ARRIS Announces DVB Video Transcoding Support for International Markets

SUWANEE, Ga. - ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) announced today that Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) functionality will be available in April in the VIPr(TM) video transcoding platform. The transition from analog to digital continues to accelerate, expanding the addressable market for DVB-capable devices. DVB is the technical set of standards required for the delivery of digital television and data services to customers in over 100 countries, including Europe, Russia, most of the Middle East and Africa, India and Australia.

"Integrating DVB video support into the VIPr family is a critical milestone towards meeting video requirements in many markets around the world," said Bill Hogan, Vice President, Advanced Video Products Product Line Management. "Combining these new solutions into a proven platform further expands our ability to bring international customers an integrated, reliable and scalable transcoding solution set, which can result in significant gains in bandwidth efficiency and system reliability."

ARRIS VIPr dual-pass encoding solutions are extremely flexible, supporting High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) transcoding or recoding in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats, including SD and HD multiplexing, high density MPEG-2 intelligent recoding, MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 transcoding, Constant Bit Rate (CBR), for switched video applications, and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) Statistical Multiplexing. The VIPr's advanced encoding algorithms utilize original MPEG compression parameters - a feature unique to the ARRIS solution - to deliver optimal quality during video transcoding or recoding. Additionally, the VIPr's advanced audio dial normalization feature can reduce subscriber irritation with audio disparity between program and advertising levels.

The VIPr Transcode and Ad Splice system is part of a family of encoding solutions from ARRIS that includes the Encore, Quartet and HEMi. For more information on these products, please visit:


ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting 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



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