Highlights Include a Groundbreaking Technology Demonstration With Potential to Redefine the Broadcast Video Delivery Ecosystem
At booth SU1210 at the 2014 NAB Show, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, will demonstrate a series of solutions that optimize the production and delivery of high-value video services in the broadcast, pay-TV and new media environments. Building on its position as the No. 1 provider of pay-TV encoders, broadcast playout servers, IPTV headends, and multiscreen transcoding solutions, Harmonic will unveil innovative new solutions and feature sets that enable further efficiencies in the preparation and delivery of high-quality video content to any viewing device.
“During the 2014 NAB Show, the products and solutions demonstrated at our booth will highlight the operational efficiencies, cost savings, and amazing video quality that operators can achieve by leveraging an integrated solution from Harmonic,” said Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer at Harmonic. “In addition to the acclaimed products that have made Harmonic a leading solutions provider to video service providers, we will feature an innovative new solution with the power to change the nature of video delivery as we know it.”
Highlights at the Harmonic booth will include:
Encoding and Stream Processing
Harmonic will unveil and demonstrate a groundbreaking software technology that has the potential to redefine the broadcast video delivery ecosystem. The company also will feature a unique, live 4K Ultra HD 2160p60 demonstration.
The market-leading ATSC 3.0-ready Electra™ universal multifunction, multiformat encoding platform, which features the industry’s highest density audio encoding capabilities, will be on display, as will a powerful primary distribution solution built on the Harmonic DMS™ video distribution management system and a new ProView™ IRD (integrated receiver-decoder).
Harmonic also will show its advanced multiscreen ad insertion solution, which leverages the ProMedia® family and ProStream® with ACE® broadcast and multiscreen transcoder and integrates with advertising ecosystem partners to enable the monetization of multiscreen services. By facilitating commercial insertion along with program substitution and blackout on the client side, the Harmonic solution gives operators a straightforward and cost-effective way to generate a return on their multiscreen investment.
Storage and Playout
Harmonic will feature enhancements to the market-leading Spectrum™ media server product line, including the Spectrum ChannelPort™ integrated channel playout system, which augment ingest, storage, and playout broadcast workflows. ChannelPort’s impressive performance includes high-density playout of four SD/HD channels per RU, dual DVE capabilities, and compatibility with the industry’s leading automation systems. In a demonstration of its high-performance storage solutions, Harmonic also will showcase collaborative editing and 4K editing on the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system.
In addition to the demonstrations and Ultra HD theater presentations at the Harmonic booth, Thierry Fautier, vice president of solutions marketing at Harmonic, will present his paper, “Ultra HD in 2014: A Real World Analysis,” at the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference, April 9, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in room S228 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.