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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 ViBe CP3000 (Formally Ellipse 1000) is a field-proven solution for fixed contribution over IP and legacy ATM/PDH/SDH networks, while the ViBe CP3002 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 ViBe CP3000 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 ViBe CP3000 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 ViBe CP3000 is a perfect fit for teleports, satellite newsgathering vehicles and flyaway packages operating on either the C, Ku, or Ka-bands.
Broadcast Encoding Featuring real-time encoding of SD and HD media and integrated, high-quality branding and graphics, the Electra™ X2 media processor offers broadcasters and pay-TV operators market-leading video quality, unparalleled function integration and increased operational flexibility in a cost-effective 1-RU appliance. At the heart of the system is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, an advanced encoding technology that supports SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs for broadcast and over-the-top multiscreen delivery. Originally developed for our VOS™ cloud-native media processing platform, the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine powers Electra X2 with superior video quality at minimum bandwidth. Users can also employ EyeQ™ real-time video optimization, Harmonic’s enhancement for PURE Compression that ensures delivery of the highest video quality across OTT delivery networks while reducing bandwidth consumption by up to 50%. As a next-generation media processing system, Electra X2 offers a new approach to encoding. Uncompressed video over IP workflows are supported with optional SMPTE ST 2022-6 ingest. High dynamic range (HDR) content is supported. Dynamic ad insertion (DAI) is also available. With its superior video quality, function integration, bandwidth efficiency and workflow flexibility, this multi-service, multi-codec, multi-function platform is sure to simplify your infrastructure, reduce costs and drive new revenue-generating services. Highlights SD/HD MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC encoding for broadcast and OTT multiscreen services Harmonic PURE Compression Engine and EyeQ technologies for market-leading video quality at low bitrates Integrated video graphics and branding Optimized statistical multiplexing over IP Rich audio functionality, including E-AC-3 encoding and Jünger Level Magic audio level adjustment SMPTE 2022-6 support for uncompressed video over IP workflows
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
ProView Video decoding Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver- decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging Harmonic expertise in Intelligent Function Integration™, the ProView 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 10-bit decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform, allowing content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs. With an advanced and dense multichannel descrambler, the ProView 7100 simplifies the deployment of (or migration to) an all-IP headend solution and powers the launch of added-value services. The flexible hardware design is easily reconfigured with firmware upgrades, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC.
Stream & Video Processing The Harmonic ProStream® X video stream processor and gateway leverages advances in IT infrastructure to provide high-performance, high-throughput stream processing for mission-critical MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC delivery applications. The platform possesses a variety of advanced video processing capabilities, including multiplexing, scrambling, splicing and blackout switching. Featuring 10 Gbps throughput, it also serves as a high-capacity video gateway. ProStream X runs on a 1-RU, COTS Intel® appliance and pairs with the Harmonic Electra™ X2 advanced media processor to deliver a compact, software-based solution for encoding and distributing superior-quality IP video streams. Highlights Multiplexing and scrambling of up to 2,000 simultaneous SD, HD or UHD broadcast services High-throughput 10-Gbps video gateway DVB CSA3, DVB CSA2 and AES scrambling Advanced IP video multiplexing Live-to-live splicing  
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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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 ViBe CP3000 (Formally Ellipse 1000) is a field-proven solution for fixed contribution over IP and legacy ATM/PDH/SDH networks, while the ViBe CP3002 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 ViBe CP3000 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 ViBe CP3000 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 ViBe CP3000 is a perfect fit for teleports, satellite newsgathering vehicles and flyaway packages operating on either the C, Ku, or Ka-bands.
Broadcast Encoding Featuring real-time encoding of SD and HD media and integrated, high- quality branding and graphics, the Electra™ X2 media processor offers broadcasters and pay-TV operators market-leading video quality, unparalleled function integration and increased operational flexibility in a cost-effective 1-RU appliance. At the heart of the system is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, an advanced encoding technology that supports SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs for broadcast and over-the-top multiscreen delivery. Originally developed for our VOS™ cloud-native media processing platform, the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine powers Electra X2 with superior video quality at minimum bandwidth. Users can also employ EyeQ™ real- time video optimization, Harmonic’s enhancement for PURE Compression that ensures delivery of the highest video quality across OTT delivery networks while reducing bandwidth consumption by up to 50%. As a next-generation media processing system, Electra X2 offers a new approach to encoding. Uncompressed video over IP workflows are supported with optional SMPTE ST 2022-6 ingest. High dynamic range (HDR) content is supported. Dynamic ad insertion (DAI) is also available. With its superior video quality, function integration, bandwidth efficiency and workflow flexibility, this multi-service, multi-codec, multi-function platform is sure to simplify your infrastructure, reduce costs and drive new revenue- generating services. Highlights SD/HD MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC encoding for broadcast and OTT multiscreen services Harmonic PURE Compression Engine and EyeQ technologies for market-leading video quality at low bitrates Integrated video graphics and branding Optimized statistical multiplexing over IP Rich audio functionality, including E-AC-3 encoding and Jünger Level Magic audio level adjustment SMPTE 2022-6 support for uncompressed video over IP workflows
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
ProView Video decoding Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging Harmonic expertise in Intelligent Function Integration™, the ProView 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 10-bit decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform, allowing content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost- effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs. With an advanced and dense multichannel descrambler, the ProView 7100 simplifies the deployment of (or migration to) an all-IP headend solution and powers the launch of added-value services. The flexible hardware design is easily reconfigured with firmware upgrades, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC.
Stream & Video Processing The Harmonic ProStream® X video stream processor and gateway leverages advances in IT infrastructure to provide high-performance, high-throughput stream processing for mission-critical MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC delivery applications. The platform possesses a variety of advanced video processing capabilities, including multiplexing, scrambling, splicing and blackout switching. Featuring 10 Gbps throughput, it also serves as a high-capacity video gateway. ProStream X runs on a 1-RU, COTS Intel® appliance and pairs with the Harmonic Electra™ X2 advanced media processor to deliver a compact, software- based solution for encoding and distributing superior-quality IP video streams. Highlights Multiplexing and scrambling of up to 2,000 simultaneous SD, HD or UHD broadcast services High-throughput 10-Gbps video gateway DVB CSA3, DVB CSA2 and AES scrambling Advanced IP video multiplexing Live-to-live splicing  
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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