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Harmonic’s ProStream X Platform Announced

Will be available Q1 2017
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.—The ProStream X stream processing unit from Harmonic is designed to support DVB CSA3 encryption and 10 Gbps processing. This software-based platform features a range of IP video gateway and processing capabilities like multiplexing, scrambling, splicing and blackout switch; it is also able to integrate with CAS vendors and is certified for DVB CSA3 scrambling by Irdeto and Cisco to provide distribution of 4K and UHD broadcast and multiscreen services.

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Harmonic is offering the ProStream X system in two models: the ProStream XVM virtualized stream processor and the ProStream X. ProStream XVM is available as software for virtualized environments, while ProStream X is available as an Intel appliance pre-integrated with ProStream software.

With a 10 GbE throughput, the ProStream X can serve as an IP video gateway. The system’s gateway capabilities include socket address flipping and ASI-to-IP conversion. As a stream processor and video gateway, ProStream X reduces OPEX and CAPEX by reducing the number of boxes in each headend.

As a multi-format, multi-coded platform, ProStream X supports SD, HD, UHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and HEVC.

ProStream X will be released in Q1 2017, per Harmonic’s press release.