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Contribution Encoding Based on Harmonic's world class MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC compression cores, the versatile and easy-to- use Ellipse family of contribution encoders offers broadcast-quality video output in a compact and cost- effective package. The Ellipse 1000 is a field-proven solution for fixed contribution over IP and legacy ATM/PDH/SDH networks, while the Ellipse 2000 provides the ideal solution for digital satellite news gathering. Both encoders are firmware-upgradeable, allowing operators maximum flexibility, and both feature integrated multiplexing, eliminating the need for an external multiplexing device and conserving valuable space.   The Ellipse 2000 Compact DSNG Encoder is a fully integrated MPEG-2 Standard Definition 4:2:2/4:2:0 and MPEG-4 AVC Standard Definition and High Definition 4:2:0 encoder/modulator in a 1-RU unit. Designed for digital satellite contribution applications, the Ellipse 2000 features a professional broadcast quality encoder and a built-in DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-DSNG modulator with L-Band and IF outputs. The rugged and easy-to-use Ellipse 2000 is a perfect fit for teleports, satellite newsgathering vehicles and flyaway packages operating on either the C, Ku, or Ka-bands.
Broadcast Encoding Harmonic’s market-leading Electra® family of multi-service IP-based encoders provides operators with the highest performance solution for ultra-high quality video delivered at ultra-low bit-rates. The 1-RU Electra encoders support multi-channel and multi-format delivery for up to four full resolution and four simultaneous low resolution video outputs in HD H.264, SD H.264 or SD MPEG-2.   The Electra 9000 universal broadcast and multiscreen encoder is the world’s first multi-codec, multi-format video encoder for broadcast, satellite, telco and cable operators that simultaneously supports broadcast, mobile and web formats in a 1-RU chassis. This integrated broadcast and multiscreen compression platform continues Electra’s leadership in video quality and multi-function collapse to provide a flexible, open, scalable architecture that integrates easily with existing broadcast infrastructure and enables new multiscreen services, while lowering capital and operating expenses.
Active Storage Harmonic's Omneon line represents ten-plus years of media industry expertise, and a deep understanding of the unique requirements of digital media workflows. Combining this digital media knowledge with IT best- practices and an open-platform approach, MediaGrid is the first active storage system optimized for production and broadcast workflows.   MediaGrid is the first content storage system that plays an active part in media workflows. More than just high-performance shared storage, MediaGrid directly supports media production applications and actively performs media processing functions on stored content. Consolidate content, reduce administration and optimize workflows with MediaGrid.
PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS Contribution Encoding Active Storage Broadcast Encoding  Professional IRDs  Stream and Video Processing   Management and Monitoring  Video Servers -  Transcoding and Splicing Content Preparation 
Harmonic Products and Applications
Active Storage Harmonic's ProView line of integrated receiver-decoders offers powerful, cost-effective solutions for decoding, descrambling and digital turnaround. Easily customizable through a variety of front-end options, the HD ProView 7000 and SD ProView 2900 flexibly meet the needs of individual operators, and are firmware-upgradeable if those needs should change  
Stream & Video Processing A pioneer in video compression, Harmonic's innovative system architectures provide flexible, IP-based solutions for multiplexing, scrambling and other processing tasks.   Harmonic's ProStream 1000 is the world's first multi-functional stream processing platform, and performs a variety of integral functions in the video delivery network. It offers unparalleled versatility, supporting re- encoding, multiplexing, encryption, bulk scrambling/descrambling, targeted advertisement insertion, forward error correction and SFN over IP, and a variety of customizable cards extend its functionality.   The ProStream 1000 with ACE transcoding technology the industry’s first truly converged high-density, high-quality platform for advanced processing and delivery of HD and SD, MPEG-2 and AVC video and audio. ACE allows cost-effective deployment of next-generation HD and SD services at unmatched broadcast quality, all in a single RU.   The ProStream 8000, the world's first all-digital mosaic generation system, enables operators to generate a navigation screen with multiple SD video thumbnails and a still image or video elementary screen as a background. The solution provides a simple, flexible and cost-effective IP-based architecture for national/local channel navigation, on-demand promotions, in-band messaging services, sports/news split- screens and more. ,  
Management and Monitoring Harmonic's management and monitoring software takes the difficulty out of managing video delivery systems. Comprehensive and user-friendly, these solutions provide operators with the tools to optimize their networks and services.   NMX Digital Service Manager™ (NMX) is a definitive video network management solution. NMX encompasses a powerful set of tools for monitoring and managing compressed digital video and audio services as well as the systems through which these services flow. As a result, operators can run their technical infrastructure in a way that parallels their business – as a series of revenue-generating services, rather than as a set of discrete hardware components.   Iris™ is an Advanced Video Analytics software suite that provides video quality, global channel availability and source profiling measurements for hundreds of programs, both in real time and historically for up to one year. This allows operators to analyze their sources and programming over time and increase end-customer satisfaction.   DMS, a control and management system for Harmonic’s distribution solutions, enables over-the-air (OTA) in- band control of content distribution network elements. DMS is ideal for applications including content distribution to operators, affiliates and service providers, as well as distribution for digital terrestrial TV services  
Transcoding & Splicing Multiscreen The ProMedia family is a unique, fully integrated suite of software products that offers the flexibility, performance and quality for the top-notch multiformat video services demanded by consumers.   ProMedia Carbon (formerly Carbon Coder) is a file-based transcoder that supports the largest array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. The system scales to support an automated multi- node transcoding farm with Harmonic’s WFS media processing software. ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and encoding system with enhanced video codec technology developed by Harmonic for creating high-quality Internet video streams to deliver the best picture quality for the bandwidth. ProStream 4000 (real-time) and ProStream 5000 (file-based) appliances enable high-quality transcoding to multiple devices, allowing operators to easily launch new multi-screen services.   Broadcast ProStream 1000 with ACE technology provides a top-quality, highly-scalable universal real-time transcoding solution for operators looking to roll out next-generation services to multiple devices. Highly versatile, ACE offers advanced processing functionality and seamless adaptability to new codecs and formats. ProStream 2000 is a multi-service HD and SD MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 digital splicer that supports real-time and seamless splicing of multiple compressed video and audio services, primarily for ad insertion applications.    
