ARRIS Video Unified Edge (VUE)
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ARRIS Video Unified Edge (VUE)

Virtualized Video Headend for DAA and IP Video Convergence


ARRIS Video Unified Edge (VUE) is a suite of modular software functions deployable in the Service Provider's cloud environment that virtualize the legacy video headend network, acting as the Video Core in Distributed Access Architecture models. ARRIS VUE replaces traditional ARRIS appliance products, simplifying the network, automating configuration, and improving uptime.

ARRIS VUE has multiple applications, addressing some of the key challenges facing operators today:

  • Sources MPEG-2 Transport Stream Video Muxes in Distributed Access Architectures
    • VUE functions as the Video Core in R-PHY and R-MAC/PHY architectures, acting as the source for encrypted broadcast and narrowcast MPEG-2 transport streams
  • Unifies the Video Backbone and Advertising on IP Content
    • Enables transition of all video delivery to the CDN as ABR content
    • Converts ABR video to MPEG-2 Transport Streams to support existing QAM-based CPE
    • Works with ARRIS MDC to enable ad insertion to be performed in ABR domain using Video Manifest Manipulation, eliminating dual video delivery systems and dual advertising systems
    • Leverages Software Defined Video to enable Programmable Ad Zones and customizable channel lineups
  • Virtualizes the Video Headend
    • Replaces legacy appliance products with virtualized SW
    • Virtualizes EQAM functions (packet processing performed in VUE, RF modulation done in the Remote PHY and/or Remote MAC-PHY node)
    • Virtualizes the legacy interactive network (SCTE 55-1)


Details for ARRIS Video Unified Edge (VUE)

  • DAA Support
    • Receives SPTS & MPTS
    • Performs Add/Drop Mux (including pre-encrypted services)
    • Supports NGOD R6/D6 for session setup for VOD and SDV
    • Builds narrowcast output MPTS
    • Encapsulate all output MPTS with R-DEPI
    • Supports slave to 1588 Time Server
    • Supports GCP to provision the DAA node for video streams (as Auxiliary Core)
  • Video Backbone & Advertising Convergence
    • DRM decrypt
    • Ingest: HLS, DASH TS
    • Output: MPEG-2 MPTS/SPTS
    • Ad Logging


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