Harmonic Expands VOS™ Offerings, Driving Momentum Toward Cloud-Native Infrastructure
7 of 10 Largest DTH Operators Use Software-Based Media Processing Solutions Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™
The newest members of the VOS family — the Electra™ VS broadcast and multiscreen encoder (formerly Thomson Video Networks ViBE VS7000), Electra XT Xtream™ high-density transcoder (formerly Thomson ViBE XT1000) and Spectrum™ XE playout system (formerly Thomson FUZE-1) — are all powered by VOS Flex, the underlying technology for Harmonic virtualized and appliance-based “X” systems. Adding the software-based Thomson products to the VOS Flex ecosystem results in the industry’s broadest portfolio of multi-platform, codec-agnostic products, all designed to simplify workflows, reduce CAPEX and OPEX, and accelerate the launch of new revenue-generating services.
All VOS offerings feature the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, a software-based encoding and transcoding technology that delivers industry-leading video quality at low bitrates. PURE Compression provides support for a wide range of formats, codecs and encoding schemes to enable broadcast-quality video for all OTT services. MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs are offered, as are SD, HD and Ultra HD content formats — including constant, variable and adaptive bitrate streaming.
Harmonic will highlight its VOS offerings, including the new cloud-native VOS Cloud media processing solution and VOS 360 media processing service (www.vos360.tv), at IBC2016 stand 1.B20, taking place Sept. 9-13 in Amsterdam. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.