Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced interoperability of the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system with the Adobe® Anywhere for video collaborative workflow platform. Integration of the two products enables media organizations to centralize and manage media delivery services from a primary location while giving users of Adobe professional video tools the benefit of collaborating remotely with fast response times and the best available quality that can be delivered over the available network connection.
“Adobe Anywhere brings together teams of talent to collaborate and create productions from virtually any location where there is network connectivity. Many editors say now, even in remote environments that don’t have high bandwidth, the combination of MediaGrid and Adobe Anywhere makes it possible to edit efficiently,” said Michael Coleman, senior product manager, collaborative workflows, professional video at Adobe. “Today’s announcement ensures users can tap into the full potential of the Adobe Anywhere to enable truly effective remote editing workflows.”
Adobe Anywhere is a modern collaborative workflow platform that empowers users of Adobe professional video solutions to work together, using centralized media, across standard networks. The MediaGrid shared storage system provides the bandwidth performance and storage capacity needed to support the on-demand adaptive bitrate transcoding used by Adobe Anywhere transcode engines to stream content over bandwidth connections that may lack performance normally needed to edit centrally stored high-resolution, high-quality images.
Providing a compelling alternative to remote editing solutions that rely on low-resolution proxy material, non-real-time file transfers, or even the exchange of hard drives, the integration of the MediaGrid system with Adobe Anywhere offers significant time savings while eliminating compromises in resolution, image, and sound quality. By minimizing the hardware and support needed by satellite sites, the solution also simplifies administration and management tasks while reducing CAPEX and OPEX expenditures.
Together, Adobe Anywhere and MediaGrid are ideal for editing applications in news, production, postproduction, or any other situation in which collaborative workflows or media access is limited by or unsuitable for traditional edit-in-place operations.
“This integrated solution takes full advantage of the MediaGrid storage system’s ability to deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency performance to attached I/O devices,” said Tom Lattie, vice president of product management, at Harmonic. “MediaGrid provides known and sustainable performance, delivering bandwidth consistently and at the same throughput level whether storage is 1 percent or 99 percent full. The exceptional bandwidth performance of the storage system allows users to maximize the performance of the Adobe Anywhere solution and, in turn, to realize a host of other operational benefits stemming from efficient and reliable collaborative editing workflows.”
Harmonic’s line of advanced broadcast and multiscreen solutions, including the MediaGrid shared storage system, will be featured at Harmonic’s stand 1.B20 during IBC2013 in Amsterdam, Sept. 13-17. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s MediaGrid storage system. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the MediaGrid storage system may not meet some or all of its anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of its anticipated benefits, such as exceptional bandwidth performance, and the realization of efficient and reliable collaborative editing workflow.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.