11/15/2004 - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] announced that ARRIS (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global communications technology leader in the development of advanced cable telephony solutions, has selected TI as its primary supplier of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) silicon and software for DOCSIS® and Euro-DOCSIS based voice-enabled cable modems. TI will continue to supply technology for ARRIS´ data cable modems.
As the voice over broadband marketplace continues to grow, TI and ARRIS expect their collaboration on next-generation products to continue to enhance the features and functionality of voice over cable (VoCable) platforms. To date, the companies have collaborated on ARRIS' complete and extensive voice over cable product line offering, comprised of seven individual cable modem products that are shipping to cable operators worldwide including Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and UPC. The companies' collaboration extends to TI's recently announced Puma IV architecture, which will allow cable operators to develop and bundle new services as well as enable technologies such as convergence of mobile wireless and broadband.
"TI technology has provided ARRIS with the foundation for delivering industry leading VoIP CPE products," said Jim Lakin, president of ARRIS Broadband. "Working closely with TI has enabled ARRIS to take the lead in not only certifying products at CableLabs and tComlabs but also in qualifying products with multiple service operators (MSOs) around the globe."
The ARRIS TouchstoneTM family of voice-enabled products showcases a full suite of voice features including robust software, low power, echo cancellation, voice packet playout software, tone processing, multiple low bit rate voice codecs for bandwidth reduction and Session Initiated Protocol (SIP).
"ARRIS has been a strategic partner, collaborating with TI on defining the future requirements which will drive VoCable penetration," said Brett Butler, general manager of TI's cable broadband communications group. "Close collaboration with ARRIS helped set our current and next generation VoCable architecture and ensures that it will meet and exceed the needs of developers and operators."
TI has shipped 2 million lines of VoCable to date and is now the leading supplier of software and silicon for VoCable.
ARRIS provides broadband local access networks with innovative high-speed data and telephony systems for the delivery of voice, video and data to the home and business. ARRIS complete solutions enhance the reliability and value of converged services from the network to the subscriber. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has design, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, service and sales office locations throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com
Texas Instruments Broadband Solutions
For OEMs developing broadband communications solutions, TI´s advanced signal processing-based silicon and software platforms deliver the optimal performance, lower power consumption, and system-level integration required to rapidly deploy differentiated next-generation products for cable modems, digital subscriber line (xDSL) modems, integrated access devices (IADs), VoIP gateways, carrier infrastructure, and home and office wireless networking. See www.ti.com/broadband.
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