Harmonic to Showcase Ultra HD, HEVC and Efficient Playout Technologies at CABSAT 2016
A key highlight at CABSAT 2016 will be Harmonic’s Electra X fully converged platform for broadcast and OTT delivery of SD, HD and UHD/4K content. As the world’s first encoder to support graphics, branding and playout functionalities, as well as industry-leading video quality and full-frame UHD/4K live encoding, Electra X revolutionizes video delivery. Electra X offers content and service providers market-leading video quality, unparalleled function integration and increased operational flexibility in a cost-effective appliance.
The family includes the 1-RU Electra X2, ideal for all SD and HD media processing applications, and the 2-RU Electra X3, designed specifically for UHD encoding. At the heart of both units is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, an advanced encoding technology that powers Electra X to deliver superior video quality at minimum bandwidth.
Harmonic’s Spectrum X next-generation media server system will also be demonstrated at CABSAT 2016. Spectrum X elevates the industry’s most trusted server platform to new levels of flexibility, efficiency and reliability. Designed for production and playout applications, Spectrum X eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O in the same chassis. The software-based system combines file, baseband and transport stream ingest with comprehensive integrated channel playout capabilities, including graphics and branding, DVE, master control switching and audio mixing.
Supporting a broad range of SD and HD formats, and software-upgradable to Ultra HD, the Spectrum X system can operate as a true channel-in-a-box solution, as an integrated channel playout server or as a conventional I/O server connected to Spectrum shared storage infrastructure or internal storage.
Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.