Harmonic High-Density Transcoder Powers 200-Channel HD/SD IPTV Service in Tennessee

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Harmonic High-Density Transcoder Powers 200-Channel HD/SD IPTV Service in Tennessee

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative of McMinnville, Tenn., has selected the Harmonic ProStream™ 1000 with ACE® high-density, real-time transcoder to power HD and SD video for its 200-channel HD and SD IPTV service.

“The ProStream 1000 with ACE delivers the video quality, functionality, and reliability to make it possible to expand our digital TV services successfully and cost-effectively, allowing us to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art IPTV services to rural areas,” said Ray Cantrell, chief technology officer at Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative.

The ProStream 1000 with ACE real-time transcoding solution provides Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative with “any-to-any, any-to-many” support for HD and SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video and audio transcoding of up to 20 HD or 60 SD channels, as well as ASI to IP multiplexing, in a compact and power-efficient one rack unit (1 RU) chassis. The platform’s high density enables Ben Lomand to meet growing demand for digital TV services, while lowering capital and operating expenses through reduced power consumption and rack space.

“Harmonic’s extensive IPTV deployment experience allowed us to provide Ben Lomand with a powerful, highly-efficient solution that scales with their business needs,” added Chris White, manager of telco sales in North America for Harmonic Inc.

The ProStream 1000 with ACE is a widely deployed solution, supporting more than 18,000 channels worldwide. In addition to its superior transcoding performance, the ProStream 1000 advanced stream processing core includes enhanced multiplexing and scrambling capabilities.

About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) provides infrastructure that powers the video economy. The company enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated video services for television and new media platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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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 ProStream™ 1000 with ACE product. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that ProStream 1000 with ACE does not meet some or all of its anticipated capabilities or does not provide some or all of its anticipated benefits, such as an increase in video quality, the ability to meet growing demand for digital TV services on a cost-effective basis, a reduction in capital spending and operating expenses, and scalability.

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 December 31, 2010, 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.