Harmonic to Showcase Broad Range of Video Delivery Solutions at Four Industry Events in March

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Market Leader to Demonstrate Broadcast and Multi-Screen Video Solutions at Satellite 2010, CCBN, Convergence India and IPTV World Forum

Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it will showcase its high performance solutions for broadcast video delivery and converged multi-screen services at four industry tradeshows around the world in March. The company will kick off the series with Satellite 2010 taking place March 16-18 in National Harbor, Maryland, followed by a trio of exhibitions March 23-25: CCBN in Beijing, Convergence India in New Delhi, and IPTV World Forum in London.

Key demonstrations at all of the exhibitions will include:

  • Harmonic’s contribution and distribution solutions, including low-latency Ellipse™ encoders and ProView™ HD/SD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) integrated receiver/decoders 
  • The market-leading Electra® 8000 multi-channel, multi-format HD/SD compression platform 
  • The MediaPrism™ Convergence Suite, the industry’s most comprehensive suite of tools for real-time and offline content ingest, transformation, distribution and delivery to the TV, PC and mobile devices

At Satellite 2010 in booth 1340, Harmonic will highlight its contribution, distribution and headend solutions including low-latency newsgathering, high quality HD powered by the Electra 8000, broadcast convergence for multi-screen viewing and ground-breaking ACE™ any-to-any transcoding technology for broadcast services.

In addition to the demonstrations at Satellite 2010, David Price, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Communications at Harmonic, will moderate the “MPEG-4 versus MPEG-2: Choosing the Standard That’s Right for You” session on Tuesday, March 16 at 3:00 pm and will speak on the topic of “Advanced Satellite Coding and Modulation: A CAPEX-for-OPEX Balancing Act” on Wednesday, March 17 at 3:15 pm.

At the CCBN (China Content Broadcasting Network) exhibition in booth 2404, Harmonic will demonstrate a full range of solutions, including low-latency contribution encoding and reception, HD and SD video compression, multiplexing, and converged video delivery. Harmonic’s cable edge and access solutions including the market-leading NSG™ 9000 edgeQAM and a range of HFC access systems will also be on display.

At Convergence India in booth C110, key demonstrations will include Harmonic’s industry-leading contribution/distribution and digital headend solutions, video-on-demand, Rhozet™ offline transcoding and multi-screen video delivery.

At IPTV World Forum in booth 85, Harmonic’s convergence suite for TV, PC, over-the-top and mobile video will be on display, alongside Harmonic’s Rhozet universal transcoding and a hybrid IP headend powered by Electra, ProStream™ and ProView products.

In addition to the demonstrations at IPTV World Forum, Thierry Fautier, Senior Director of Convergence Solutions at Harmonic, will speak at the “Leadership Insight: The Realities of Mobile TV” session on Wednesday, March 24th at 11:40 am.

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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