ARRIS Melds Products Into Unified Brand
Atlanta-based ARRIS Group Inc. has amalgamated individual products within its Whole Home Solution into its Moxi brand. From now on, the Media Gateway is now the Moxi Gateway, the Media Player is now the Moxi Player, the User Interface is now the Moxi User Interface and the Services Portal is now the Moxi Services Portal.
This homogeneous product portfolio now can address cable network services, Internet video content and user-owned media, allowing such offerings as video on demand, pay-per-view and IP services to be available to multiple screens in the home, including televisions, personal computers, mobile devices and tablets.
The melded ARRIS Moxi platform provides a six-tuner HD DVR with 500 gigabytes of storage. It also includes DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed data and voice, a four-port Ethernet home-networking router plus support for Multimedia over Coax Alliance 1.1+ home networking technology and an option for 802.11(n) Wi-Fi. The company says it can connect with subscriber-owned DLNA-enabled devices across a home network, and it has CableCARD conditional access and DTCP-IP encryption between the in-home devices.
“This is a high-end box that essentially supports a triple-play customer, including true whole home DVR,” says Greg MacDonald, managing director at Macquarie Capital. “It’s got the firepower to be everything that an IPTV solution currently offers.”