harmonic inc (HLIT) Key Developments
Harmonic Names Xiaojun Dou to Role of Managing Director of China Sales
Mar 4 15
Harmonic announced the appointment of Xiaojun Dou as managing director of China sales. In his new role, Xiaojun will provide strategic direction for Harmonic's business in China and lead the company's China sales team in executing strategies key to meeting regional business goals and objectives. Prior to joining Harmonic, Xiaojun was with Avid as country manager for Greater China, a role in which he oversaw overall business operations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.
Forthnet Improves Satellite Bandwidth Efficiency, Video Quality and Reduces TCO with Integrated Harmonic Solution
Mar 3 15
Harmonic announced that Forthnet, the company that owns Nova has chosen a high-end compression headend with video analytics from Harmonic to support its direct-to-home (DTH) SD/HD service. The integrated solution was installed by Harmonic's local channel partner and system integrator OmniWave. Using Harmonic's high-density, scalable video infrastructure solutions, Nova has successfully increased bandwidth efficiency, improved video quality, and lowered operating expenses. Relying on a mix of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, as well as DVB-S2 technologies, the Harmonic solution gives Nova a competitive edge in the satellite DTH market and increases customer satisfaction. Nova is utilizing Harmonic's market-leading Electraâ ¢ encoders for high-quality, low-bandwidth MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding of SD and HD video content for live and VOD DTH services. The ultra-dense, durable, and high-performance encoders increase Nova's channel count per satellite transponder, enabling the operator to reclaim valuable bandwidth that can be used to expand its service offerings. The Electra encoders are integrated with Harmonic's ProStreamÂ® stream processors for multiplexing, scrambling, and statistical multiplexing of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 services in multiple streams. Utilizing the ProStream processor for statistical multiplexing, Nova can support up to 64 services per statistically multiplexed pool, 16 pools per platform, and three pools within a single transport stream in order to increase bandwidth efficiency. The ProStream platform is based on a highly robust, extensible, and scalable design that lowers Nova's operating expenses through reduced rack space and power requirements. To maximize quality and efficiency, Nova deployed Harmonic's IrisÂ® advanced video analytics software suite to allow simultaneous monitoring and analysis of up to 250 video services. After collecting data from the Electra encoders in Nova's headend, Iris presents the operator with a comprehensive set of user-friendly charts, reports, and dashboards. Leveraging these resources, Nova can optimally balance its DTH channels across statmux pools to optimize bandwidth use and ensure high video quality, ultimately increasing viewer satisfaction.
Harmonic Inc. Presents at Pacific Crest 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit 2015, Mar-03-2015 04:00 PM
Feb 27 15
Harmonic Inc. Presents at Pacific Crest 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit 2015, Mar-03-2015 04:00 PM. Venue: Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States. Speakers: Carolyn V. Aver, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, Peter Alexander, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President.
Harmonic Inc. - Special Call
Feb 19 15
To discuss financial and other statistical information
Harmonic Promotes Alvaro Martin as Regional Vice President of Sales for Latin America
Feb 17 15
Harmonic announced the promotion of Alvaro Martin to the role of regional vice president of sales for Latin America. Martin joined Harmonic in April 2011 and has led the company's Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and northern South America sales teams, most recently in the role of managing director for Latin America sales. During his tenure, the company's business in these regions has grown significantly. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in sales, and prior to joining Harmonic, he held sales leadership roles with Cisco, Scientific Atlanta, and Lucent Technologies.