Latin American Ultra HD Market Heats Up With End-to-End Video Delivery Demonstration From Harmonic and Claro Chile
Utilizing the Electra™ X3 advanced media processor From Harmonic, Claro Chile Will Deliver 2160p60 Video to Sony UHD TV Sets
At the heart of this demo is Harmonic’s Electra™ X3 advanced media processor, the industry’s first converged media processor for UHD content with live, full-frame, full-GOP UHD encoding. Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, an advanced encoding technology that supports resolutions up to 2160p60 (HEVC Main 10) for broadcast and OTT multiscreen delivery, the Electra X3 enables superior video quality at minimum bandwidth.
Demo content will be sourced from NASA TV UHD, an ambient video channel that was recently launched by Harmonic and NASA, showing consumers the beauty of space and the various facets of NASA’s space program in stunning UHD. For instructions to gain access to the NASA TV UHD channel, and to view the trailer and other 4K clips, visit: http://info.harmonicinc.com/nasa-uhd.
“By partnering with Harmonic, we have joined forces with a company that sets the standard for innovation in Ultra HD production and delivery,” said Mariano Orihuela, director of residential markets at Claro Chile. “We look forward to bringing the very best in Ultra HD to our subscribers, elevating their entertainment experience to an entirely new level.”
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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 Dec.31, 2015, 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.