Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure will demonstrate its vision for the future of cable television at the 2014 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®, booth 363. Harmonic's advanced cable edge, encoding, and stream processing solutions and technologies enable operators to easily migrate to a delivery architecture that is more flexible, scalable, and dense, with lower TCO. As the market leader in pay-TV encoders, IPTV headends, multiscreen transcoding, and cable edgeQAMs, Harmonic sets the benchmark for affordable video delivery, enabling operators to provide viewers with amazing video experiences on every screen.
"We're entering a new era of video delivery. With Ultra HD on the horizon, cable operators need video infrastructure solutions that will enable them to be agile and efficient as they roll out next-generation services," said Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer, Harmonic. "Key highlights at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo will be our new VOS architecture, the industry's only solution that enables completely virtualized video processing infrastructure for broadcast and multiscreen, and the new NSG Exo, one of the first CMTS systems to support a Distributed Access Architecture."
Featured demonstrations at the Harmonic booth will include:
- Advanced cable edge architectures, featuring the new NSG™ Exo distributed CCAP system and industry-leading QAM density on the NSG Pro CCAP system. The new NSG Exo solution supports a Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) utilizing deep fiber networks, providing CMTS capabilities today. The NSG Exo solution delivers triple play services onto coax cabling using a single, low-power device, enabling multiple types of service providers to optimize delivery to multiple-dwelling-units, hospitality facilities, and educational campuses.
- A virtualized video infrastructure featuring Harmonic's new VOS™ architecture. VOS is a powerful, extensible platform that redefines the future of video production and delivery by enabling virtualized media processing across the entire video delivery chain. Based on VOS, Harmonic's new Electra XVM™ virtualized media processor integrates real-time encoding for broadcast and multiscreen, high-quality branding and graphics, and transport stream playout, to offer users unparalleled function integration, increased operational flexibility, and unlimited scalability.
- n optimized broadcast and multiscreen delivery workflow powered by Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™ technology and the ProMedia® Origin packager/streaming media server. This multiscreen solution simplifies the delivery of IP video including live, VOD, and time-shift TV services to first and second screens while providing groundbreaking video quality and bandwidth efficiency for SD, HD, and Ultra HD formats.
- Powerful video processing featuring blackout management, splicing, and any-to-any transcoding capabilities with the ProStream® with ACE® high-density stream processor and transcoder. The ProStream with ACE processor provides operators with a straightforward and cost-effective way to generate a return on their multiscreen investment.