Harmonic Powers Japan’s First Live, Full-Frame 4K Ultra HD Channel for EHIME CATV
Using the Electra™ X Advanced Media Processor for HEVC Encoding, the Cable Operator Can Deliver Real-Time 2160p60 Video
“We are the first video infrastructure provider to offer a fully converged platform for broadcast and OTT delivery of UHD content,” said Dario Choi, regional vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, Harmonic. “The Electra X3 media processor offers an innovative approach to encoding, enabling operators like EHIME CATV to deliver full-frame, broadcast-ready content with the utmost video quality, to drive new revenue-generating services.”
At the heart of the Electra X3 media processor is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, an advanced encoding technology that supports resolutions up to 2160p60 with the HEVC 10-bit codec for broadcast and OTT multiscreen delivery. By providing high-quality, low-bandwidth HEVC encoding of UHD content for EHIME CATV’s live broadcast services, the Electra X3 helps the operator deliver amazing video quality to subscribers at sub 20-Mbps bit rates from a cost-effective 2-RU appliance.
Harmonic provides customers with comprehensive service and support programs, including system design, service deployment, technical support and network maintenance. World-class service plans and a global network of flexible and responsive support professionals help ensure that operators like EHIME CATV can deliver the ultimate live viewing experience.
Harmonic will demonstrate how the line of Electra X media processors revolutionize video delivery at BIRTV 2015, Aug. 26-29, in Beijing at booth 8A28 and at IBC2015, Sept. 11-15, in Amsterdam at booth 1.B20.
Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service and compelling total cost of ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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, 2014, 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.