software and Teknovus Demonstrate EPON Provisioning through the ARRIS DOCSIS(R) Control Interface for FTTMax(TM)

Innovative DOCSIS Control Interface EPON Solution Provides Standards-Based Interoperability

Oct 23, 2009, 11:30 ET from ARRIS

SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced the unveiling of its new DOCSIS Control Interface for subscriber service provisioning and system management on EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network) networks. A live demonstration, presented jointly with Incognito Software and Teknovus, will be held at the ARRIS booth (#7108) at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009 in Denver, October 28-30.

Together with ARRIS's FTTMax(TM) EPON OLT and ONU equipment, the DOCSIS Control Interface enables cable operators to seamlessly deploy symmetrical EPON for business services with their existing DOCSIS provisioning system, instead of creating separate back office functions. The demonstration will showcase interoperability of the ARRIS DOCSIS Control Interface, with Incognito Software's Broadband Command Center, a key product in the DOCSIS device provisioning space. In turn, the ARRIS DOCSIS Control Interface incorporates middleware from Teknovus, a leading provider of EPON chips for the FTTx market.

"With the successful integration of our DOCSIS Control Interface with the Broadband Command Center for EPON deployment, we are able to successfully provision EPON devices in our cost-effective Converged Head-end Platform," said ARRIS Access & Transport VP and GM Peter Wolff. "This new functionality will enable cable operators to efficiently serve their customers through an FTTMax(TM) Gigabit EPON network."

"Interoperability is an important issue for our customers, many of whom are working with DOCSIS technologies but need to run other services over fiber," said Stephane Bourque, President and CEO of Incognito Software. "This demonstration shows that we are able to connect EPON solutions from multiple vendors using existing equipment and software. All of the solutions used in the demonstration are readily available today on the open market."

"Teknovus is pleased to be working with ARRIS and Incognito to help cable operators compete in the fiber environment without the need for new provisioning software or special training for operations and technical personnel," said Paul Runcy, Director of the Americas at Teknovus. "This collaboration will provide our customers with a robust and interoperable turn-key solution to roll out new services and compete effectively in the telecommunications market."

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, 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.

About Incognito Software

Since 1992, Incognito has empowered broadband providers and large enterprises to increase revenue while decreasing operating costs. With research and development focused on carrier-grade provisioning, Incognito Software is committed to ensuring needs-based solutions are delivered. Their clients can rapidly deploy and manage data, voice, and video services across multiple networks with ease. Incognito's products are at the forefront in broadband technology and are robust, scalable and highly configurable. This means companies can remain at the cutting edge of broadband service provision, and that Incognito's technology will support their growth to allow them to meet market changes. To learn more about Incognito Software, please visit www.incognito.com.

About Teknovus

Teknovus is the leading developer and supplier of access chips and embedded software for the FTTx market, supporting EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Networking) at 1G, 2.5G and 10G speeds. Teknovus products are deployed by more than 35 service providers around the world, enabling the delivery of advanced triple-play services, including IPTV, via optical fiber networks. Teknovus products support the full FTTx network, covering the Central Office (OLT) and the Customer Premises (ONU). Teknovus is headquartered in Petaluma, California with sales, design and support centers in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Jose and Boston. To learn more about Teknovus, visit www.teknovus.com.

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