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Arris Transcoder Packs On Capacity

Enhanced platform offers significantly greater power and rack space efficiencies

November 14, 2011

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SUWANEE, Ga. -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced the availability of the VIPr 6000, the next generation in its VIPr transcoding platform. Through recent advancements in silicon, the VIPr 6000 delivers a three-fold improvement in channel processing capacity -- delivering three times the number of HD/SD channels per encoder chassis -- at the highest quality, state-of-the industry video compression levels. This new capability dramatically reduces per stream powering needs, and rack space used in the head end – both critical considerations for service providers looking to reduce operational expenses.

Cable service providers currently use the VIPr platform to transcode channels from MPEG2 to H.264, from H.264 to MPEG2 and to compress four high definition MPEG2 video channels onto one QAM channel. While retaining all the VIPr’s high quality algorithms, the VIPr 6000’s increased density allows for significant improvements in HD channel compression, without sacrificing video quality. The VIPr 6000 platform offers integrated transcoding, multiplexing, ad-splicing operations and is capable of processing up to 24 QAMs of video per rack unit in high density configuration. Other 6000 platform enhancements include a redundant power supply, and added asynchronous serial interface (ASI) options.

Arris Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS)

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