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ARRIS and Conax to Demo DASH Repackaging and Multi-DRM Encryption at NAB

Conax will host a joint demonstration of ARRIS Spectrum SDC software and Conax multi-DRM in delivering next generation IP video


ARRIS Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) and Conax today announced they will be demonstrating the joint capabilities of ARRIS’s DASH repackaging and Conax’s multi-DRM encryption at the annual NAB Show on April 13-16 in Las Vegas.

The demo will highlight a successful IP video delivery implementation for one of ARRIS’s principal customers in the Caribbean using ARRIS’s Spectrum SDC software . It features a collaboration with UXP Systems,and Conax—a leader in total service protection for digital TV and entertainment services—and represents the first production deployment of DASH using this ABR format. Attendees will be able to view the joint demo at Conax’s booth SU8517.

ARRIS’s Spectrum SDC enables service providers to reduce storage and delivery costs by removing the need to encode, encrypt and store each file in multiple formats. The demo will showcase how the solutions enable service providers to monitor and control each IP video stream, enabling increased per-session quality and security management through integration with Conax’s DRM technology and UXP Systems’ unified IPTV access. By implementing this repackaging solution, providers will benefit from enhanced support for Smooth Streaming-to-DASH, using common encryption format.

“ARRIS is collaborating with its customers around the world to invent the future of entertainment,” said Brian Collie, Vice President, Video Content Delivery at ARRIS. “We are pioneering those initiatives through software like Spectrum SDC. It’s setting a new standard for DASH repackaging that’s enabling service provider partners to realize new cost savings with IP video delivery and storage, while allowing its subscribers to enjoy seamless entertainment across multiple devices.”
“Supporting multiple DRM technologies is essential to reach all required devices for a TV everywhere service. Conax Contego supports PlayReady, Widevine, NAGRA PRM and Conax OTT Access, with Common Encryption (CENC) for a simplified and cost-effective workflow. We are excited to work with key industry players like ARRIS and UXP Systems to showcase how operators can benefit from this innovative DASH implementation software,” said Tom Jahr, EVP Products & Marketing, Conax. “The combination of our offerings will enhance the overall user experience, ultimately offering consumers greater support and flexibility for both IP devices and video services.”

For a deeper look into ARRIS’s offerings at NAB, please visit the ARRIS booth: SU7121.

About Conax
A part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), Conax is a leading global specialist around the total service protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Conax provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial and broadband operations with the innovative, flagship Conax Contego™ family of flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely and enable operators with easy access to the OTT multiscreen arena. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified Conax technology enables secure content revenues for 400 operators in 85 countries globally. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

ARRIS is a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. We have continually worked with our customers to transform the experience of entertainment and communications for millions of people around the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our history: We created digital TV, delivered the first wireless broadband gateway and are pioneering the standards and pathways for tomorrow’s personalized, Ultra HD, multiscreen, and cloud services. We are dedicated to meeting today’s challenges and preparing for the tasks the future holds. Collaborating with our customers, ARRIS will continue to solve the most pressing challenges of 21st century communications. Together, we are inventing the future. For more information:

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