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Harmonic Adds ProView 8000 Integrated Receiver-Decoder Series
Single solution for HD-SDI and SD-SDI output, multiformat decoding, and descrambling
SAN JOSE, CALIF.— Harmonic announced the ProView 8000 family of
multiformat integrated receiver-decoders. The ProView 8100 is intended for use in a range of applications, from basic
monitoring to end-point delivery from the distribution network. The IRD can act
as a standalone unit or as part of a widely dispersed primary distribution
network under the control of Harmonic’s DMS video distribution
management system. DMS provides broadcasters and service providers with control tools for remotely managing large device populations, enabling secure broadcast of video content over satellite or IP delivery networks.
ProView 8100 supports advanced decoding, descrambling, and frame-rate
conversion from a single rack unit. The flexible IRD supports multiple input options,
including DVB-S/S2, DVB-ASI, and IP, and outputs to ASI and IP. Advanced
descrambling capabilities further improve workflow efficiencies, eliminating
the need for a separate descrambler. An intuitive Web-based graphical user
interface lowers the learning curve for operators.
The ProView 8100 is the latest addition to Harmonic’s IRD product
portfolio, which includes the multichannel ProView 7100 and ProView 7000. The
ProView 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat
IRD, transcoder and MPEG stream processor, and the ProView 7000 is a scalable
receiver, DVB descrambler, multiformat video decoder, and MPEG stream
processor, which is ideal for digital turnaround processing, full transport
stream descrambling and decoding applications.