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ARRIS Empowers China Network Systems to Meet the Demands of Video Digitization

High-definition set-tops and middleware platform prepare CNS to efficiently deliver future services

BEIJING, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Network System Co., Ltd. (CNS), a leading multiple system operator in Taiwan serving more than one million cable television (CATV) subscribers, has announced its adoption of high-definition set-tops (HMC3000) and a middleware platform (KreaTV) from ARRIS Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: ARRS) through its subsidiary to streamline its transition to digital video.

CNS will use ARRIS digital video solutions to deploy two-way applications over its IP network and its digital TV service, bbTV. ARRIS is leading the industry-wide shift to video digitization, enabling service providers like CNS to conserve hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) bandwidth and support more added-value services over existing infrastructure--for future readiness at a cost savings.

ARRIS is also providing HFC solutions to CNS and is its sole supplier of DOCSIS3.0 cable modems (the SB6141) & gateways (the SBG6580). The SB6141 and SBG6580 provide the return path for the HMC3000 to enable two-way applications on KreaTV. 

"ARRIS is empowering CNS to address the industry's rapid shift to video digitization and the associated challenge of fierce competition," said Terry Lee, CEO of CNS. "ARRIS set-tops and middleware enable us to provide high-definition video at a cost-effective price and align our solutions with Taiwan's NCC regulations." 

"ARRIS is leading the global transition to all-digital and IP video delivery --giving customers like CNS a competitive advantage in delivering tomorrow's services on today's networks," said Tim Gropp, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, ARRIS.  "CNS benefits from our proven digital video portfolio and our global engineering footprint, which offers the company localized solutions and support as it scales to more services and subscribers."

CNS has deployed the following ARRIS products since August 2013:

  • ARRIS HMC3000 series set-top devices enable CNS to deliver HD content to subscribers and facilitate the migration of subscribers to all digital and IP-based services with little interruption or outward investment.
  • ARRIS KreaTV Application Platform provides a general software platform for fast application development and integration. It is pre-integrated with leading applications, conditional access systems, and video servers--offering open standards interfaces for browser or native application-level development, separating software and hardware for increased product lifetime.

About China Network System Co., Ltd. (CNS)
With more than 1 million of cable television (CATV) subscribers, MBK Partners is the major shareholder of Taiwan's most advanced Multiple System Operator (MSO): CNS, with operations in concentrated regions within northern and southern Taiwan. CNS's vision is to upgrade and transform Taiwan's cable television industry into a state-of-the-art fully digitalized and interactive media environment. It also devotes itself to development of value added services such as: broadband networking, cable phone, FTTx, etc, hence becoming the core player of the digital home.

System operators (SO) belonging to CNS provide around a hundred analogue channels, furthermore it also introduced digital interactive TV service during the end of 2002. Via customized Set Top Box (STB) design, subs were able to receive a whole new experience of digital multimedia content and service. In the future, CNS will import High Definition TV (HDTV), Pay Per View (PPV)/Video On Demand (VOD) and T-Commerce systems, hence elevating service provided to its million subscribers into a new digital interaction stage.

CNS Sub Company Ko Yin provides "Total bb" broadband service via its Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) Network, cable modem is installed into subs residences to enjoy fast and stable broadband service. With integration of Cable Phone and TV operations, it creates the advance service of "Triple Play".

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 across the world. The people of ARRIS are dedicated to the success of our customers, bringing a passion for invention that has fueled our 60-year 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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