ARRIS AND JAVELIN INNOVATIONS INK MARKETING AGREEMENT
FOR WIDEBAND HFC PRODUCTS
Technology Increases Coaxial Bandwidth Beyond 1GHz
Englewood, CO—October 20, 2010 — ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it has
signed a new marketing and distribution agreement with Javelin Innovations. Under the
agreement, ARRIS will become the exclusive channel to North American and Latin American
broadband markets for Javelin’s new line of Wideband HFC Taps and Line Passives. Javelin’s
technology increases bandwidth beyond 1GHz to incrementally increase capacity of existing
“ARRIS is pleased that our existing relationship has expanded to include Javelin’s new product
offerings,” said Bob Puccini, Vice President and General Manager, ARRIS Supplies Group.
“These new products can provide immediate performance benefits for MSOs, and equip their
networks for significant capacity upgrades in the future.”
The Javelin product line includes tap faceplate replacements that increase bandwidth capacity
to 1.8 GHz. Faceplate replacements provide operators with substantial increases in
performance, and can be installed into existing tap housings without service outages that
accompany complete tap replacements or plant rebuild projects.
“Javelin faceplate replacements provide MSOs with an immediate benefit by cleaning up
potential revenue-generating spectrum from 900 MHz to 1GHz, the frequency range where
signals of some legacy taps begin to fall off,” said Wayne H. Davis, CEO, Javelin Innovations.
“They also provide headroom up to 1.8 GHz that can be used for additional upstream capacity,
or more downstream capability in the event that future development of headend electronics
and plant actives follow the same path.”
Javelin also manufactures a complete tap assembly that passes signals from 5 MHz to 2.8 GHz,
almost triple the capacity of current devices. Ideal for new build applications, these products
create the most capacity possible from coaxial plant, for a small premium over traditional taps
and line passives.
“The 2.8 GHz products provide an economical solution for MSOs who are building new plant,
and want to be sure it will accommodate advances in technology that may enable these
bandwidth increases throughout the network,” Davis said.
ARRIS will begin shipping these Javelin products in the first quarter of 2011. Javelin taps and
line passives will be on display in ARRIS Booth #1053 at the SCTE CableTec Expo in New Orleans,
October 20-22, 2010.
For more information, please visit: www.arrisi.com/get/Taps
About Javelin Innovations
Javelin Innovations is an innovator in advanced HFC tap and passive technologies forming the
core of a new generation of Wideband HFC technologies that bring Gigabit Ethernet
performance to existing and new HFC networks worldwide. Javelin is based in Englewood,
Colorado with R&D in Tel Aviv, Israel. Javelin’s management team includes industry leaders
with decades of experience in both cable operations and innovations in advanced HFC
architecture. Javelin Innovations is privately held and funded by Goldman Sachs and Gilo
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 IP Video solutions, 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, GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Chicago, IL; Kirkland,
WA; State College, PA; Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; 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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