For NATEXPO 2012 in Moscow, Harmonic will highlight workflow and multiscreen solutions that enable broadcasters and service providers to produce and distribute video content efficiently and cost-effectively.
Enhanced Spectrum(TM) ChannelPort(TM)
The ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout device for Spectrum(TM) media server systems combines channel branding and master control switching with clip playout on the industry's most trusted media server platform to simplify integration and workflow, lower equipment purchase expenditures, and reduce maintenance and operations costs.
Recent enhancements to the system include new capabilities and advanced onboard features that further simplify channel playout. The addition of DVE functionality enables more sophisticated, high-end graphics presentations, while support for AVC-Intra playout aids in accelerating the production-to-playout workflow. The system's new dynamic subtitle insertion capability supports just-in-time playout of multilingual content. Traffic-driven onboard playout control with automatic media fetch facilitates remote "lights-out" operation without the need for legacy automation software.
Because ChannelPort modules fit seamlessly into existing Spectrum media server systems and can be added incrementally at a very competitive price, broadcasters can extend their channel lineups quickly and with confidence. Support for a broad range of automation systems offers users the freedom to work with an existing solution -- or choose a new one that's best for their workflows.
New Spectrum(TM) MediaStore(TM) 5000
The MediaStore(TM) 5000, which made its worldwide debut at IBC2012, brings the latest SAS disk technology -- and associated savings in size, cost, and requirements -- to the storage component of the Spectrum(TM) media server system. MediaStore systems combine with MediaPort(TM) and MediaDirector(TM) systems to comprise a full Spectrum system. The release of the 2-RU MediaStore 5000 introduces a smaller form factor, higher bandwidth, and greater storage capacity.
The MediaStore 5000 boasts industry-leading density, accommodating up to 24 hot-swappable high-performance drives in a space-efficient chassis. The system supports hard-disk drive (HDD) sizes of 300 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB for a maximum of 62.8 TB of usable online storage, and it provides storage bandwidth of up to 1600 MBps. Reliable performance is assured by a RAID 6 storage topology, hardware redundancy, and the same robust architecture already proven in MediaStore 4000 systems.
"We are very excited to be exhibiting at NATEXPO, a continuously important event for the broadcast industry in the region. At the show we will highlight the new ChannelPort along with a range of new products that enable real-world workflows that help companies increase efficiency and productivity." -- Reiner Frenken, regional sales director, Russia and CIS