Just because Arris found limited success with its Moxi DVR in the consumer space, that doesn't mean it won't continue to seek success providing hardware to cable companies. Ultra TV is what the number 15 TV provider (432k subscribers) in the US, WOW!, will be calling the 6 tuner, 500GB multi-room DVR, with MoCA, VOIP and WiFi -- a deal that seems to be a bit better than the one TiVo offers for the number 16 provider in the US, RCN. The Moxi user interface in the video below looks like the Moxi we know, but we assume the DVR gateway and players will resemble the Shaw counterparts rather than the retail ones. A comment on the WOW Buzz blog indicates that a gateway and two players will set you back $25 a month, while another indicates that installs are already being scheduled.
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WOW! Launches ARRIS Whole Home Solution SUWANEE, Ga., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced today that top 20 cable provider WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone has launched the ARRIS Whole Home Solution, which consists of the Moxi® Gateway, a multi-services platform providing integrated multimedia entertainment to the entire home, and Moxi Players, which connect to each television to enable individual service delivery.
The service will be marketed as WOW! ULTRA TV. It will use the Moxi User Interface branded for WOW! and will offer the full functionality of the ARRIS Whole Home Solution, including 6 tuner HD DVR, DOCSIS® 3.0 data service, VoIP, media sharing ability, MoCA connectivity and optional in-home WiFi routing.
"As we continue to innovate our products and services to meet customers' changing needs, we look for technology collaborators that can bring expertise and flexible solutions to fit our unique architectural, financial and customer goals. We are pleased to have found such a relationship in ARRIS and look forward to delighting our customers with our new WOW! ULTRA TV," said Cash Hagen, Chief Technology Officer at WOW!.
"We're very pleased to help WOW! offer its customers a unique, new whole home multimedia entertainment system," said Debbie Stackis, ARRIS VP & GM, Video CPE. "Our strategic investment in the Moxi solution is bearing fruit as more and more cable service providers deploy the platform across North America."