Utilizing Electra™ XVM, the Industry’s First Completely Virtualized Media Processor, Kartina TV Improves Video Quality While Increasing Bandwidth Efficiency and Flexibility
“Currently, Kartina TV offers over 150 channels from countries located around the former Soviet Union, more than 2,000 on-demand movies and a large selection of HD channels. As we expand our OTT multiscreen offering, bandwidth efficiency, video quality and flexibility are key,” said Dimitri Dietrich, CTO, Kartina TV. “When tested against a variety of other solutions on the market, Harmonic’s Electra XVM virtualized media processor provided superior video quality, higher density and less power consumption. By offering a new approach to encoding, Harmonic enables us to distribute additional video content in a fraction of the time and cost by leveraging IT economics.”
The Electra XVM media processor provides video content and service providers with unparalleled function integration, increased operational flexibility and unlimited scalability. Virtual machine instances of the Electra XVM processor can be turned up or down dynamically on demand and leverage data center capacity according to the mix of tasks performed, from encoding to graphics, branding and playout. This high level of flexibility is provided to Kartina TV without compromising on video quality or functionality.
At the heart of the Electra XVM media processor is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™, a sophisticated software encoding core that supports multiple codecs (e.g., MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC), formats (e.g., SD, HD, and UHD) and encoding schemes (e.g., CBR, VBR and ABR), that allows Kartina TV maximum bandwidth efficiency, flexibility and superior video quality. Using the Electra XVM virtualized media processor alongside an MPEG-DASH packaging system, Katrina TV has unlocked additional workflow efficiencies and cost savings while ensuring a high-quality streaming video experience for subscribers on any viewing device.
At ANGA COM, stand 10.1/S10, in Cologne, Harmonic will showcase a range of video delivery solutions designed to bring increased operational efficiencies and cost savings to service providers and operators. 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.