Video Stream Processor & Gateway
Part of a complete software-based, broadcast-ready solution for encoding & stream processing of IP and ASI video
The Harmonic ProStream® X video stream processor and gateway leverages advances in IT infrastructure to provide high-performance, high-throughput stream processing for mission-critical MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC delivery applications. The platform possesses a variety of advanced video processing capabilities, including multiplexing, scrambling, splicing and blackout switching. Featuring 10 Gbps throughput, it also serves as a high-capacity video gateway. ProStream X runs on a 1-RU, COTS Intel® appliance and pairs with the Harmonic Electra™ X2 advanced media processor to deliver a compact, software-based solution for encoding and distributing superior-quality IP video streams.
- Multiplexing and scrambling of up to 2,000 simultaneous SD, HD or UHD broadcast services
- High-throughput 10-Gbps video gateway
- DVB CSA3, DVB CSA2 and AES scrambling
- Advanced IP video multiplexing
- Live-to-live splicing
Learn more about our software-based, broadcast-ready solution for encoding & stream processing of IP and ASI video.
ProStream X Features
ProStream X offers the choice of quad 1-GbE, dual 10-GbE or ASI I/O. The high-throughput 10-GbE option supports up to 2,000 simultaneous multiplexing and scrambling services. Gateway capabilities include socket address flipping, ASI-to-IP conversion and IP mirroring.
ProStream X is the industry’s first stream processor to support 128-bit DVB CSA3 encryption, integrated and certified by Cisco and Irdeto, making it the most secure stream processing solution for distributing UHD broadcast services. DVB CSA2, IPTV AES and BISS scrambling are also supported.
Harmonic’s Flextream™ IP (formerly DiviTrackIP™) option integrates statistical multiplexing and IP switching by connecting ProStream X systems with remote Harmonic Electra X2 encoders across a LAN or WAN, allowing any ProStream X in the network to efficiently manage the encoders’ statmux pools.
ProStream X supports both live-to-live and live-to-file splicing. Live-to-live splicing allows ProStream X to switch between main and alternative live feeds seamlessly, with no ETR 290 errors at output. Live-to-file splicing allows the system to seamlessly insert a file, such as an advertisement, into a live feed.
“Pay As You Grow” Scalability
As processing needs evolve, the software-based ProStream X platform makes it easy to incrementally add or upgrade I/O modules and firmware licenses, simplifying scalability and extending the system’s value.