NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Harmonic

Harmonic | Booth SU810| www.harmonicinc.com

Harmonic will showcase its innovations in OTT and broadcast video delivery.

Tackle OTT Challenges with Innovative Solutions

  • Harmonic will highlight its award-winning VOS media processing family including the new VOS SW Cluster media processing software and VOS 360 media processing SaaS. VOS SW Cluster embeds market-leading media processing capabilities with support for cloud and bare metal compute environments enabling operators to launch OTT services quickly.
  • Harmonic offers streamlined OTT video delivery through cloud-based channel origination on VOS 360 SaaS, enabling operators to swiftly migrate channels from playout to end- user delivery for greater flexibility and a lower cost-per-channel.
  • Harmonic will also showcase live sports for OTT, delivered with reduced latency matching that of live broadcast, in stunning UHD and HDR using VOS 360 SaaS.
  • With the VOS family, operators can deploy EyeQ content-aware encoding to reduce bandwidth requirements for OTT delivery, decrease CDN costs and improve QoE. At the 2018 NAB Show Harmonic will premiere EyeQ support for HEVC.
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Advanced Statmux and Hybrid OTA/OTT services — Harmonic’s expertise in statistical multiplexing will play a key role in providing high-quality ATSC streams at low bitrates. At the 2018 NAB Show, Harmonic will showcase its software-based Electra X ATSC 3.0 media processor and statistical multiplexing solution to deliver high- quality HEVC programs over DASH. For OTT services to complement over-the-air (OTA) transmissions, Electra X connects to Harmonic’s VOS 360 SaaS to enable hybrid OTA/OTT services.

New Possibilities for All-IP Workflows — In the IP Showcase, sponsored by AIMS, in booth C12634, Harmonic will highlight the Spectrum X media server as part of an end-to-end IP video workflow from contribution to delivery, using the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards, SMPTE 2022-7 seamless protection switching and AWMA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications. The Electra media processor and Spectrum X server fill the final gap for uncompressed workflows and control with support for uncompressed and compressed streams, enabling a smooth transition for live broadcast and OTT.

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Next-Gen Video Codecs and Content-Aware Encoding — Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have become a key innovation factor to optimize the video encoding process. Leveraging AI in the development of next-generation video codecs and content-aware encoding (CEA), Harmonic is leading the charge toward delivering better video quality at low bitrates. The company will provide a valuable side-by-side comparison of codec efficiency between HEVC, AVC with Harmonic EyeQ CAE technology, AV-1 and JVET.

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