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Link Net Deploys Suite of Harmonic Solutions to Power pay-TV and VOD Platform
Jun 16 15
Harmonic Inc. has announced that PT Link Net has deployed a comprehensive suite of Harmonic solutions to power its First Media branded pay-TV and video-on-demand, or VOD, platform, as well as a new OTT multiscreen service, First Media Go. Through a high-density, scalable architecture, Harmonic's video infrastructure solutions enable Link Net-First Media to deliver more than 90 live TV channels, 30 catch-up TV channels, and a wide array of VOD options to its subscribers on every screen, with video quality at low bit rates. For its First Media pay-TV services, Link Net-First Media has integrated the video infrastructure solutions with an existing Harmonic ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder for satellite reception. After video content is received at the headend, Harmonic's Electra encoders provide high-quality, low-bandwidth MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 variable bit rate encoding of SD and HD video content for Link Net-First Media's services. By supporting up to four SD or HD channels in a single rack unit, the high-density encoders free up bandwidth capacity for additional channels and services in the future. The Electra encoders are integrated with Harmonic's ProStream stream processors for multiplexing functions. The ProStream platform is based on a highly robust, extensible and scalable design that lowers Link Net-First Media's operating expenses through reduced rack space and power requirements. The Electra and ProStream solutions are controlled by Harmonic's NMX Digital Service Manager video network management solution, which provides mass configuring, monitoring and automated redundancy in centralized or distributed architectures. For its First Media Go "TV Anywhere" services, Link Net-First Media is utilizing Harmonic's ProMedia Live real-time multiscreen transcoder, ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoder, ProMedia Origin packager and streaming video server and MediaGrid shared storage system. As part of a highly scalable, end-to-end multiscreen video delivery workflow at Link Net-First Media, Harmonic's ProMedia family performs a variety of essential operations, including live transcoding and packaging, file-based transcoding and origin streaming. ProMedia dramatically simplifies OTT multiscreen delivery by enabling Link Net-First Media to deliver content in formats required by all major devices and mobile operating systems. The ProMedia Origin server is integrated with a Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system to provide fast and reliable central storage for catch-up TV and VOD content. Leveraging Harmonic's WFS file-based workflow engine, Link Net-First Media can control multiple ProMedia transcoding nodes. Open and extensible, WFS increases operational efficiency by automatically processing transcoding tasks, failover support, job distribution management, job prioritization, load balancing, file transfer, status monitoring and job notification.
Kartina TV Chooses Harmonic's OTT Media Processor
Jun 12 15
Harmonic announced that Kartina TV has deployed its Electra XVM virtualized media processor for OTT multi-screen delivery. Kartina TV can deliver 150 SD and 30 HD channels to subscribers around the world on a variety of devices at lower cost and top video quality using the software-based media processing platform for real-time HEVC encoding. Electra XVM is powered by Harmonic's VOS virtualized media processing platform and architecture.
Harmonic Inc and Wisi Communications Partner to Provide Next Generation Cable Access Solutions
Jun 9 15
Harmonic and WISI Communications announced a partnership that provides cable operators with next-generation cable access solutions. Under the joint collaboration, Harmonic and WISI will develop products that allow operators to keep pace with ever-evolving business and industry requirements such as CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture with digital fiber transport. Through their cable access solutions, Harmonic and WISI offer the service provider, hospitality, enterprise and MDU markets a flexible, scalable network architecture that optimizes the delivery of video, data and voice services, while lowering capital and operating expenses.
Harmonic Inc. Presents at Stephens Spring Investment Conference 2015, Jun-03-2015 01:00 PM
May 19 15
Harmonic Inc. Presents at Stephens Spring Investment Conference 2015, Jun-03-2015 01:00 PM. Venue: New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Carolyn V. Aver, Chief Financial Officer.
Harmonic Inc. Supplies Infrastructure Solution to Janam TV
May 19 15
Harmonic Inc. has supplied its infrastructure solution to Janam TV for its new news and entertainment channel in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The broadcaster relies on the Harmonic Spectrum MediaCenter media server with integrated storage for ingest of content, including a number of bureau feeds acquired using the Harmonic Ellipse 3100 contribution encoder and ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), stream processor
and trans coder. While the modular MediaCenter server provides flexible, reliable file-system and communication management at a compelling price point, the Ellipse and ProView systems serve as scalable, high-density and bandwidth-efficient video contribution solutions that ensure high video quality. In production, the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system makes content readily available to editors working with both Apple's Final Cut
Pro and Adobe editing software. Finished content is played out via the MediaCenter server and storage system under the control of Pebble Beach automation. The complete solution simplified the process of taking Janam TV programming to air and makes it easy for the broadcaster to scale up and launch additional channels in the future.