Arris sells DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver to HBO, announces new line of Surfboard products

LAS VEGAS — Announcing an array of new products and deals at this week's NAB show, Arris said it has reached a deal with HBO to provide its DSR-7400 transcoder satellite receiver. 

It's another key win for the leading vendor, as it looks to diversify its business away from the consolidating pay-TV industry.

The DSR-7400 supports optimization of HBO's current MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 distribution platforms, and helps prepare the programmer for future content distribution with HEVC compression and DVB-S2X advanced modulation technologies. 

Also at NAB, Arris announced a new line of Surfboard routers and extenders. Enabled with the company's trademarked "RipCurrent" technology, the product line is designed for what Arris calls the "next-generation" Wi-Fi home, which is equipped with many more devices accessing the network. 

"Our vision with RipCurrent technology is to give you the Wi-Fi you've always wanted — a super-fast connection that's available anywhere in the house, sets up quickly, and works every time," said Bob Swanson, VP of retail sales for Arris, in a statement. "The reality is that everyone's home is different, making it hard for any one router to provide a fast connection in every corner of every house. RipCurrent technology is the solution: just start with one of our leading routers and add extenders where you need them. Our intelligent software and app takes care of the rest — so now you get streaming video that doesn't buffer, games that don't lag, a home free of dead zones, and Wi-Fi that just works."

Finally, back in the realm of B2B announcements, Arris said that media services giant Vubiqiuty is using its SecureMedia content protection system to pre-encrypt its vast video portfolio. 

For more:
- read this Arris press release on the HBO deal
- read this Arris press release on the Ubiquity deal
- read this Arris press release on the new family of SurfBoard routers and extenders

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