09.23.2008 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Harmonic introduces IP-enable DiviCom Ion encoder
Harmonic has unveiled the DiviCom Ion MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) high-definition (HD) IP-enabled encoder that provides operators with constant bit-rate (CBR) digital video services.
Well suited for IPTV deployments and other switched video delivery applications, the DiviCom Ion AVC HD encoder packs four HD H.264 channels and up to four low-resolution picture-in-picture (PiP) channels in a compact, 1RU chassis. The encoder consumes less than 75W per channel.
Harmonic's DiviCom FLEX video and audio decoding module can be integrated easily into the Ion AVC HD platform, enabling full decode and re-encode capabilities from any IP or ASI source within the Ion chassis.
The Ion AVC HD solution employs an advanced video compression engine with multi-pass LookAhead encoding to deliver broadcast quality HD at ultra-low bit rates.
For more information, visit: www.harmonicinc.com.