Tennessee Telco Taps Harmonic Transcoder for 200-Channel HD/SD IPTV Service
SAN JOSE, CALIF.: Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative
of McMinnville, Tenn., has selected the Harmonic ProStream 1000 with ACE
high-density, real-time transcoder to power HD and SD video for its 200-channel
HD and SD IPTV service.
"The ProStream 1000
with ACE delivers the video quality, functionality, and reliability to make it
possible to expand our digital TV services successfully and cost-effectively,
allowing us to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art IPTV services to rural
areas," said Ray Cantrell, chief technology officer at Ben Lomand
The ProStream 1000 with
ACE real-time transcoding solution provides Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative
with "any-to-any, any-to-many" support for HD and SD, MPEG-2 and
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video and audio transcoding of up to 20 HD or 60 SD
channels, as well as ASI to IP multiplexing, in a compact and power-efficient
one rack unit (1 RU) chassis. The platform's high density enables Ben Lomand to
meet growing demand for digital TV services, while lowering capital and
operating expenses through reduced power consumption and rack space.
extensive IPTV deployment experience allowed us to provide Ben Lomand with a
powerful, highly-efficient solution that scales with their business
needs," added Chris White, manager of telco sales in North America for
ProStream 1000 with ACE supports more than 18,000 channels worldwide. In
addition to transcoding, the ProStream 1000 advanced stream processing core
includes enhanced multiplexing and scrambling capabilities.