Arris and NDS converge gateway solutions

Arris and NDS are developing a new solution based on the former’s Media Gateway and the latter’s middleware, DRM and user interface.

The companies said the collaboration would offer service providers greater choice and customisation in the way they deliver whole home triple-play media experiences to subscribers.

The solution integrates the Arris Media Gateway and Media Player with NDS’ MediaHighway middleware, VideoGuard Connect DRM and the NDS Snowflake user interface. It is being developed in collaboration with several North American cable operators.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with NDS and expand the market reach of the Arris Media Gateway,” said Bruce McClelland, Arris group president, products and services. “Working together demonstrates our companies’ flexibility and commitment to using innovative approaches to deliver cable’s long-awaited whole home solution.”

“Today’s marketplace demands that cable operators deliver the most robust content package in an elegant and exciting user experience,” said Jesper Knutsson, NDS vice-president and general manager sales, NDS Americas. “The NDS and Arris software and hardware components of this joint solution come together behind the award-winning NDS Snowflake user interface to deliver seamless and mesmerising whole home experiences for our customers’ subscribers.”

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