Suwanee, GA and Westford, MA: March 2, 2009 — — ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) and Verivue, Inc. announced today that they have signed a global strategic agreement centered around Verivue's new MDX 9000 Series Media Distribution Switch. The relationship brings together market experience and technical innovation, offering operators unique advantages and reduced risk as they respond to the growth in video consumption.
Under the multi-year agreement, ARRIS will market and distribute the MDX 9000 Series as part of their ConvergeMedia family of products, a suite of media application and distribution platforms designed to help operators address the unique challenges of media service delivery. In addition, ARRIS' service organization will provide support for the Verivue portfolio, including network design, deployment and maintenance services to help speed the adoption of more efficient and profitable media delivery networks.
"The Verivue relationship is an example of the power of collaboration on behalf of our customers," said Bryant Isaacs President, Media and Communications Systems at ARRIS. "The combined strength of the ARRIS and Verivue portfolios will become a competitive advantage for both companies."
As a part of the agreement, the two companies will integrate their respective solutions to make them easier and faster for operators to deploy. As of result of this effort, the MDX 9000 Series will be fully compatible with ARRIS ConvergeMedia Application Platforms.
"A significant differentiator for our relationship is ARRIS' strength as a network integrator," said Jim Dolce, CEO of Verivue, Inc. "Together we will have a powerful capability to provide customers with innovative media delivery solutions along with a single point of contact for network design, deployment and maintenance services."
Headquartered in Westford, MA, Verivue, Inc. develops and markets high-performance IP platforms that enable network operators to distribute, deliver and manage enormous amounts of IP-based media traffic across a growing and diverse number of end devices. The Company offers solutions for Internet video, cable video and IPTV applications. Additional information about Verivue products and services can be found at www.verivue.com.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS products expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Atlanta; Chicago; State College, PA; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com
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