Harmonic at BIRTV 201210 Aug 2012
Harmonic's Workflow Demonstrated at BIRTV
Within the Harmonic booth, systems from across the company's product line will be integrated to demonstrate a complete workflow for over-the-top (OTT) services. At the front end of the workflow, MediaDeck™ and MediaCenter™ media servers with ChannelPort™ systems will facilitate playout of the SDI source with integrated channel branding and master control switching. The Omneon® MediaGrid™ V3.1 will provide central storage for the entire workflow, and encoding and other processing functions will be handled by the Electra® universal encoding platform, ProView™ 7100 integrated receiver-decoder, and ProMedia™ Live transcoder.
Products at BIRTV
ChannelPort™ is an integrated channel playout device for Spectrum™ media server systems. Combining channel branding and master control switching with clip playout on the industry's most trusted media server platform, the modular ChannelPort enables broadcasters, content owners, and service providers to speed the cost-effective deployment of new television channels through a simple incremental upgrade to their existing Spectrum architecture.
ChannelPort is a next-generation branded playout solution that combines clip playout functionality with critical channel-branding capabilities to simplify integration and workflow, lower equipment purchase expenditures, and reduce maintenance and operations costs. Because ChannelPort modules fit seamlessly into existing Spectrum media server systems and can be added incrementally at a very competitive price, broadcasters can extend their channel lineups quickly and with confidence. Support for a broad range of automation systems offers users the freedom to work with an existing solution — or choose a new one that's best for their workflows.
Electra® Encoding Platform
The market-leading Electra® multicodec, multiformat video encoding platform for broadcast, satellite, telco, and cable operators simultaneously supports broadcast, cable, and IPTV applications in a 1-RU chassis. Electra encoders deliver HD and SD video services using Harmonic's proven MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 compression algorithms, and each module supports flexible combinations of up to four SD/HD inputs, with up to eight broadcast output profiles with CBR or VBR. Electra systems maximize bandwidth efficiency and channel density in both baseband and IP workflows. Their superior video quality and multifunction capabilities combine to provide a flexible, open, and scalable architecture that integrates easily with existing broadcast infrastructure and enables new services while lowering capital and operating expenses.