Harmonic’s MediaPrism™ and ProView™ 7000 Earn Top Honors in BGR’s Diamond Technology Reviews

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that two of its products have been honored for superior technical innovation in Broadband Gear Report’s (BGR) 2009 Diamond Technology Reviews. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000, part of the MediaPrism™ suite of tools for converged video delivery to any device, received a perfect score of five diamonds. According to BGR, a five-diamond rating indicates superb products that set new standards for performance and provide groundbreaking technical milestones. In addition, Harmonic’s ProView™ 7000 integrated receiver and stream processing platform received an excellent rating with a score of four diamonds.

“The Harmonic MediaPrism Convergence Suite and ProStream 4000 Multi-Screen Transcoder garnered superlative rankings from this year’s Diamond Technology Reviews panelists for the solution’s ability to help operators resolve some of the most difficult integration issues pertaining to the delivery of voice, video and data services to multiple devices,” Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief at BGR, said. “They viewed the platform as very timely as the industry moves to capture new revenue from both fixed and mobile infrastructures.”

The MediaPrism Convergence Suite with ProStream 4000 is the industry’s most comprehensive TV everywhere solution, providing operators with a suite of tools for real-time and offline content creation, transformation and multi-screen video delivery to the TV, PC, iPhone and other mobile devices.

“The Diamond Technology Reviews judges applauded the Harmonic ProView 7000 Integrated Receiver and Stream Processor for its flexibility and space-saving features. They were impressed by the combination of a scalable video receiver, DVB descrambler, multi-format decoder and MPEG stream processor into only 1-RU,” continued Hamilton.

The ProView 7000 integrated receiver and stream processing platform, receiving four-diamond recognition as an excellent product with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits, provides an ideal solution for digital turnaround processing (DTA), descrambling and decoding operations. The ProView 7000 platform features up to 2 DVB-S/S2 or 8VSB inputs, ASI and IP outputs in a compact and cost effective 1-RU system that reduces system costs as well as complexity.

This year’s panel of judges included industry and engineering experts from Armstrong, Cox Communications, Sunflower Broadband, Rogers Communications, Charter Communications and Suddenlink.

Harmonic’s unique and comprehensive portfolio of solutions that enable cable operators to deliver an expanding range of advanced video services solutions will be on display at Harmonic’s booth #11107 at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, taking place in Denver, Colorado, from October 28-30.

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 20 years of 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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