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MALDEN, Mo. — Aug. 24, 2009 — Falcon IP/Complete, setting the standard in end-to-end MPEG-4 IPTV solutions, announces their partnership with Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), industry-leading provider of innovative video delivery solutions for cable, broadcast, mobile, Internet, satellite, and telco service providers around the world. Harmonic is the market leader in broadcast and on-demand solutions for cable operators, including cable edge and access. The Falcon IP/Complete "bird to box" video solution and Harmonic's Direct-2-Edge™ (D2E) cable IPTV solution provide a total cable IPTV solution. Falcon IP/Complete is a Harmonic authorized reseller for cable and telco operators in the United States.

Honored with product innovation awards from CableLabs, Internet Telephony magazine, and CSI (UK), Harmonic's Direct-2-Edge solution enables delivery of IP video services over an HFC access network directly to IPTV set-top boxes, personal computers, or other IP devices. By eliminating the costly routing of video streams through a CMTS, Harmonic's "by-pass" approach provides an estimated 70 percent infrastructure cost savings and is an ideal solution for cable and hybrid service providers desiring to deliver an IPTV service cost-effectively.

The ability to offer a total solution to the cable market is important to enable independent operators the opportunity to provide competitive IPTV video services to their subscribers using the existing cable network. The ability to save bandwidth, extend the reach to PCs and IP devices, enrich existing customers' TV experience, and attract new customers through IP interactive products provides the competitive edge for cable companies.

"Our objective is to offer revenue-producing solutions to all our customers. Harmonic's strengths, experience, strong focus on creating advanced solutions for cable customers, and their longstanding track record of technology excellence made them the optimal partnership choice," said Donald R. Cook, president/CEO of Falcon IP/Complete.

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About Falcon IP/Complete

Falcon IP/Complete is a provider of an MPEG-4, end-to-end IPTV solution for the nation's telecommunications industry, including government agencies, developer and business communities, and healthcare and education institutions. Privately held, with its headquarters in Malden, Mo., Falcon IP/Complete blends the customer's enterprise needs with its own ongoing communications training and research, to develop proven, exclusive, and cost-effective IPTV architectures and installations. Backed by 42 years of communications industry expertise, the company guarantees unprecedented, timely service and support, as well as the latest in content and interactive system options. For more information visit www.falconipcomplete.com and www.falconcommunications.com.

About Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry's most powerful solutions for live and on-demand content preparation and distribution of video to TVs, PCs, and mobile devices. Harmonic's 20 years of technical innovation and market leadership enable the Company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio — including encoding, transcoding, content preparation, stream processing, asset management, edge processing, and delivery. Broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite, and telecom service providers around the world choose Harmonic's IP-based digital video, software, and broadband edge and access solutions. Using these award-winning and industry-leading solutions, operators can reduce costs and differentiate their services by offering consumers a higher quality, personalized multi-screen experience.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with R&D, sales, and system integration centers worldwide. The Company's customers, including many of the world's largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

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