ARRIS International plc (ARRS - Free Report) recently announced that two of its products will power the next-generation satellite distribution network of HBO Latin America to facilitate the smooth transfer of video content across the latter’s cable network in the region. These include the ARRIS DSR-7412 transcoder, which enables transcoding to make the digital file viewable on different playback devices, and DSR-4470 receiver decoder that helps to capture and convert digital data transmitted from a radio-frequency signal.
The DSR-7412 transcoder is engineered for cost-effective ultra high density transcoding and comes equipped with industry standard output interfaces to enable seamless connections. It is fully compatible with the latest satellite distribution networks and offers high flexibility with four active RF tuners that simplify satellite network design and permits trouble-free network modifications.
With processing power for up to 12 services in both SD and HD formats, this transcoder will enable HBO Latin America to efficiently deliver services through its existing QAM networks. The multi-tuner capability will further offer HBO Latin America the flexibility in service selection across networks by leveraging its ability to simultaneously receive and process up to four input satellite transponder multiplexes.
The DSR-4470 receiver/decoder incorporates the latest HEVC decoder technology with additional support for MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 video decoding. It delivers outstanding video and audio performance as well as transport stream and composite video outputs through advanced modulation support. The DSR-4470 decoder will complement the DSR-7412 transcoder for superior customer experience.
ARRIS is transforming the entertainment experience through a holistic approach to content delivery, leveraging its expertise in cloud, network and home, to help providers anticipate demand for more personalized, relevant and mobile experiences.
Over the years, the company has collaborated with its global customers to transform their entire delivery chain from content creation to consumption. The optical portfolio enables service providers to improve their networks by bringing fiber closer to subscribers for increased network speeds. On the other hand, the video portfolio offers a variety of pathways for delivering services through a combination of network-based video transcoding, packaging, storage and compression technologies required to deliver new IP video formats and home gateways to connected devices inside and outside the home.
Despite the efforts, ARRIS has recorded an average decline of 4.9% in the past year while the industry has gained 7.7%. Nevertheless, we remain impressed with the inherent growth potential of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock.
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