Arris has announced the launch of its Whole Home Solution Media Gateway. The company best known for its DOCSIS-based range is positioning the product as a cheaper alternative to cable set-top boxes, E-MTAs, cable modems and wireless Wi-Fi routers.
The solution comprises a centralised gateway providing multimedia services including broadcast video, video on demand, DOCSIS 3.0 high-speed data, VoIP, as well as Internet over-the-top and media sharing of user-generated content. The ARRIS Media Gateway includes a 6-tuner, multiroom 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.
In the US market, where Arris has secured its first deal with Oregon-based MSO BendBroadband, there is also conditional access integration with the CableCARD. Use of the Arris ConvergeMedia Management System means the product can be used to serve on demand content to standard set-tops.