SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced in-service availability of Release 8.1 software for its global industry-leading CMTS, further enhancing performance and value for the installed base of C4 CMTS and C4c™ CMTS products. The C4 CMTS has been shipping in volume for over ten years, making it one of the industry's most successful CMTS platforms. C4 CMTS customers have come to rely on its availability, performance, density, and cost-effectiveness and can expect more of the same with Release 8.1. Release 8.1, in conjunction with the installation of a System Control Module 3 (SCM), delivers improved performance for control plane-related tasks including IP Detail Record (IPDR), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Command Line Interface (CLI); increases in IPv6 route scaling; additional DSG feature support; and improved support for Lawful Intercept (LI) applications in Europe. These features further augment existing C4 CMTS trademark capabilities, such as hitless failover and high scaling of subscriber devices. "We are pleased to announce this next step in the continuing evolution and upgrade of the C4 CMTS platform," said ARRIS VP Product Management Todd Kessler. "We want our customers to be able to take advantage of its new functionality and features to offer their subscribers greater reliability and service. At the same time, we constantly strive to reduce their total cost of C4 CMTS ownership." To learn more about the C4 CMTS visit www.arrisi.com/get/c4. About ARRISARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Westborough, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com. SOURCE ARRIS Group, Inc.