Arris introduced new gear to bolster its Moxi video interface in its battle for market share with TiVo among small- and mid-sized cable operators.
Arris' new DCX3635 gateway combines the Arris' Moxi interface with a device that includes six tuners with eight DOCSIS downstream channels, and 1 terabyte of DVR storage. The gateway also supports front-end RF, DOCSIS 3.0, MoCA 2.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The DCX3635 is designed to work with Arris' new IP815 wireless media player in whole-home system (WHS) environments.
"Today's consumers demand high-quality entertainment on their terms," said Debbie Stackis, senior VP and GM of consumer solutions at Arris. "Our Moxi whole home solution offers a feature-rich, personalized solution that integrates seamlessly with our media gateway and player to give operators a broader range of choices for delivering tomorrow's entertainment."
Arris just announced earlier this week a deal to deploy its Moxi whole home video system with TDS Telecommunications in the operator's 11-state footprint. Arris is competing with TiVo to supply Tier 2 and 3 operators with the kinds of advanced video delivery technology that smaller operators generally can't develop internally.
Indeed, TiVo continues to expand aggressively in this market. The company said it added 284,000 new subscriptions through MSOs in the second quarter. And at SCTE this week, TiVo showed off its new Bolt DVR, which replaces the company's Roamio product. Not only does the Bolt combine OTT platform access with a DVR that has 1 TB of storage, it is also 4K-capable.
- read this Arris press release
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