Harmonic at Inter BEE 2012

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At Inter BEE 2012, Harmonic will showcase solutions that address the media storage, processing, and playout requirements for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of quality content over a range of platforms. New Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 SSD Integrated Media Server On display at Inter BEE 2012 is the Harmonic Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 SSD integrated media server. This new four-channel media server system offers the exceptional reliability, low power requirements, and lower weight of solid-state disk (SSD) storage while providing the broadcast quality and cost-effective design of the MediaDeck 7000. Equipped with four 480-GB SSD drives, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides 57 hours of 50-Mbps storage capacity. The integrated system packs up to four SD or HD video channels and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity into its compact 1-RU chassis. The flexible server system also features multiple-codec playback, up/down/crossconversion, and HD/SD simulcast capabilities. Like the other members of the Spectrum family, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD supports Spectrum ChannelPort(TM). Photo Caption: Harmonic Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 Photo Link:


New Spectrum(TM) MediaStore(TM) 5000 The Harmonic Spectrum(TM) 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. Photo Caption: Harmonic Spectrum(TM) MediaStore(TM) 5000 Photo Link:


New ProMedia(TM) Xpress Harmonic's ProMedia(TM) Xpress high-performance file-based transcoder is the newest addition to the company's ProMedia Suite of software and appliance solutions engineered to optimize video production workflows for high-volume multiscreen video-on-demand (VOD) applications. ProMedia Xpress uses Harmonic's market-leading H.264 codec technology to deliver excellent video quality without impeding transcoding speeds, thereby improving video workflows for content owners and service providers, enabling them to deliver a significant increase in content hours while adhering to processing timetables and video quality targets. Facilitating cost-effective, faster-than-real-time transcoding of broadcast-quality content for multiscreen VOD delivery to mobile devices, PCs, and connected TVs, ProMedia Xpress allows operators and media companies to launch new services efficiently without compromising on the quality of their offering. ProStream(R) With ACE(R) Also on display at Inter BEE 2012 is a new addition to the dense ProStream(R) with ACE(R) real-time stream processor and transcoder portfolio that maximizes service uptime for broadcast, as well as IPTV and OTT multiscreen services. The ProStream with ACE transcoder harnesses the company's award-winning H.264 video compression technology to deliver exceptional video quality for multiscreen applications. With the new multiscreen transcoding functionality, it is capable of transcoding up to 20 HD or 60 SD broadcast transcoding services and 20 HD/SD multiscreen inputs with 80 multiscreen output profiles in a single, dense, power-efficient 1-RU appliance. The ProStream with ACE is integrated with Harmonic's ProMedia(TM) file transcoders, adaptive bit rate packager and origin server, and Omneon(R) MediaGrid(TM) active storage system, enabling seamless and operationally efficient deployment of multiscreen services. About Harmonic 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


. Quote: "Harmonic solutions allow operators and media companies to streamline existing services and to launch new services efficiently without compromising on the quality of their offering. At Inter BEE we will demonstrate that, regardless of how video is consumed, a Harmonic media storage and processing platform offers industry-leading performance, while enabling users to optimize their production and delivery workflows." -- Andrew Thornton, VP of sales, Harmonic APAC