ARRIS Expands Global Portfolio with New Suite of Smart Wi-Fi Indoor and Outdoor Solutions for Cable Operators
Suwanee, GA – March 22, 2011: ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) todayannounced the expansion of its broadband wireless solutions portfolio for cable service providers. The announcement is the result of a global Reseller agreement that ARRIS has entered in to with wireless solutions provider Ruckus Wireless to market its portfolio of Wi-Fi products.The agreement calls for ARRIS to become a worldwide channel to market for the combined portfolio of indoor and outdoor wireless solutions.
“We are pleased to enter this relationship with Ruckus Wireless which will enable us to offer both indoor and outdoor wireless access solutions to the marketplace,” said ARRIS VP/GM, Supplies Division Bob Puccini. “With this expanded portfolio we can now provide proven and robust wireless solutions to address the mobile wireless marketplace within the cable service provider space.”
“With the growing demand for wireless data services and broadband coverage, cable operators represent a significant new market opportunity for Wi-Fi, and ARRIS has long held a leadership position in this market,” said Bart Burstein, Vice President Product Management and Business Development for Ruckus. “Our carrier-class Wi-Fi products and technology are the ideal complement to the existing ARRIS portfolio. This combination is now backed by the highly regarded ARRIS sales and service organizations, with an unmatched experience in providing solutions to the global cable service provider market.”
The new ARRIS Wi-Fi portfolio brings several significant operational and cost benefits to customers, including adaptive Wi-Fi that automatically optimizes in noisy environments, extended signal range with more consistent performance over longer distances, and simplified configuration and installation. These benefits are enabled through:
· Adaptive Antenna technology, which increases signal strength and mitigates noise to improve throughput, decrease interruptions to video streaming, reduce latency and enhance connectivity in interference-laden environments.
· SmartCast technology, which intelligently identifies and prioritizes multimedia transmissions at the access point. Specialized schedulers automatically prioritize traffic into separate queues on a per client basis. This ensures that packets are transmitted within their delay/jitter tolerance, resulting in significant improvements in the quality of video streaming.
· SmartMesh technology, a self provisioning and self-healing non-line-of-sight mesh backhaul solution calculates the most efficient backhaul paths between access points, automatically configuring and provisioning the mesh network.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and 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.
About Ruckus Wireless
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile Internetworking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises around the world. Since 2006, the company has realized record revenue and shipments with a CAGR of over 119% percent. Ruckus invented, and has patented, state-of-the-art wireless technology that steers Wi-Fi signals around obstacles and interference. This unique capability extends signal range and ensures consistent reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. The company has shipped over 2 million Smart Wi-Fi systems around the world and has raised $51 million in funding. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
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