part of CommScope)
and TDS Telecom
(TDS®) today announced plans to deploy an Android TV™ set-top solution for the TDS Cloud TV Platform called TDS TV+. TDS
plans to launch the cloud-based, IP video delivery solution later this year,
beginning in its cable footprint in central Oregon. The solution addresses consumer
demand for a simple, efficient, and easy-to-use video solution.
TDS TV+ is powered by Android TV™ and features more than 260 linear
channels (including 100+ in HD), on-demand content, pay-per-view programming,
and on-the-go viewing options with TDS TV Everywhere.
CLICK TO TWEET: ARRIS plans to deploy an Android TV set-top solution for the TDS Telecom Cloud TV Platform.
“We turned to ARRIS because we needed a more efficient platform for IP
video delivery that combined both managed and un-managed video delivery options.
The new platform enables TDS to customize the user experience for different
customer segments,” said Ken Paker, senior vice president, Information and Network
Technologies and CTO at TDS. “By combining ARRIS’s industry-leading technology,
services, and experience with Android TV’s user interface, designed around
content discovery and voice search, TDS can now provide customers with an
easy-to-use, application-based video experience.”
TDS will use ARRIS’s VIP6102W UHD IP set-top,
which offers seamless integration between the set-top, the Cloud TV
back-office, the TiVo® user interface, various third-party
applications like Netflix, and the voice-enabled remote control. ARRIS Professional
Services will support the deployment with a customized user experience,
integration into the TDS system, and a remote-control firmware upgrade
application. ARRIS’s cloud-based ECO Service Management will help TDS manage the device and provide exceptional
“This is a significant milestone for ARRIS as we deploy our first
Android set-top in North America with TDS,” said Larry Robinson, senior vice president and segment leader,
Customer Premises Equipment at CommScope. “This
suite of customized solutions showcases our portfolio’s unmatched versatility
and our range of expertise in serving the unique needs of our operator
customers as they deliver the future of TV.”
platform provides a stunning ultra-high definition 4K video viewing experience.
The compact device is Wi-Fi 5 enabled, which creates numerous installation
options for consumers or technicians. In addition to being Android TV
certified, the platform can also be configured with RDK 3.0 and ARRIS KreaTV
software, which provide additional user interface options.
TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed
internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and
metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million
connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the
United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies,
TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based
TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also
offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet
service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.
About ARRIS Professional Services
ARRIS Professional Services help customers plan, design,
implement and operate their networks and business processes. Services include
installation of network elements; operational, technology and strategic
consulting; staff augmentation; strategic outsourcing; and defining and
integrating complex, multi-vendor solutions.
(NASDAQ: COMM) and the recently acquired ARRIS and Ruckus Networks are
redefining tomorrow by shaping the future of wired and wireless communications.
Our combined global team of employees, innovators and technologists have
empowered customers in all regions of the world to anticipate what’s next and
push the boundaries of what’s possible. Discover more at www.commscope.com.
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