Advanced Compression Performance
The Harmonic Hierarchical LookAhead™ multi-pass encoding architecture employs market-leading ASIC and programmable DSP/FPGA technologies to provide superior video quality at the lowest possible bitrates. This silicon architecture also provides high-quality deinterlacing.
Integrated Secondary Output
A secondary output on Electra 9200 effectively doubles encoder capacity while offering support for hybrid applications such as down-converting the main channel from HD to SD, or providing a primary VBR channel and a secondary CBR channel (or vice versa).
Internal Video Crosspoint Router
A flexible internal video router can feed any Electra 9200 processing module from any SDI or compressed source, reducing system complexity and increasing operational flexibility.
Dual Power Supplies
Optional redundant, hot-swappable power supplies offer high reliability and simplified serviceability, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
Industry-Leading Preprocessing Technology
Integrated noise-reduction capabilities—including Harmonic’s signature motion-compensated temporal filtering (MCTF), mosquito-noise reduction and sharpening, and adaptive deblocking filter—dramatically improve encoding quality.
The Electra 9200 streamlines system architectures and reduces the hardware footprint with DiviTrackMX™, Harmonic’s widely deployed integrated statistical multiplexing solution.
High-Quality Integrated Decoding Option
The FLEX® dual decoder option delivers highly flexible video and audio decoding capabilities for Electra and Ion™ encoders. A single FLEX module decodes up to two incoming channels of H.264 or MPEG-2 in either SD or HD 4:2:0 formats, eliminating dependency on ingress formats. FLEX can deliver precompressed video to any Electra or Ion encoder, and supports both ASI and IP inputs.
Comprehensive Audio Tools
The Electra 9200 supports embedded audio and natively encodes up to three stereo pairs (or a single multichannel encode) of MPEG-1 Layer II audio. Dolby® Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) and Dolby E audio can be passed through, and AC-3 and AAC/HE-AAC encoding is available via firmware license. Optional audio input modules can extend the Electra 9200’s functionality and density to address a variety of audio processing scenarios, including transcoding from Dolby E sources, and transcoding from AC-3 to E-AC-3. Integrated Jünger Level Magic™ automatically eliminates audio level changes both within a channel and when switching from one channel to another.
Easy-to-Use System Management
Electra 9200 encoders are easily configured through a standalone web interface or with the Harmonic NMX™ Digital Service Manager video network management solution.
Improved Serviceability and Reduced Maintenance Costs
A modular design incorporating field-replaceable power supply, fan assembly and processing modules results in a solution that is easy and cost-effective to service.