BES EXPO 2014 EXHIBITOR PREVIEW

Date: 17/12/2013
BES EXPO 2014 EXHIBITOR PREVIEW
Harmonic -- Booth 91
 
The worldwide leader in video infrastructure, Harmonic Inc. provides powerful solutions that offer the performance, versatility, and reliability essential for the production and delivery of high-value video services in the multiscreen environment. 
 
At BES EXPO 2014, Harmonic will showcase recent enhancements to its market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server product line; the quality and efficiency improvements enabled by the Ellipse(R) 3000 contribution encoder; and new features and capabilities added to the award-winning ProMedia(R) family of multiscreen solutions. 
 
Key Products 
 
ProMedia(R) Multiscreen Preparation Solution With HEVC and 4K Ultra HD Support
ProMedia(R) is the industry's most complete multiscreen preparation solution and the market share leader in multiscreen software transcoding. New features for the ProMedia family of integrated software applications include support for HEVC encoding and the 4K Ultra HD video format; increased synergy with the Harmonic(R) MediaGrid shared storage system for the delivery of time-shifted TV services; and support for closed captioning, regional blackouts, and local ad insertion. 
 
By leveraging Harmonic's expertise in video compression, storage, and transport, broadcasters and service providers gain the ability to distribute Ultra HD services simply, reliably, and cost-effectively. The company's integrated approach makes it possible to stream Ultra HD VOD content over the Internet -- with hooks to digital rights management (DRM) and content management systems (CMS) -- and to quickly deploy a linear Ultra HD channel over existing DTH, cable, and telco networks. At the solution's heart are powerful Harmonic content-preparation systems, including the WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine, ProMedia Xpress high-performance transcoder, ProMedia Origin streaming video server, and MediaGrid shared storage system.
 
The latest enhancements to the product family arrive at a time when more broadcasters and service providers are looking to expand their portfolio with high-quality multiscreen services that scale and deliver amazing video. Harmonic customers now have the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency needed to accomplish this goal, drive new revenue streams, and improve the video experience.
 
Spectrum(TM) ChannelPort(TM) Integrated Channel Playout Module
The Spectrum(TM) ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout module features powerful new channel-in-a-box capabilities such as dual DVE functionality, dual live inputs, independent branding of simulcast channels, and support for external key/fill to enable more powerful graphics. The addition of AVC-Intra and ProRes format support enables exceptional codec flexibility, and new dynamic subtitle insertion allows for just-in-time playout of multilingual content. 
 
The Spectrum ChannelPort platform speeds the cost-effective deployment of new SD and HD television channels by integrating branding and master control switching with clip playback on the industry's most trusted media server platform. Fully compatible with Spectrum MediaCenter(TM) and MediaDeck(TM) 7000 servers, ChannelPort fits seamlessly into existing production and playout infrastructures, reducing complexity and cutting the time it takes to launch new services.
 
Ellipse(R) 3000 Contribution Encoder
At BES EXPO 2014, Harmonic will showcase the Ellipse(R) 3000 contribution encoder, which leverages Harmonic's industry-leading compression expertise and a flexible system architecture to bring new levels of video quality and workflow efficiency to broadcast contribution applications. Multiformat, multicodec versatility, low latency, and an optional integrated modulator make this all-new compression platform ideal for both digital satellite newsgathering and fixed contribution. A compact footprint and plug-and-play deployment deliver the additional benefit of low cost of ownership. 
 
The Ellipse 3000 supports all SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC codecs at 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 8- or 10-bit subsampling. Fully firmware upgradeable, the encoders offer a smooth and cost-effective migration path from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 8-bit to AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit compression schemes, making them among the most versatile contribution encoders available.
 
Company Overview:
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com. 
 
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