On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Harmonic

Harmonic | Booth SU810|

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.

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.

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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