How ARRIS Delivers the Bandwidth for Tomorrow’s Services

13 May 2016

ARRIS works with the world’s leading service providers to meet subscriber demand for new entertainment services and deliver the technology that power them. We’re offering a glimpse of those technologies and services at INTX (May 16-18th, booth #1214)—demonstrating virtual reality and multichannel TV.

Powering both of these demos will be ARRIS DOCSIS® 3.1 product solutions designed for multi-gigabit speeds. The SURFboard® SB8200, E6000® Converged Edge and xPON technologies are centerpieces of ARRIS’s vision for multi-gigabit networking.

Virtual Reality 

Virtual Reality (VR) is the next big video development. But it poses a tremendous challenge to bandwidth availability, often demanding hundreds of Mbps. Our VR demo takes you to the NASCAR track and inside the ARRIS Racing team garage, with three, separate screens showing videos being downloaded and viewed simultaneously. Not only is the VR application large, but each video also needs to be downloaded prior to playback for the application to work. The demo showcases how ARRIS enables the network to deliver a consumer-ready VR experience in under a minute—performing multi-gigabit, high-speed data transfers across networks.

Multichannel TV Services

The shift to IP video streaming and UHD TV screens opens up a new world of entertainment. Today's HD TV channels demand approximately 6-12 Mbps of data. Running six of these into a single video device on a TV requires anywhere from 36-72 Mbps, and UHD streams require even more. The ARRIS IP video demonstration at INTX will showcase how our networking technology delivers six, simultaneous HD video streams on a single UHD screen—with one primary channel and five other channels in smaller windows playing.

Speed Demos

Beside each demo, you will see large "speedometers" showing:

  • The lightning-quick Gigabit downloads of the app and videos for the VR experience
  • The size of the data stream consumed for six streamed HD IP video channels
  • Speaking of speed, ARRIS Racing driver Daniel Suárez will drop by the booth between 3:30-5:00pm ET on May 17th participating in a VR tour and signing autographs.

    And be sure to catch Charles Cheevers, ARRIS CTO of Customer Premises Equipment, as he speaks on “Bandwidth Requirements in the Next 5 Years: A Virtual Reality Check” at 10:45 a.m. ET on May 17th at INTX.

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