Harmonic Enhances Broadcast Headend Network Management and Monitoring with NMX 6

Friday, September 10, 2010

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced NMX Digital Service Manager™ 6 (NMX 6), an enhanced network management solution that provides a powerful set of tools for monitoring and managing video processing and delivery systems. The new capabilities available with NMX 6—including an enhanced GUI, streamlined workflow management, improved alarm management and a comprehensive dashboard view—simplify service management and facilitate troubleshooting and analysis.

Key features and benefits of NMX 6 include:

  • Usability: An operator-friendly user interface offers intuitive navigation, an operator centric workflow, troubleshooting dashboard view, alarm correlation, Drag and Drop capabilities, and auto-connect network wizards for Harmonic’s FLEX™ and ACE™ video processing technologies. 
  • Performance: Service creation, configuration and system performance, including failover and recovery time, are improved by 50 percent or more in initial testing. System load time and map import/activation are also accelerated by 20 percent. 
  • Scalability: The total number of streams supported per server is doubled, with notable gains in the total number of devices supported as well.

“Leading broadcast, cable, telco and satellite video service providers around the world use Harmonic’s NMX Digital Service Manager to configure, control and monitor Harmonic and third-party video network elements,” said Marios Stylianou, Product Marketing Manager at Harmonic Inc. “NMX 6 is a significant evolution of our acclaimed network management system, and sets the bar with technically sophisticated management and control tools that improve flexibility and ease of operations. These enhancements allow operators to benefit from a very powerful management platform for service routing from ingest to delivery.”

Since its launch, NMX has been widely adopted by service operators to control and monitor more than 2,000 systems and 120,000 digital TV services worldwide. The new NMX 6 network management solution will be showcased at Harmonic’s stand #1.C61 during IBC 2010 in Amsterdam, September 10-14.

About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry’s most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic’s technical innovation and market leadership enable the company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio—including encoding, transcoding, content preparation, stream processing, asset management, edge processing, and delivery. Broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite and telecom service providers around the world choose Harmonic’s IP-based digital video, software, and broadband edge and access solutions. Using these award-winning and industry-leading solutions, operators can reduce costs and differentiate their services by offering consumers a higher quality, personalized multi-screen experience.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The Company’s customers, including many of the world’s largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: simplifying service management and facilitating troubleshooting and analysis; sophisticated management and control tools that improve flexibility and ease of operations; improvements in service creation, configuration and system performance, including failover and recovery time; acceleration in system load time and map import/activation; increase in the total number of streams supported per server and notable gains in the total number of devices supported.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic’s NMX Digital Service Manager™ 6 (NMX 6) and the anticipated benefits for customers may not materialize, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent Reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.