Content Preparation The Harmonic ProMedia™ family of software and appliance solutions optimizes multiscreen and production video workflows, performing a broad range of processing and streaming functions to enable high quality video creation and delivery to the TV, PC, tablet, phone and other IP-connected devices. A unique and fully integrated suite of software products that can be deployed individually or as an end-to- end video processing solution, ProMedia offers the flexibility, performance and quality required for today’s multi-format video services. The ProMedia family is also integrated with leading digital rights management systems, asset management systems and content distribution networks, in addition to other Harmonic products. The ProMedia Family   ProMedia Capture acquires live and taped SD and HD video in real time and encodes it directly into the most-common production and playout formats. ProMedia Carbon (formerly Carbon Coder) is a file-based transcoder that supports the largest array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and encoding system with enhanced video codec technology. ProMedia Package is a commercial-grade adaptive stream preparation system for scalable, secure, high- value Internet video services. ProMedia Origin is a HTTP streaming video server ideal for originating a broad range of multiscreen services in a scalable, manageable, enterprise-class platform. ProMedia Application Servers based on standard hardware are available to host the various ProMedia software applications. For more information, see the ProMedia Family Brochure.  
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Broadcast Technologies - Harmonic
© Graphic Image Technologies 2016
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Contribution Encoding Based on Harmonic's world class MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC compression cores, the versatile and easy-to-use Ellipse family of contribution encoders offers broadcast-quality video output in a compact and cost-effective package. The Ellipse 1000 is a field-proven solution for fixed contribution over IP and legacy ATM/PDH/SDH networks, while the Ellipse 2000 provides the ideal solution for digital satellite news gathering. Both encoders are firmware-upgradeable, allowing operators maximum flexibility, and both feature integrated multiplexing, eliminating the need for an external multiplexing device and conserving valuable space.   The Ellipse 2000 Compact DSNG Encoder is a fully integrated MPEG-2 Standard Definition 4:2:2/4:2:0 and MPEG-4 AVC Standard Definition and High Definition 4:2:0 encoder/modulator in a 1-RU unit. Designed for digital satellite contribution applications, the Ellipse 2000 features a professional broadcast quality encoder and a built-in DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-DSNG modulator with L-Band and IF outputs. The rugged and easy-to-use Ellipse 2000 is a perfect fit for teleports, satellite newsgathering vehicles and flyaway packages operating on either the C, Ku, or Ka-bands.
Broadcast Encoding Harmonic’s market-leading Electra® family of multi-service IP-based encoders provides operators with the highest performance solution for ultra- high quality video delivered at ultra-low bit-rates. The 1-RU Electra encoders support multi-channel and multi-format delivery for up to four full resolution and four simultaneous low resolution video outputs in HD H.264, SD H.264 or SD MPEG-2.   The Electra 9000 universal broadcast and multiscreen encoder is the world’s first multi-codec, multi-format video encoder for broadcast, satellite, telco and cable operators that simultaneously supports broadcast, mobile and web formats in a 1-RU chassis. This integrated broadcast and multiscreen compression platform continues Electra’s leadership in video quality and multi-function collapse to provide a flexible, open, scalable architecture that integrates easily with existing broadcast infrastructure and enables new multiscreen services, while lowering capital and operating expenses.
Active Storage Harmonic's Omneon line represents ten-plus years of media industry expertise, and a deep understanding of the unique requirements of digital media workflows. Combining this digital media knowledge with IT best- practices and an open-platform approach, MediaGrid is the first active storage system optimized for production and broadcast workflows.   MediaGrid is the first content storage system that plays an active part in media workflows. More than just high-performance shared storage, MediaGrid directly supports media production applications and actively performs media processing functions on stored content. Consolidate content, reduce administration and optimize workflows with MediaGrid.
