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Arris expands DOCSIS 3.1 range

Arris touchstone docsis 3.1Cable technology provider Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 high-speed broadband devices and has launched a partner development programme to open up its Touchstone platform to software development partners. 

Arris has expanded its range of DOCSIS 3.1 modems, broadband gateways, and telephony gateways with the addition of three new devcies.

The Arris TG3442 supports Gigabit broadband speeds and whole-home video over WiFi, while the TG3452 telephony gateway supports faster speeds and carrier-grade video over WiFi, according to Arris. The TG3462 telephony gateway, meanwhile, includes multiple Internet of Things radios and 8×8 WiFi.

Arris says that its DOCSIS 3.1 devices support video-overWiFi with Quality of Service features, a dedicated video SSID and dyanamic and adaptive airtime management capability.

Arris is also launching the Touchstone Development Partner Programme, which it says is an initiative designed to recognize the broadband gateway’s paramount importance as a hub of the connected home. The programme opens up the Touchstone platform to software development partners, and Arris said it is working with companies including embedUR Systems and SamKnows to provide access to an application framework with a growing set of APIs across platform aned service layers.

Arris will also provide services for testing, certifying, and deploying applications in service provider networks.

Arris has been a strong supporter of RDK-B the extension of the common cable set-top platform designed to accelerate the development of broadband gateways.

“ARRIS was a pioneer in DOCSIS technology, and we’ve continually built upon that legacy. Today, we deliver one of the broadest ranges of devices, addressing the diverse needs of service providers worldwide. The TG3442 adds to our leading portfolio of gateway devices, which are becoming important hubs of the connected home. And combined with our new Touchstone Development Partner Program, our expanded DOCSIS portfolio is enabling the next generation of gigabit services and experiences,” said Larry Robinson, president, customer premises equipment at Arris.