South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative Powers Digital TV Services With Harmonic's ProStream 9100

High-Performance Video Processing and Transcoding Platform Maximizes Efficiencies While Ensuring Superior Video Quality
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High-Performance Video Processing and Transcoding Platform Maximizes Efficiencies While Ensuring Superior Video Quality

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oct. 22, 2013 -- Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative (SCRTC), a leading telecommunications provider in Kentucky, has selected Harmonic's ProStream(R) 9100 stream processor and transcoder to power its digital TV services. As one of the industry's highest density solutions for processing and transcoding SD and HD video and audio, ProStream 9100 with ACE(R) enables SCRTC to cost-effectively and reliably deliver amazing video quality to subscribers.

"In the telco business, delivering a reliable and high-quality video service is extremely important to retain subscribers," said Kyle Jones, telcom manager, SCRTC. "Since we plugged in Harmonic's ProStream 9100, it has performed flawlessly, ensuring no interruption to our television service. Furthermore, only the ProStream 9100 delivers excellent video quality at the lowest possible bit rates, all while reducing our rack space and power requirements. The ProStream 9100 is increasing the viewing satisfaction of our customers and minimizing our operating costs."

SCRTC has integrated the new ProStream 9100 with an existing Harmonic ProStream 1000 real-time stream processor and transcoder for increased efficiency and for redundancy. From a single rack unit, ProStream 9100 can perform MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video and audio transcoding for 60 SD or 20 HD broadcast channels. In addition, the high-performance solution supports multiple complex digital processing applications, including digital turnaround, any-to-any audio and video transcoding, linear ad insertion, and live adaptive streaming, maximizing operational efficiencies for SCRTC.

The ProStream 9100 features an ultra-high-density architecture that dramatically reduces the amount of rack space SCRTC needs for processing and transcoding, increasing the operator's power efficiency and lowering its capital and operational expenses. With modular audio/video processing modules and next-generation, high-capacity IP processing cards, ProStream 9100 provides SCRTC with the flexibility and workflow versatility critical for delivering an increasing number of high-quality TV channels. Maintenance is simplified with easy access to the processing cards and hot-swappable dual power supplies and fan assemblies behind a removable front panel, reducing SCRTC's service downtime, increasing the operator's ability to generate revenue.

"Harmonic's telco customers are looking for a complete package when it comes to transcoding and video processing; they need a system that is efficient, reliable, and flexible, yet delivers exceptional video quality," said Joe Woody, regional sales manager, Harmonic. "Our new ProStream 9100 delivers on all of those fronts, enabling telco providers like South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative to transcode more channels and deliver a higher video quality -- at lower capital and operational costs."

Harmonic's advanced video processing solutions will be featured during TelcoVision 2013 in Las Vegas, Oct. 24-25, at booth 708. Further information about Harmonic and the company's products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's ProStream(R) 9100 product. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the product may not meet some or all of its anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of its anticipated benefits, such as cost-effectiveness, maximization of operational efficiencies, flexibility and workflow versatility, reliability, and the delivery of superior video quality.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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