IBC: 2014 ARRIS previews UltraHD, HEVC STBs and encoders
| 11 September 2014
Broadcast technology supplier ARRIS has unveiled its latest suite of encoding and set-top boxes designed to address the video needs of the modern home increasingly streaming HD, and soon UltraHD.

The company says that its latest HEVC, UltraHD and wireless technology devices arrive in four small, minimalist enclosures and are designed to encapsulate the evolution of its set-top design. The devices are based on ARRIS's open IPTV platform KreaTV and are designed to support a variety of software applications. They feature HEVC decode capability and 802.11ac Wi-Fi in what are described as "elegant new form factors" to deliver the future of entertainment.

"Our new lines of HEVC set-tops showcase our vision for the future of set-top design," explained ARRIS CPE business president Larry Robinson. "We took inspiration from today's consumers, who value personalised and immersive connected experiences. The technology in these devices deliver that and more, featuring HEVC decode for Ultra HD video and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi to bring that experience to the growing assortment of connected devices."

Complementing the range of routers and STBs will be a new line of advanced video compression solutions which are claimed to provide the highest transcoding density for UltraHD and new content experiences. The new uplink/headend encoders/transcoders and downlink decoder/transcoders are engineered to enable service providers to deliver tomorrow's advanced content experiences from end-to-end, maximising bandwidth and ensuring the high-quality video.