Integrated Receiver-Decoder, Transcoder and Stream Processor
The industry’s most powerful IRD meets the industry’s leading video compression
Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging Harmonic expertise in Intelligent Function Integration™, the ProView 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 10-bit decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform, allowing content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs.
With an advanced and dense multichannel descrambler, the ProView 7100 simplifies the deployment of (or migration to) an all-IP headend solution and powers the launch of added-value services. The flexible hardware design is easily reconfigured with firmware upgrades, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC.
- Fully integrated platform combines all headend reception functionality with any-to-any remultiplexing
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 10-bit decoding
HEVC decoding of 1080p60 media
- Four TS descramblers with four integrated DVB-CI slots
- High-quality H.264-to-MPEG-2 transcoding with down-conversion option
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ProView 7100 Features
Simplified IP Headend Deployment
The flexible, high-density, multichannel ProView 7100 allows users to deploy an IP headend easily and cost effectively — and launch added-value services such as HD and video on demand with excellent video quality. ProView 7100 supports a rich set of input options that range from multiple DVB-S/S2 to IP and DVB-ASI.
A powerful and energy-saving solution, ProView 7100 performs multiformat video decoding with up to four stereo pairs of audio decoding, descrambles up to four transport streams, and transcodes up to eight channels — significantly lowering operating expenses.
The ProView 7100 offers integrated MPEG-2 4:2:0 8-bit, and AVC and HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit precision decoding for DVB-S/S2, DVB-ASI and IP applications, enabling content providers to decode content up to 1080p60 with pristine picture fidelity.
Versatile Capabilities, Reduced Bandwidth Requirements
ProView 7100 performs any-to-any transcoding of up to eight channels of H.264 to MPEG-2, allowing programmers to efficiently distribute superior-quality video content while using minimal satellite transponder capacity. Harmonic’s unique deterministic SFN remultiplexing (DSR) technology saves up to 90% of satellite or IP bandwidth and increases architecture flexibility in regional DVB-T SFN distribution networks.
Expanding Channel Lineup
By integrating DVB-S/S2 demodulation with the streaming of descrambled content over IP, ProView 7100 enables operators to quickly and cost-effectively launch new services while leveraging their existing IP or legacy ASI infrastructure.
User-Friendly System Management
The ProView 7100 can be simply configured through a stand-alone interface or with Harmonic’s NMX™ Digital Service Manager for mass configuring, monitoring and automated redundancy in centralized or distributed architectures. Large populations of ProView 7100 IRDs can also be centrally controlled with the Harmonic DMS™ video distribution management system.