ARRIS To Act as Agent for Amedia’s QoStream-TM- Products

ARRIS To Act as Agent for Amedia’s QoStream-TM- Products

Amedia Products Pass Lab Testing Performed By ARRIS and Noted as ‘Ideal Platform for Delivering High Definition / Triple Play Services’


Suwanee, GA. & Holmdel, NJ–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2005–ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global provider of next generation high-speed data, video and telephony systems and equipment, and Amedia Networks, Inc. (OTC BB: AANI), a provider of Ethernet ultra-broadband solutions for the Triple Play Access Market, today jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement under which ARRIS and Amedia will develop joint technical and commercial initiatives, and in which ARRIS will globally market Amedia’s QoStream product family as an integral component of their Ethernet optical access network product offering.

“After testing Amedia’s Premises Gateway products in our labs, we found them to be as advertised – a great match for what many operators are asking for – particularly those in international markets,” stated Kevin Neely, Product Manager of Next Generation Access Networks for ARRIS. “Consequently, we are very enthusiastic about adding Amedia’s pure Ethernet, 100 Mbps gateways to our portfolio of Ethernet-based optical access network products for the delivery of higher bandwidths and triple play services.”

With Amedia’s QoStream Premises Gateway, carriers can offer highly economical and feature rich Voice over IP (VoIP) services to their subscribers without any need for those subscribers to change their existing telephone sets. In addition to VoIP and multiple Ethernet ports, an optional 802.11 WiFi access point is available. Traffic can be allocated in 1 Mbps blocks up to 100 Mbps, and assigned to multiple VLANs – each with multiple classes of service to enable a virtually unlimited number of quality of service (QoS) options. The 100 Mbps and the QoS capabilities define the QoStream Premises Gateway as an ideal vehicle for delivering HDTV, bandwidth intensive IP Video services.The Gateway is available in both an indoor and a truly hardened outdoor version, and is compliant with the requirements of the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet standard.

ARRIS is a highly successful vendor in the area of broadband access, and a true pioneer helping to advance the entire field of broadband communications,” added Bill Zakowski, Vice President of Business Development. “We are delighted to be working with this industry leader and are confident that they will play a substantial role in the rapid market adoption of our innovative Ethernet solutions.”

About ARRIS Group

ARRIS provides broadband local access networks with innovative high-speed data and telephony systems for the delivery of voice, video and data to the home and business. ARRIS complete solutions enhance the reliability and value of converged services from the network to the subscriber. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has design, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, service and sales office locations throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

About Amedia Networks

Amedia designs, develops, and implements Ethernet solutions for the ultra-broadband access market. These secure and flexible solutions are used by network operators deploying Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and/or Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN) infrastructures to offer their residential and business subscribers high-speed data, video, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in a highly cost effective manner. For more information about Amedia Networks please visit

This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. A number of factors could cause Amedia’s actual results to differ from anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements. Such factors are addressed in Amedia’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at Amedia assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.



ARRIS Media Relations

Alex Swan, 678-473-8327


Amedia – Media Contact:

Interprose Public Relations

Melissa Power, 401-454-1314


Amedia – Investor Contacts:

Elite Financial Communications Group, LLC

Dodi Handy, 407-585-1080

ARRIS To Act as Agent for Amedia’s QoStream-TM- Products