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ARRIS Expands MoCA Home Networking Test Equipment Portfolio with New Spirent Distribution Agreement

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ARRIS Expands MoCA Home Networking Test Equipment Portfolio with New Spirent Distribution Agreement08:00 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011SUWANEE, Ga., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) today announced the expansion of its broadband portfolio of advanced test equipment with the introduction of Spirent's unique Tech-X Flex home analyzer, a versatile, hand-held MoCA-certified tester for cable service providers deploying Whole Home Solutions. The agreement is a result of the execution of a Gold Level Distribution Contract between ARRIS and Spirent under a Strategic Partnership Program (SPP)."We are pleased to enter this relationship with Spirent Communications, which will enable us to offer more support products for the ARRIS Whole Home Solution portfolio," said ARRIS VP, Product Line Management, Supplies Division Kerry Lee. "The Spirent Tech-X Flex is a proven and advanced test and measurement product to ensure high quality installations at the home.""ARRIS has a unique solution mix that enables the latest in-home networking and IP-based technologies to deliver whole home entertainment solutions," stated John Cunningham, VP of Service Assurance at Spirent.  "With testing for MoCA, CATV, DOCSIS 3.0, IPTV, WiFi, and high-speed data services in a single product, Spirent's Tech-X Flex complements their approach to deliver a total solution to service providers.  We look forward to working with ARRIS to offer Tech-X Flex to service providers nationwide."The SPIRENT Tech-X Flex offers cost saving benefits as it eliminates the need to buy extra test sets by including multiple features in one hand-held package.  On screen scripts prompt field techs, so they can conduct the right tests at the right time.  The Tech-X Flex is designed for easy integration with back office platforms and includes a number of upgrade options.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. About Spirent Communications Spirent Communications, Inc is a global leader in test and measurement inspiring innovation within development labs, communication networks and IT organizations. Corporate HQ is in Calabasas, CA with regional offices across the globe.   Spirent Communications enables today's communication ecosystem as well as tomorrow's emerging enterprises to deploy life enriching communications networks, devices, services and applications.  The Spirent Tech-X Flex is an extremely strong test solution for all telco and cable providers, enabling qualification of the service and troubleshooting of transport and service related issues within the consumer's home and in the outside cable plant.  More information on this and other Spirent solutions can be found at www.spirent.comSOURCE ARRISFor further information: Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327, alex.swan@arrisi.com