At NAB2006 booth SU1383, Harmonic Inc. will showcase advanced broadcast and stored content solutions that it says will “enable an anytime, anywhere, more personalized TV experience.” These dynamic high-definition and standard-definition systems are designed to extend a video service provider’s reach, range of services and revenue potential while offering high levels of performance, scalability and […]
At NAB2006 booth SU1383, Harmonic Inc. will showcase advanced broadcast and stored content solutions that it says will “enable an anytime, anywhere, more personalized TV experience.”
These dynamic high-definition and standard-definition systems are designed to extend a video service provider’s reach, range of services and revenue potential while offering high levels of performance, scalability and availability.
Harmonic is offering standards-based solutions that enable the delivery of MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 SD/HD services to TVs, PCs, handhelds, mobile phones and other yet-to-be-imagined devices. Harmonic’s multi-service (multi-codec, multi-channel, multi-format) systems generate “superior picture quality at ultra-low bit-rates, and make it possible for operators to deliver advanced services such as picture-in-picture, multi-channel mosaics and mobile video,” according to the company. In addition, Harmonic’s storage encoding solution allows cable, IPTV and other operators to capture, compress and store both short- and long-form content for use in a variety of applications including dynamic ad insertion and content-on-demand.
At NAB2006, Harmonic will feature:
- The latest ultra-low bit-rate MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 SD/HD encoding.
- A multi-service encoding solution that simultaneously delivers CBR and VBR MPEG-4 AVC and MPEG-2 SD video at full and reduced resolutions to support a unified digital headend, advanced PiP, streaming video to the PC and other emerging applications.
- An IP-based MPEG-in/MPEG-out multi-channel video mosaic solution that “provides a new paradigm for program viewing, channel navigation, advertising and service cross-promotion.”
- An MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD storage encoding solution that generates low bit-rate video with “superior picture quality,” enhancing the scalability of VOD, nPVR and RS-PVR, as well as enabling dynamic ad insertion and emerging targeted advertising services.
- An IP-based statistical multiplexing solution that “reduces costs and complexity, improves scalability and availability, and supports centralized and distributed pools while generating the highest video quality and channel density within the available bandwidth.”
- A compact multi-channel, multi-format (SD/HD) ATSC broadcast solution with schedule-based automated system mode change based on time-of-day and day-of-week.
- An integrated digital program insertion solution that “simplifies the process of regionalizing and personalizing broadcast and on-demand TV with advertisements as well as short/long form programs.”
- New integrated receiver and decoder modules for use as part of a comprehensive content acquisition and monitoring solution.
- A service-oriented distributed monitoring and control solution for broadcast and on-demand services.