Harmonic NATEXPO 2013 Product Preview

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At NATEXPO 2013, Harmonic will highlight next-generation solutions for producing and delivering content that yields amazing viewing experiences. The company will demonstrate how its versatile and robust channel-in-a-box system facilitates fast, cost-effective channel deployment while supporting powerful graphics, independent branding of simulcast channels, dynamic subtitle insertion, and other valuable capabilities. Harmonic also will showcase its acclaimed encoding system, engineered for broadcast contribution applications, and its ProMedia(R) suite of solutions that enable versatile and cost-effective multiplatform content delivery. The booth will include a live demonstration of an end-to-end solution for true HD (1080p60) playout and distribution of the highest possible video quality. Spectrum(TM) ChannelPort(TM) Integrated Channel Playout System Harmonic will showcase recent enhancements to its market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server product line. The Spectrum ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout system features powerful new channel-in-a-box capabilities such as dual DVE functionality, dual live inputs, independent branding of simulcast channels, and support for external key/fill to enable more powerful graphics. The addition of AVC-Intra and ProRes enables exceptional codec flexibility, and new dynamic subtitle insertion allows for just-in-time playout of multilingual content. The Spectrum ChannelPort platform speeds the cost-effective deployment of new SD and HD television channels by integrating branding and master control switching with clip playback on the industry's most trusted media server platform. Fully compatible with Spectrum MediaCenter(TM) and MediaDeck(TM) 7000 servers, ChannelPort fits seamlessly into existing production and playout infrastructures, reducing complexity and cutting the time it takes to launch new services. Photo Link:


Photo Caption: Spectrum(TM) ChannelPort(TM) Integrated Channel Playout System ProMedia(R) Multiscreen Preparation Solution ProMedia(R) is the industry's most complete multiscreen preparation solution and the market-share leader in multiscreen software transcoding. New features include support for HEVC encoding and the 4K/Ultra HD video format; increased synergy with the Harmonic(R) MediaGrid shared storage system for the delivery of time-shifted TV services; and support for closed captioning, regional blackouts, and local ad insertion. The latest enhancements to the product family arrive at a time when more broadcasters and service providers are looking to expand their portfolios with scalable, high-quality multiscreen services that deliver amazing video. With the ProMedia suite, Harmonic customers now have the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency needed to accomplish this goal, drive new revenue streams, and improve the video experience. Photo Link:


Photo Caption: Harmonic ProMedia(R) Carbon Screenshot MediaGrid Shared Storage System Integration With Adobe(R) Anywhere Harmonic will showcase the recent integration of its MediaGrid shared storage system with Adobe(R) Anywhere for the video collaborative workflow platform. Integration of the two products enables media organizations to centralize and manage media delivery services from a primary location while giving users of Adobe professional video tools the benefit of collaborating remotely with fast response times and the best available quality that can be delivered over the available network connection. Providing a compelling alternative to remote editing solutions that rely on low-resolution proxy material, non-real-time file transfers, or even the exchange of hard drives, the integration of the MediaGrid system with Adobe Anywhere offers significant time savings while eliminating compromises in resolution, image, and sound quality. Photo Link:


Photo Caption: Harmonic(R) MediaGrid Harmonic's Leonid Kudryashov to Present at the NATEXPO Technological Seminar Harmonic's Regional Service Manager Leonid Kudryashov will participate at the NATEXPO technological seminar devoted to the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. His presentation will discuss Harmonic's involvement with NBC and multisite Olympic production. The event will take place on Nov. 20 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on stand A-72. Company Quote: "NATEXPO 2013 is an opportunity for us to meet our customers in the region and showcase the many Harmonic solutions that are leading the way toward more economical and efficient delivery of high-quality content to any screen. As media companies worldwide face unprecedented challenges to do more with less, we are looking forward to showcasing products that are equipped with forward-looking functionality and built on flexible, scalable designs." -- Reiner Frenken, Director of Sales, Broadcast, Strategic Markets, Harmonic Harmonic Company Overview: 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





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