Harmonic Product Preview Inter BEE 2015 - Creative Planet Network

Harmonic Product Preview Inter BEE 2015

Publish date:

Nov. 18-20
Hall 3, Booth 3308

Harmonic Products at Inter BEE 2015

At Inter BEE 2015, Harmonic will highlight solutions designed to help broadcasters and service providers unleash the full potential of their SD, HD and Ultra HD (UHD) content with the industry's most flexible media-over-IP architecture. From IP playout to fully virtualized UHD media processing workflows, Harmonic will demonstrate how its video processing, virtualized video infrastructure and channel playout solutions enable the creation, delivery and monetization of amazing video experiences with unprecedented agility and cost efficiency.

The company also will showcase beautiful imagery -- displayed with stunning 4K clarity -- from the NASA TV UHD channel launched jointly by Harmonic and NASA. The channel, which represents the first consumer UHD channel in North America, features mesmerizing images of rocket launches, earth views, life on the International Space Station and deep space. The NASA TV UHD trailer is online at www.harmonicinc.com/resources/videos/nasa-uhd.

Electra(TM) X3 Advanced Media Processor -- Featuring UHD/4K and HEVC Support for Broadcast and OTT Multiscreen Services 
Harmonic will showcase its new fully converged platform for broadcast and OTT delivery of SD, HD and UHD/4K content at Inter BEE 2015. As the world's first encoder to support graphics, branding and playout functionalities, as well as industry-leading video quality and full-frame UHD/4K live encoding, Electra(TM) X3 revolutionizes video delivery.

Featuring real-time encoding of SD, HD and UHD/4K media, integrated high-quality branding and graphics, and reliable transport stream playout, Electra X3 offers content and service providers market-leading video quality, unparalleled function integration and increased operational flexibility in a cost-effective appliance.

At the heart of Electra X3 is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine(TM), an advanced encoding technology that supports SD, HD and UHD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs for broadcast and OTT multiscreen delivery. The Harmonic PURE Compression Engine powers Electra X3 with superior video quality at minimum bandwidth, allowing up to 10 HD AVC channels to fit in a single broadcast QAM.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Harmonic/Harmonic-ElectraX2.jpg 
Photo Caption: Harmonic Electra(TM) X2 Advanced Media Processor 

Spectrum(TM) X Next-Generation Media Server System
At Inter BEE, Harmonic will showcase the Spectrum(TM) X next-generation media server system. Spectrum(TM) X elevates the industry's most trusted server platform to new levels of flexibility, efficiency and reliability. Designed for production and playout applications, the Spectrum X media server system eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O in the same chassis. The software-based system leverages Harmonic's VOS(TM) technologies and combines file, baseband and transport stream ingest with comprehensive integrated channel playout capabilities, including graphics and branding, DVE, master control switching and audio mixing. 

Supporting a broad range of SD and HD formats, and upgradable to Ultra HD, the Spectrum X system can operate as a true channel-in-a-box solution, as an integrated channel playout server or as a conventional I/O server connected to Spectrum shared storage infrastructure or internal storage. 

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Harmonic/Harmonic-SpectrumX.jpg
Photo Caption: The Harmonic Spectrum(TM) X Next-Generation Media Server System

Spectrum ChannelPort(TM) With Polaris(TM) Playout Management Tools
Polaris(TM) is a new suite of playout management tools integrated with Harmonic's market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server family. Designed to address the full range of playout applications for broadcasters, the Polaris suite represents the company's first offering in the emerging media orchestration category, which is important as workflows consolidate and simplify, and video delivery becomes virtualized. 

The suite includes the Polaris Elite multichannel playout automation system, Polaris Advance integrated channel playout automation system, Polaris Live manual device control application and Polaris Play channel-in-a-box automation software. The combination of Polaris Play with Polaris Live enables the Spectrum ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout system to fulfill both production and master control requirements for many live-to-air workflows. The resulting hybrid environment offers powerful and highly efficient integrated master control room capabilities, allowing users to switch between scheduled playout and manual playout of live events based on the schedule or on an ad hoc basis.

Company Quote:

"InterBee is the flagship event for the media industry in Japan. We look forward to showcasing our newest products and give attendees a look at the cost, quality and performance benefits that come with an end-to-end contribution and distribution solution."
-- Peter Alexander, Harmonic Chief Marketing Officer

Company Overview: 

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service and compelling total cost of ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com. 

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