At Convergence India 2014, Harmonic Inc., the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will showcase an array of products that bring significant operational improvements to broadcast and multiscreen production and delivery, even as they aid users in enhancing the viewer experience.
The company will feature solutions that facilitate more efficient multiformat content production, more cost-effective distribution of content over any network, and better support of high-quality video delivery regardless of the display device.
ProView(TM) 7100 Integrated Receiver-Decoder, Transcoder, and Stream Processor
Harmonic's ProView(TM) 7100 is the industry's first 1-RU, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder, and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging the company's expertise in intelligent function integration, the ProView 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform, giving content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs, and telcos the ability to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs. For applications in which preserving pristine video quality is paramount, this solution also supports AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit decoding up to 1080p.
The ProView 7100 IRD harnesses a flexible and modular design to address the vast spectrum of content reception applications, from decoding, descrambling, and multiplexing of multiple transport streams to MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 transcoding. With an advanced and dense multichannel descrambler, the ProView 7100 simplifies the deployment of, or migration to, an all-IP headend solution and powers the launch of added-value services. The flexible hardware design is easily reconfigured with firmware upgrades, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as MPEG-4 AVC.
Electra(TM) 9200 Encoder
The latest evolution of Harmonic's market-leading Electra(TM) compression family, the Electra 9200 is a multichannel, multiservice encoder in a compact, energy-efficient 1-RU chassis. Part of a complete video headend solution, the encoder supports main and secondary SD or HD channels of constant bit rate or variable bit-rate video using either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC encoding. It offers high bandwidth efficiency and channel density -- up to four audio/video input processing modules per chassis.
Superior video quality merges with Harmonic intelligent function integration in the Electra 9200 to deliver a high-performance unit that helps increase efficiency while lowering service providers' capital and operating expenses.
ProStream(R) 9100 With ACE(R) Real-Time Stream Processor and Transcoder
Leveraging Harmonic's market-leading ACE(R) transcoding technology -- which currently supports more than 54,000 live channels -- the ProStream(R) 9100 with ACE is a converged solution for processing SD/HD content for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. The 1-RU ProStream 9100 delivers superior video quality and the flexibility to support multiple complex digital processing applications, such as digital turnaround, any-to-any audio and video transcoding, linear ad insertion, and live adaptive streaming. It addresses current broadcast and multiscreen I/O formats and scales easily to accommodate future formats.
ProStream 9100 with ACE features an ultra-high-density architecture that dramatically reduces the amount of rack space required to meet growing processing and transcoding requirements. System flexibility and workflow versatility are achieved with modular audio/video processing modules and high-capacity IP processing cards. Low power consumption, high reliability, and simplified serviceability result in a best-in-class multiformat platform that offers superior video quality and lower OPEX.
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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