Harmonic Extends Edge Processing Leadership with More than One Million QAMs Shipped

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

 Harmonic’s Edge Processing Solutions are deployed by 18 out of 20 of the Largest MSOs in the United States and Tier 1 Cable Service Providers Worldwide

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it has extended its leadership position in the edgeQAM market, with the shipment of more than one million QAMs to cable service providers worldwide. Harmonic’s edgeQAM technology powers video-on-demand (VOD), broadcast, switched digital video (SDV), modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and cable IPTV services that serve more than 50 million cable TV subscribers around the world. Eighteen of the 20 largest MSOs in the United States, in addition to Tier 1 MSOs in Europe and Asia, have deployed Harmonic’s NSG™ edgeQAMs.

“The NSG’s top market-share position is driven by Harmonic’s continuous commitment to product excellence and ongoing technology innovation in the edgeQAM category. We have a strong roadmap for the future and are developing advanced solutions designed to meet our customers’ needs for density, performance and ease of operation,” said Gil Katz, Senior Director of Cable Solutions at Harmonic.

“As a pioneer in the edge QAM market, Harmonic has helped the cable industry develop increasingly sophisticated digital video services and products over the past decade,” said Alan Breznick, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading. “With edge QAM technology continuing to develop rapidly, it will be very interesting to see what next-gen video products and services emerge.”

Harmonic’s latest generation NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM is a high density system that offers the industry’s best RF performance and serves as a highly integrated digital video gateway, capable of performing multiplexing, encryption, QAM modulation, and RF upconversion for video and data streamed over an HFC network.

Harmonic’s NSG platform—the world’s first edgeQAM, introduced in 2000—is in use by hundreds of operators worldwide and has garnered multiple industry accolades, including an Internet Telephony IPTV Excellence Award, an IPTV World Series Award, a SCTE UK Technical Innovation of the Year Award, and a prestigious 4-diamond rating from Broadband Gear Report.

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 Sunnyvale, 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: ongoing technology innovation and meeting our customers’ needs for density, performance and ease of operation.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic’s edgeQAMs 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.