With the acquisition of Motorola Mobility, ARRIS is now in a position to be a bigger player in the network, broadband and TV market. They are at this year’s Expo Canitec in Mexico to showcase some of their solutions for service providers backend systems and client devices. ARRIS's extended portfolio of solutions addresses the challenges of serving today’s digital homes.
When Google announced that they were acquiring Motorola Home, I thought they would use it as a vehicle into the connected home market. They then launched the [email protected] initiative which I think would further cement their position. I held that opinion until last month when they said they have sold Motorola Home to ARRIS for $2.35 Billion in cash and stock.
Motorola's EDGE Manager has become Time Warner Cable (TWC) chosen platform for device management. The solution will allow TWC to access its subscribers devices and provide services such as software update and troubleshoot problems. Time Warner Cable will be able to see these devices operating in real-time so that they can identify and address issues before they become a problem.
Motorola has release the findings from its 2011 ‘Motorola Mobility Media Engagement Barometer’ study. They found that new digital home solutions such as cloud services, social and mobile TV are changing the way we see our home appliances. Also consumer wants more content and connection. They also found that the new connected services have created additional revenue streams for service providers.
Motorola was at this year’s SCTE Show in Atlanta to discuss and show their roadmap for the connected home. They talked about DreamGallery, an operator’s SDK (Software Development Kit) and how they are working with Shaw Communications to develop a new guide experience for Shaw’s customers based on DreamGallery. Motorola Mobility also launched the Motorola APX3000, a high density Universal Edge QAM and said they have updated some operator infrastructure systems.
The connected home has become the new technology battle ground for the electronics and software giants; with a market stand to worth tens of billons of dollars, we are on the verge of a feeding frenzy. Today Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to become one of the biggest player in the connected home market. Bear in mind that it was just two months ago that Google abandon plans to continue to offer its PowerMeter service come 16 September this year. See why this acquisition is more than mobile phone and what is next?
After a successful collaboration with Verizon to implement a home monitoring and control service, Motorola said they are teaming up with Honeywell security to offer a connected home security solution to service providers. Motorola is inviting cable and telecom service providers to top into this new revenue stream; by allowing customer more than the usual telephone, broadband and television service.
Guided by our changing lifestyle, Motorola has launch the ‘Motorola Televation’, a new video streaming device that allows us to watch video content from anywhere in our home. As a form of media shifting, Motorola said the Televation will work with our Wi-Fi router to stream digital content to other IP connected devices in the home, such as an Apple iOS and Android based device. The new device is supported by a development kit to encourage content provider to develop new solutions.
Parks Associates today welcomes David Grubb III, Vice President, Architecture & Strategy, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility, as the opening keynote for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase on June 28 at 4:20 p.m. The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Motorola Mobility, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 4Home, Inc., a developer of a patented and award-winning software and services platform that bridges the gap between the consumer and the devices that deliver services and information in today's connected home. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of the year.