Harmonic Introduces Distribution Management System for Broadcast and Content Distribution Applications

Monday, April 12, 2010

Content Providers, Aggregators, Broadcasters and Service Providers Can Simplify Operations with New Control and Management Solution

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today introduced its new Distribution Management System (DMS), a control and management system for Harmonic’s distribution solutions. DMS enables over-the-air (OTA) in-band control of content distribution network elements including ProView™ 7000 receivers and ProStream™ 1000 stream processors. The new DMS solution is ideal for applications including content distribution to operators, affiliates and service providers, as well as distribution for digital terrestrial TV services.

Operators using Harmonic’s DMS can lower operating expenditures and eliminate the need for costly remote site visits by controlling the video distribution network from a single control system with advanced scheduling, configuration, software upgrade and inventory management capabilities. In addition, DMS provides support for blackout management and secure broadcast of video content over satellite and IP, helping service providers to protect content for delivery only to authorized recipients.

“Our new DMS solution enables content providers, aggregators and service providers to centralize and simplify management of services such as channel entitlements, local program switching and implementation of regional blackouts,” said Ran Ferster, Product Marketing Manager for Harmonic Inc. “This new product introduction extends our portfolio of high performance, high quality contribution and distribution solutions. DMS provides operators with a wide variety of benefits including lower cost and complexity with bulk control and management for the entire video channel lineup.”

Using the new Distribution Management System, hundreds of remotely located receivers can be easily configured and controlled using one central database. Harmonic’s ProView 7000 is the world’s first solution to combine a scalable video receiver, DVB descrambler, multi-format decoder, and MPEG stream processor in a single rack unit, and is an ideal solution for newsgathering, re-encoding, digital turnaround and IP headend applications.

Harmonic’s contribution and distribution solution set includes the ProView range of integrated receiver/decoders (IRDs); Ellipse SD and HD contribution encoders that are ideal for fixed or mobile contribution applications, including low-delay events and news coverage; and the new DMS in-band control system for ProView IRDs.

Harmonic’s ProStream 1000 platform is the industry’s most versatile and dense solution for stream processing functions including bulk scrambling/descrambling, re-encoding, transcoding, statistical multiplexing, forward error correction (FEC), variable to constant bit-rate conversion and single frequency network (SFN) transmission over IP.

Harmonic’s DMS solution will be on display as part of the company’s comprehensive range of video delivery solutions at NAB 2010 in Las Vegas, April 12-15, booth #SU7213.

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 contains 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: lowering operating expenditures and eliminating the need for costly remote site visits, and easily configuring and controlling hundreds of remotely located receivers using one central database.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters and the capabilities and benefits expected from DMS 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.