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4300 North First Street

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-542-2500

Fax: 408-542-2511

Harmonic Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells video infrastructure products and system solutions. The company’s solutions enable its customers to create, prepare and deliver a range of video and broadband services to consumer devices, including televisions, personal computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Segments The company operates in two segments, Video and Cable Edge. Video segment This segment sells video processing and production and playout solutions and services worldwide to cable operators and satellite and telecommunications (telco) Pay-TV service providers, which the company refers to collectively as ‘service providers’, as well as to broadcast and media companies, including streaming new media companies. The company offers a range of products and solutions, as well as next-generation software-based media processing platforms. Video Products Video Processing Solutions The company’s video processing solutions, which include network management software and application software and hardware products, provide its customers with the ability to acquire various signals from different sources and in different protocols to deliver various real-time and stored content to their subscribers for viewing on a range of devices. Broadcast and Distribution Encoders The company’s Electra and Ion high performance encoders compress video, audio and data channels to low bit rates, while maintaining video quality. The company’s encoders are available in multiple formats, including standard, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD formats, using various codecs, including the MPEG-2, MPEG-4, High Efficiency Video Compression, and AVS+ video compression standards, for both televisions and new multiscreen formats targeted at smart phones, tablets and broadband-connected televisions. The company’s Electra XVM software product is a completely virtualized media processor designed to run in virtual machine environments on blade servers, and is the company’s first product based on its VOS platform, which is the next-generation software platform that the company is developing to unify the entire media processing chain, from ingest to delivery. Electra XVM supports a range of compression standards over constant bit rate, variable bit rate, and adaptive bit rate encoding schemes; and includes integrated video graphics and branding, as well as playout capabilities, such as channel origination and linear ad insertion. The company’s encoding products are primarily used in real-time, linear video applications and to a lesser extent for encoding video content and storage for later delivery as video-on-demand (VOD) and time-shifted services. Contribution Encoders The company’s Ellipse encoders provide broadcasters with video compression solutions for real-time news gathering, live sports coverage and other remote events, and enable the company’s customers to deliver these feeds to their studios for further processing. The company’s latest models encode full-resolution 1080p60 video signals in AVC 4:2:2 10-bit, enabling the transmission of video, and include an integrated modulator, which eliminates the need for a separate satellite uplink device. Broadcasters and other operators also use the company’s contribution encoders for delivery of their programming to their customers, which are typically cable, telco and satellite operators. Multiscreen Transcoders and Stream Processing The company’s ProStream real-time stream processor and transcoder products enable its customers to transcode standard definition (SD) and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video content for both broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) mobile and Web applications simultaneously. The company’s ProStream products also feature high-density, multiple SD or HD inputs and multiscreen output profiles; multiplexing; remultiplexing, scrambling and descrambling; linear ad splicing into video streams; and integrated statmux pools. Content Preparation and Delivery for Multiscreen Applications The company’s ProMedia products enable broadcast, VOD and OTT services on any device, including live streaming, VOD, catch-up TV, start-over TV, and network digital vi


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