6/18/2009 10:37 AM
CommunicAsia 2009 Exhibition Overview
Harmonic at CommunicAsia 2009
Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), a leading provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, Internet, satellite, and telco operators around the world, is showcasing a variety of new products and solutions in stand 4L3-01, June 16-19 in Singapore at CommunicAsia 2009.
Featured solutions from Harmonic at CommunicAsia include:
A comprehensive and converged multi-screen video delivery platform, encompassing broadcast, VOD, MobileTV, and WebTV
1. Real-time technologies such as encoding, transcoding, IRDs, stream processing, multiplexing
2. Non-real-time technologies including offline capture, file-based re-purposing, storage, and playout
Latest-generation, ultra-efficient HD and SD compression and statistical multiplexing, based on the new, groundbreaking Electra 8000 HD/SD/AVC/MPEG-2 platform
Contribution and distribution solutions including low-latency DSNG with Ellipse encoders and ProView IRDs
Solutions such as ad insertion and digital mosaics that help operators create revenue potential and reduce expenses with superior efficiency
At the BroadcastAsia Conference, Harmonic will make one presentation:
Tom Lattie, Harmonic's director of broadcast and satellite solutions, will present "Time for Change: From Time-Shifting to Screen-Shifting," on Thursday, June 18 at 4:00 pm.
Harmonic's Featured Products at CommunicAsia 2009 Include:
DiviCom Electra® 8000 Universal SD/HD Encoder
The DiviCom Electra 8000 is the industry's first encoding and transcoding platform to support MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 codecs in standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) formats, up to full frame-rate 1080p 50/60. Providing superior video quality in a dense and power-efficient form factor — four channels per rack unit (RU) and using 40 percent less power than the industry average for HD AVC encoding — the Electra 8000 is the ideal choice for virtually any service provider. Cable MSOs can deliver up to four HD MPEG-2 services in one QAM, satellite operators can increase channel count per transponder, telco IPTV service providers can improve reach with constant bit-rate HD video at 5 Mbps or less, and ATSC stations can implement a cost-effective "station-in-a-box" with integrated HD/SD statistical multiplexing and PSIP re-multiplexing.
ProView 7000 Integrated Receiver Stream Processing Platform
Based on industry-leading Scopus IRD technology, the ProView 7000 is the world's first solution to combine a scalable video receiver, DVB descrambler, multi-format decoder, and MPEG stream processor in a single rack unit. The versatile ProView 7000 paves the way for content providers, broadcasters, cable/telco, and terrestrial operators to deploy today's most advanced and cost-effective IP-based contribution and distribution applications. By integrating ASI aggregation, powerful multiplexing, and the ability to decode all formats and standards, the ProView 7000 provides the ideal solution for customers looking to future-proof their operations and cut capital and operating costs.
Ellipse™ Encoder Product Line
Based on the market-leading Scopus contribution platform and enhanced by Harmonic's video quality expertise, the Ellipse family of encoders expands Harmonic's ability to serve the fixed and DSNG contribution segment. Packing AVC and MPEG-2 compression technology in a compact, low-power footprint with simultaneous IP/ASI outputs and advanced multiplexing, the Ellipse encoders increase channel reliability while significantly reducing CAPEX and OPEX. Two models of the Ellipse line will be demonstrated at CommunicAsia: the Ellipse 1000 for fixed-line contribution and the Ellipse 2000 with DVB-S2 for DSNG. The Ellipse 1000 encoder features dual GbE IP, DVB-ASI, as well as optional DVB-PDH or G.703 outputs to enable video contribution over wired communication links, such as a connection between a network's headquarters operation and a remote news bureau or sports/entertainment venue. The Ellipse 2000 facilitates mobile operations for live news or event coverage by providing state-of-the-art low-latency (