It’s the first deployment by the CommScope company of an Android TV set-top. The VIP6102W UHD IP set-top includes a TiVo user interface, third-party integrations including Netflix, and a voice-enabled remote control.
TDS plans to launch the cloud-based, IP video delivery solution later this year, beginning in its cable footprint in central Oregon. The solution addresses consumer demand for a simple, efficient, and easy-to-use video solution.
“We turned to ARRIS because we needed a more efficient platform for IP video delivery that combined both managed and un-managed video delivery options. The new platform enables TDS to customize the user experience for different customer segments,” said Ken Paker, senior vice president, Information and Network Technologies and CTO, TDS
ARRIS Professional Services will support the deployment with a customized user experience, integration into the TDS system, and a remote-control firmware upgrade application. ARRIS’s cloud-based ECO Service Management will help TDS manage the device and provide exceptional customer service.
“This is a significant milestone for ARRIS as we deploy our first Android set-top in North America with TDS,” said Larry Robinson, senior vice president and segment leader, Customer Premises Equipment at CommScope. “This suite of customized solutions showcases our portfolio’s unmatched versatility and our range of expertise in serving the unique needs of our operator customers as they deliver the future of TV.”
In addition to being Android TV certified, the 4K platform can also be configured with RDK 3.0 and ARRIS KreaTV software, which provide additional user interface options.