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ARRIS Announces Launch of Whole Home Solution

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ARRIS Announces Launch of Whole Home Solution10:00 EST Thursday, February 17, 2011ARRIS Media Gateway the Centerpiece of BendBroadband's New 'Alpha' Customer ExperienceSUWANEE, Ga. Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that its Whole Home Solution Media Gateway will be offered by Oregon-based MSO BendBroadband throughout its network.  The ARRIS Whole Home solution consists of the ARRIS Media Gateway, a converged multi-services platform that provides integrated multimedia entertainment to the entire home, and ARRIS Media Players connected to each television. The Whole Home Solution provides a lower cost-per-household alternative to traditional cable set-top boxes, E-MTA's, Cable Modems and wireless Wi-Fi routers. The solution includes a centralized gateway providing multimedia entertainment services including broadcast and narrowcast video, video on demand, DOCSIS® 3.0 high-speed data and two lines of carrier-grade voice over IP, as well as Internet over-the-top and media sharing of user-generated content.  The ARRIS Media Gateway includes a 6-tuner, multi-room HD DVR with 500 GB HDD storage and 4-port Ethernet home networking router with MoCA® 1.1+ home networking technology and optional 802.11n Wi-Fi.  Additionally, it supports DLNA? to connect with subscriber-owned DLNA-enabled devices across the home network and CableCARD? conditional access.  When integrated with the ARRIS ConvergeMedia? Management system's flexible multi-screen architecture, the Gateway delivers an enhanced On Demand experience that serves both traditional set-tops and advanced IP capable devices.  The ARRIS Media Player supports full HD with HDMI, component, and composite outputs, front and rear USB ports, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and MoCA 1.1+.  The Media Player also features front panel navigation and clock, along with a backlit remote control."We are very excited to be able to offer our customers so much in such a powerful solution," said BendBroadband CEO Amy Tykeson.  "The ARRIS Whole Home Solution delivers broadcast, On Demand, over-the-top and user-generated content, whole home DVR, high speed data, Wi-Fi and primary line voice ? all easily controlled through one simple remote and a customized on screen user interface.   This abundance of functionality in one solution lets us offer an expanded level of service while lowering the cost and complexity of household access.""The ARRIS Whole Home Solution is a disruptive technology solution that will accelerate the transition of content delivery to an all-IP paradigm," said ARRIS Broadband Communication Systems President Bruce McClelland.  "We are very happy to be working with BendBroadband, our first announced Media Gateway and Media Player customer on this innovative approach to charting a new direction in personalized customer experience."For more information, please visit: www.arrisi.com/get/ipvideo/About BendBroadband BendBroadband is a family-owned, Oregon-based company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, cable and telephone services for commercial and residential customers. Central Oregon facilities include over a thousand miles of fiber and coax infrastructure along with metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services serving the business community. BendBroadband offers multiple phone and high-speed Internet options with speeds up to 60 Mps. BendBroadband operates one of the fastest wireless broadband networks in the nation, which covers an expanded Central Oregon footprint along with outdoor Wi-Fi. The company was among the first to be 100% digital and offers Video on Demand, digital video recorders, HDTV (with more than 100 HD channels) and a choice of interactive program guides. About ARRISARRIS 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.SOURCE ARRISFor further information: Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327, alex.swan@arrisi.com