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Arris partners with Ruckus

March 22, 2011

Arris announced the expansion of its broadband wireless portfolio for cable service providers with a global Reseller agreement with wireless solutions provider Ruckus Wireless to market its Wi-Fi products.  The agreement calls for ARRIS to become a worldwide channel to market for the combined portfolio of indoor and outdoor wireless solutions.

“We are pleased to enter this relationship with Ruckus Wireless which will enable us to offer both indoor and outdoor wireless access solutions to the marketplace,” said ARRIS VP/GM, Supplies Division Bob Puccini.  “With this expanded portfolio we can now provide proven and robust wireless solutions to address the mobile wireless marketplace within the cable service provider space.”

“With the growing demand for wireless data services and broadband coverage, cable operators represent a significant new market opportunity for Wi-Fi, and ARRIS has long held a leadership position in this market,” said Bart Burstein, Vice President Product Management and Business Development for Ruckus.  “Our carrier-class Wi-Fi products and technology are the ideal complement to the existing ARRIS portfolio.  This combination is now backed by the highly regarded ARRIS sales and service organizations, with an unmatched experience in providing solutions to the global cable service provider market.”

The new ARRIS Wi-Fi portfolio brings several significant operational and cost benefits to customers, including adaptive Wi-Fi that automatically optimizes in noisy environments, extended signal range with more consistent performance over longer distances, and simplified configuration and installation.  These benefits are enabled through:

  • Adaptive Antenna technology, which increases signal strength and mitigates noise to improve throughput, decrease interruptions to video streaming, reduce latency and enhance connectivity in interference-laden environments.
  • SmartCast technology, which intelligently identifies and prioritizes multimedia transmissions at the access point.  Specialized schedulers automatically prioritize traffic into separate queues on a per client basis.  This ensures that packets are transmitted within their delay/jitter tolerance, resulting in significant improvements in the quality of video streaming.
  • SmartMesh technology, a self provisioning and self-healing non-line-of-sight mesh backhaul solution calculates the most efficient backhaul paths between access points, automatically configuring and provisioning the mesh network.

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