Arris signs deal to integrate Espial software into global product line

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Arris has signed an agreement to integrate and resell software from streaming video specialist Espial.

Under the deal, Arris will integrate Espial software into its IP-video solutions, selling them to new and existing customers, a number of them pay-TV operators. 

The Espial products that will be integrated include G4 STB Client software and UX, Espial’s Media Service Platform Cloud back-up tool and its G4 HTML5 UX (which includes ActiveVideo applications for legacy set-tops). 

The companies will jointly market Arris products with the Espial integrations. 

“Our combined solutions will seamlessly integrate IP and linear video, enabling service providers to easily deliver the next generation of personalized and connected entertainment,” said Bruce McClelland, Arris president and CEO, in a statement. 

The software integration deal follows an agreement signed in June, in which Atlanta-based Arris sold its Whole Home Solutions (WHS) unit to Espial. 

Espial, a longtime collaborator with Arris, acquired WHS's client and server products, as well as an operations team based in Kirkland, Washington and several network operations and cloud data centers. 

Arris has sold WHS to MSO clients including WideOpenWest, Shaw Communications and Buckeye Cable System. The unit developed out of Arris's $20 million purchase of Paul Allen's Diego set-top business back in 2009.

For more:
- read this Espial press release
- read this Telecom Paper story

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