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ViBE CP6000

A third-generation contribution platform with optimal video quality


The ViBE® CP6000 contribution platform from Harmonic features superior video compression and is designed for maximum operational performance. Possessing encode and decode capabilities, the platform is suitable for a variety of applications, including contribution (backhaul) circuits from occasional venues, such as sports arenas; links between regional studios and a central playout facility; links from playout centers to regions and affiliates; and primary distribution to broadcast or over-the-top (OTT) headends.

Built on a modular 1-RU chassis, the ViBE CP6000 offers four hot-swappable slots that can be used to host MPEG encoding and decoding processing boards, or a DVB-S/S2/S2X modulator board for DTH applications. The system’s compact design addresses applications in which space and power consumption are critical factors. By delivering pristine video quality, the ViBE CP6000 also improves the end-user viewing experience.

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  • Modular 1-RU chassis with four hot-swappable slots
  • Up to eight SD/HD channels, four 1080p channels or one UHD channel per chassis
  • MPEG board configurable as encoder or decoder
  • From MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 to MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 10-bit, enabled by license
  • Multiplexer up to 400 Mbps


ViBE CP6000

Learn about the contribution platform with optimal video quality.

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ViBE CP6000 Features


With four slots and dual channels per MPEG processing board, the ViBE CP6000 offers up to eight SD or HD encoding or decoding channels per unit — a key advantage for contribution applications where space is paramount. The unit’s high density offers significant reduction on per-channel costs and power consumption.

Scalability & Agility

The ViBE CP6000 platform enables easy and cost-effective migration from legacy MPEG-2 SD to the latest MPEG-4 AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit video formats. Each of the four slots on the MPEG board can host a hot-swappable card that can function as an encoder or decoder, depending on the selected software license.

DTH Efficiency

To address satellite contribution applications, a DVB-DSNG/S/S2/S2X modulator board is available. All constellation modes are supported, and an extended symbol-rate range and low roll-off factor optimize transmission efficiency.

Future-Proof Platform

The modular architecture of the ViBE CP6000 and high-throughput connections between slots enable the platform to support next-generation technologies such as 1080p50/59.94, AVC-Intra, 3D and Ultra HD. High density and video quality, combined with low latency, permit mobile contribution without compromise