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Harmonic Expands VOS Portfolio

Includes integration of Thomson Video Networks technologies
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.—With the integration of several Thomson Video Networks technologies, Harmonic reports that it has grown its VOS software-based media processing offerings.

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The additions to Harmonic’s VOS family include rebranded Thomson Video equipment like the renamed Electra VS broadcast and multiscreen encoder (formerly ViBE VS7000), Electra XT Xtream high-density transcoder (formerly ViBE XT1000) and Spectrum XE playout system (formerly FUZE-1). All of these technologies are powered by the VOX Flex.

All of Harmonic’s VOS offerings feature the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, a software-based encoding and transcoding technology that delivers video quality and low bitrates. PURE provides support for a range of formats, codecs and encoding schemes for all OTT services. It offers MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs, as well as SD, HD and UHD content formats.

Harmonic plans to showcase these new offerings at IBC 2016.