Arris has indicated a significant change in the development of set-top boxes and operators’ in home equipment, one that is having a short term effect on sales.
UPDATED. A long running patent dispute between TiVo and Motorola (now owned by Google and Arris), Cisco and Time Warner Cable concerning recording technology has been resolved.
Judge James Robart of the US district court of Seattle has ruled what is a reasonable rate for Motorola Mobility’s patents.
Motorola Home is to be sold to Arris in a $2.35 billion (€1.92bn) deal. The share transaction – the purchase of 100% of General Instrument stock held by current owners Google – includes around 2,000 granted and pending patents as well as provisions against potential litigation that includes action by TiVo.
At the Cable Show in Boston Motorola Mobility is showcasing DreamGallery that will be launching in North American homes later this year.
Steve McCaffery, vice president and general manager, Home business EMEA, Motorola Mobility, tells Julian Clover how the traditional set-top is moving both to a simple device and its emergence as a gateway that can deliver content across the home to individual tablets.
Motorola Mobility has just released the latest version of its open operating system for IP set-tops – Motorola KreaTV, version 4.4.
TiVo has answered a patent infringement suit brought against it by Motorola with a counterclaim of its own.
Set-top box shipments in Motorola Mobility’s Home segment increased by 6% year-on-year, despite a 3% fall in the fourth quarter.
Altibox is planning to extend its video services across the home. The Norwegian IPTV operator plans to rollout the Motorola Mobility IPTV VAP2400 wireless video bridge.