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Convergent Video Platform

Electra VS

A next-generation compression platform for all-IP environments

Electra VS won a fierce Innovation award

Tailored for all-new convergent applications such as multiscreen and over-the-top service delivery, as well as traditional IPTV and IP/cable delivery, the Electra VS platform from Harmonic enables video operators to expand the reach of their services with unprecedented versatility. The software-based system, which leverages the VOS Flex operating system, is available as a turnkey solution with hardware provided, as software only for running on standard COTS servers, or as fully virtualized for data center environments.

The Electra VS features live broadcast-quality encoding, innovative video preprocessing and faster-than-real-time file transcoding for all-IP environments. In addition to MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and HEVC transport streams, the Electra VS supports the major adaptive bitrate formats, including Adobe® Flash®, Apple® HLS, Microsoft® Smooth Streaming and MPEG-DASH.

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  • Best-in-class video quality
  • Support for live and file-based applications
  • Available as a turnkey, software-only or virtualized solution
  • Support for multiple video/audio codecs
  • Video resolution up to Ultra HD
  • Mosaic Generation Application



Electra VS

Learn about the next-generation compression platform for all-IP environments.

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Electra VS Features

Superior Video Quality

Service providers seek to offer their viewers the best possible video experience. Leveraging more than 15 years of best-in-class video quality and innovation in video compression algorithms, the Electra VS meets this requirement with stunning pictures for all delivery networks.

Multiscreen, Multi-Codec, Multiformat

Supporting the major audio/video codecs, including HEVC, Electra VS is ideal for all UHD broadcast delivery and OTT live and VOD streaming applications. Advanced capabilities include support for HDR, 10-bit processing, logo insertion, HEVC UHD decoding, and multi-machine synchronization to handle large UHD, multi-profile use cases.

Workflow Flexibility

Every video operator’s environment is unique, which is why the Electra VS possesses the flexibility to design workflows that meet an operator’s exact needs. Elementary processing modules can be combined with the integrated Workflow Builder to create applications such as a mosaic generator, a multi-channel voice-over application, and a multi-output transcoder. Any complex application can be quickly deployed with the click of a mouse.

Operational Excellence

The VOS Flex network management system that powers the Electra VS platform provides a comprehensive set of digital content delivery tools for configuration and control, workflow analysis and the monitoring of video distribution workflows, setting a new standard for operational excellence.