“We are very focused on enabling cable operators to generate maximum revenue and performance from their networks,” said Bob Van Orden, vice president, product strategy and management at Scientific-Atlanta. “We wanted to be sure that the hard drives in the Explorer 8000 set-tops would deliver the performance and reliability that our customers have come to expect from Scientific-Atlanta products.”
“Personal video recorders and STB/PVR combinations are one of the most exciting new category of consumer electronics products to hit the market. According to IDC, integrated and standalone PVRs are expected to reside in approximately one of four U.S. households by 2006,” stated Danielle Levitas, director of consumer devices and interactive services at IDC. Hard drive based consumer products are at the heart of the fastest growing group of new consumer products since the introduction of the DVD player.
“Scientific-Atlanta is a leader in equipment for the cable industry,” said Tex Schenkkan, senior vice president, consumer electronics and business development at Maxtor. “Combined with Maxtor’s leadership in hard disk drives for consumer applications, the reputation of MaxLabs integration services, and the strong development relationship between our companies, the customer gets the highest value and quality in this first ever cable PVR combo offering,” noted Schenkkan. “Maxtor’s consumer manufacturing, marketing and engineering experience enable us to help bring such innovative products to market.”