PRODUCTS & APPLICATIONS Contribution Encoding Active Storage Broadcast Encoding  Professional IRDs  Stream and Video Processing   Management and Monitoring  Video Servers -  Transcoding and Splicing Content Preparation 
Harmonic Products and Applications
Active Storage Harmonic's ProView line of integrated receiver-decoders offers powerful, cost-effective solutions for decoding, descrambling and digital turnaround. Easily customizable through a variety of front-end options, the HD ProView 7000 and SD ProView 2900 flexibly meet the needs of individual operators, and are firmware-upgradeable if those needs should change  
Stream & Video Processing A pioneer in video compression, Harmonic's innovative system architectures provide flexible, IP-based solutions for multiplexing, scrambling and other processing tasks.   Harmonic's ProStream 1000 is the world's first multi-functional stream processing platform, and performs a variety of integral functions in the video delivery network. It offers unparalleled versatility, supporting re- encoding, multiplexing, encryption, bulk scrambling/descrambling, targeted advertisement insertion, forward error correction and SFN over IP, and a variety of customizable cards extend its functionality.   The ProStream 1000 with ACE transcoding technology the industry’s first truly converged high-density, high-quality platform for advanced processing and delivery of HD and SD, MPEG-2 and AVC video and audio. ACE allows cost-effective deployment of next-generation HD and SD services at unmatched broadcast quality, all in a single RU.   The ProStream 8000, the world's first all-digital mosaic generation system, enables operators to generate a navigation screen with multiple SD video thumbnails and a still image or video elementary screen as a background. The solution provides a simple, flexible and cost-effective IP- based architecture for national/local channel navigation, on-demand promotions, in-band messaging services, sports/news split-screens and more. ,  
Management and Monitoring Harmonic's management and monitoring software takes the difficulty out of managing video delivery systems. Comprehensive and user-friendly, these solutions provide operators with the tools to optimize their networks and services.   NMX Digital Service Manager™ (NMX) is a definitive video network management solution. NMX encompasses a powerful set of tools for monitoring and managing compressed digital video and audio services as well as the systems through which these services flow. As a result, operators can run their technical infrastructure in a way that parallels their business – as a series of revenue-generating services, rather than as a set of discrete hardware components.   Iris™ is an Advanced Video Analytics software suite that provides video quality, global channel availability and source profiling measurements for hundreds of programs, both in real time and historically for up to one year. This allows operators to analyze their sources and programming over time and increase end-customer satisfaction.   DMS, a control and management system for Harmonic’s distribution solutions, enables over-the-air (OTA) in-band control of content distribution network elements. DMS is ideal for applications including content distribution to operators, affiliates and service providers, as well as distribution for digital terrestrial TV services  
Transcoding & Splicing Multiscreen The ProMedia family is a unique, fully integrated suite of software products that offers the flexibility, performance and quality for the top- notch multiformat video services demanded by consumers.   ProMedia Carbon (formerly Carbon Coder) is a file-based transcoder that supports the largest array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. The system scales to support an automated multi-node transcoding farm with Harmonic’s WFS media processing software. ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and encoding system with enhanced video codec technology developed by Harmonic for creating high-quality Internet video streams to deliver the best picture quality for the bandwidth. ProStream 4000 (real-time) and ProStream 5000 (file-based) appliances enable high-quality transcoding to multiple devices, allowing operators to easily launch new multi-screen services.   Broadcast ProStream 1000 with ACE technology provides a top-quality, highly- scalable universal real-time transcoding solution for operators looking to roll out next-generation services to multiple devices. Highly versatile, ACE offers advanced processing functionality and seamless adaptability to new codecs and formats. ProStream 2000 is a multi-service HD and SD MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 digital splicer that supports real-time and seamless splicing of multiple compressed video and audio services, primarily for ad insertion applications.    
Content Preparation The Harmonic ProMedia™ family of software and appliance solutions optimizes multiscreen and production video workflows, performing a broad range of processing and streaming functions to enable high quality video creation and delivery to the TV, PC, tablet, phone and other IP- connected devices. A unique and fully integrated suite of software products that can be deployed individually or as an end-to-end video processing solution, ProMedia offers the flexibility, performance and quality required for today’s multi-format video services. The ProMedia family is also integrated with leading digital rights management systems, asset management systems and content distribution networks, in addition to other Harmonic products. The ProMedia Family   ProMedia Capture acquires live and taped SD and HD video in real time and encodes it directly into the most-common production and playout formats. ProMedia Carbon (formerly Carbon Coder) is a file-based transcoder that supports the largest array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and encoding system with enhanced video codec technology. ProMedia Package is a commercial-grade adaptive stream preparation system for scalable, secure, high-value Internet video services. ProMedia Origin is a HTTP streaming video server ideal for originating a broad range of multiscreen services in a scalable, manageable, enterprise-class platform. ProMedia Application Servers based on standard hardware are available to host the various ProMedia software applications. For more information, see the ProMedia Family Brochure.  
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