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Commercial Integrated Receiver-Decoder

ProView 8100

High-quality, all-purpose decoding and descrambling for day-to-day primary distribution


The first member of the all-new Harmonic ProView™ 8000 family of integrated-receiver-decoders, the ProView 8100 single-channel commercial decoder and descrambler is a compact, fully featured unit for general-purpose primary distribution applications.

With the ProView 8100, migrating to an all-IP headend and powering the launch of value-added services has never been easier. Users can receive DVB-S/S2, IP or ASI signals, decode SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC transport streams to baseband, descramble encrypted programs, and output content to analog or digital. Reception of broadcast-quality video over the Internet is also supported. Harmonic’s superior video quality and low latency ensure the timely distribution of content at resolutions up to 1080p50/60.

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  • Single-channel SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC decoding and descrambling
  • DVB-S/S2, DVB-ASI and IP input
  • Simultaneous HD-SDI and SD-SDI output
  • High-quality, integrated frame-rate conversion and down-conversion
  • 3G HD-SDI output supports 1080p60 workflows


ProView 8100

Learn more about high-quality, all-purpose decoding and descrambling for day-to-day primary distribution.

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ProView 8100 Features


The ProView 8100 receiver-decoder brings advanced features more often seen in high-end professional contribution IRD designs to the general-purpose distribution IRD market. Integrating multi-format decoding and multi-program descrambling capabilities, the unit streamlines system architectures at an attractive price, making it an ideal choice for CAPEX investment.

OPEX Friendly

Housing a multi-format decoder and descrambler in a 1-RU chassis, the ProView 8100 is perfectly suited for operators mindful of their energy cost and rack space.

Business Continuity

The trend towards HD and MPEG-4 AVC content distribution creates business continuity issues with legacy receivers. The ProView 8100 can be repurposed via firmware upgrades for different uses and new applications, such as migration from SD MPEG-2 to HD AVC.

Expanding Channel Lineups

Integrating DVB-S/S2 demodulation and the ability to stream descrambled content over IP, the ProView 8100 enables operators to quickly and cost-effectively launch new services by leveraging their existing IP or legacy ASI infrastructure.

Workflow Flexibility

The general-purpose design of the ProView 8100 allows the unit to be used in a wide range of solutions, including basic monitoring up to and including end-point delivery in distribution networks.

Rich Set of Interfaces

The 1-RU ProView 8100 includes a choice of two or four independent RF ports, DVB-ASI and IP inputs and outputs, and 3G HD-SDI and HDMI outputs. The unit also supports extraction of encapsulated video content as Multiprotocol Encapsulation (MPE) data for offline distribution.

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