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Harmonic Enlisted For DoD Satellite Connectivity System

Systems integrator TMC Design Corporation and DigitalGlue work together on the installations

Harmonic’s ProView 7100

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–The Dept. of Defense is using processing technology from Harmonic for a new satellite connectivity system, collaborating with Las Cruces, NM-based system integrator TMC Design Corporation and DigitalGlue, a Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based engineering firm and Harmonic reseller.

“TMC Design Co. has purchased similar Harmonic encoders and processors in the past and has been very satisfied with its capabilities and operation, which was the primary reason we turned to DigitalGlue again. The equipment, which offers state-of-the-art video transmission via satellite, will be configured so that it can fit into a vehicle shelter for rapid deployment,” says Jason Baldwin, ISSO.

The Harmonic equipment utilized for the satellite connectivity system was a ProStream 9000, an Ellipse 3100, and ProView 7100. The ProStream is a high-density stream processor and transcoder used for multiplexing, scrambling, descrambling, and statistical multiplexing of SD and HD MPEG video. The Ellipse 3100 is an encoder with an optional integrated modulator making it useful for digital satellite newsgathering or in a fixed role, while touting multiformat, multicodec versatility and low latency. Harmonic’s ProView is a multiformat integrated receiver-decoder, transcoder and MPEG stream processor.

Also used in the DoD’s satellite connectivity system is a Tektronix TG8000 multiformat video test signal generator and Nevion video routers. The new system is expected to be operational later this year.