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Arris picks Celeno’s Wi-Fi tech for its new D3 gateways

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 3:53pm
Mike Robuck

Arris has selected Celeno’s video-grade Wi-Fi technology for its new Intel Puma 6-based DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.

Celeno's dual-band CLR260 3 x 3 802.11n chip, powered by its OptimizAir and digital beamforming technology, maximizes range, throughput and signal consistency. It delivers the whole-home coverage, reliable throughput and high quality of service (QoS) required for a Wi-Fi user experience for Internet connectivity and HD video streaming throughout the home to multiple portable devices.

“Our intention is to bring to market a next-generation gateway product line with best-in-class Wi-Fi," said Derek Elder, general manager of the CPE business unit at Arris. "Celeno's dual-band video-grade Wi-Fi technology, combined with Arris’ superior RF design and leading routing firmware, delivers consistent throughput to every corner of the house, while enabling top quality of experience for services such as multiple virtual Wi-Fi networks, video streaming to tablets and other portable devices, hotspot applications, and more.”

Capable of bonding 16 and 24 downstream channels, Arris’ Touchstone wireless voice and data gateway family consists of the DG1660, DG1670 and DG2470 data gateways, as well as the TG1642, TG1662, TG1672 and TG2472 telephony gateways. All the gateways, with the exception of the TG1642, embed two CLR260 Wi-Fi chips to support simultaneous operation in the 2.4 GHz radio band, as well as in the wider and cleaner 5 GHz radio band. The DG1642 offers operation only in the 2.4 GHz radio band.

“In today's connected world, consumers expect to move seamlessly between screens and services," said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. "By integrating Celeno's Wi-Fi technology, Arris has designed the new gateways to enable advanced consumption habits of video over portable consumer electronics screens and devices and bring wireless home automation and home hotspot services, all while maintaining excellent quality of experience and wireless security."

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