Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Harmonic unveils Ellipse encoders for contribution, DSNG

Harmonic has introduced the Ellipse family of encoders for advanced digital video contribution applications and showed two models at the NAB Show.

The Ellipse 1000 is designed for fixed-line contribution, and the Ellipse 2000 with DVB-S2 is intended for digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG). The new Ellipse AVC low-latency compression options will be available in the third quarter of the year.

The Ellipse 2000 facilitates mobile operations for live news or event coverage by providing low-latency encoding technology to DSNG vehicles. The Ellipse 2000’s latency of less than 300ms, combined with the bandwidth efficiency gains of AVC compression and DVB-S2 modulation, makes this system well suited for DSNG operators.

The Ellipse 1000 encoder features dual GigE IP, DVB-ASI and optional DVB-PDH or G.703 outputs to enable video contribution over wired communication links.

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