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Harmonic to feature DiviCom Electra 8000
At this year’s IBC, Harmonic will feature the DiviCom Electra 8000, an encoding and transcoding platform that supports MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 codecs in SD and HD formats, up to full frame-rate 1080p 50/60. The unit is designed to provide superior video quality in a dense and power-efficient form factor — four channels per rack unit and using 40 percent less power than the industry average for HD AVC encoding. With the DiviCom Electra 8000, 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 5Mb/s or less, and broadcasters can implement cost-effective and integrated HD/SD statistical multiplexing and PSIP remultiplexing.