Your all-in-one, flexible transcoder

Deliver high-quality video comfortably within your budget with the flexible Electra® XT High-Density Transcoder 2 RU appliance. Seamlessly integrate the highly customizable Electra XT into your workflow needs thanks to the modular architecture and advanced feature set.
Any-to-any transcoding capabilities

Transcode audio and video content from any format to any other format with the Electra XT. For video, the device supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC decoding and encoding in SD and HD resolutions.

A wide range of audio codecs is also addressed, including MPEG-1 Layer II, Dolby® Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), AAC-LC and HE-AAC v1/v2 in mono, stereo and surround modes.

High density and scalability

You can transcode up to 288 channels per platform by leveraging built-in video compression algorithms.

It is designed with efficiency in mind and supports operator business growth with a modular architecture that accommodates up to nine hot-swappable audio/video processing modules.

Transcoding with Electra XT

Use this all-in-one solution to transcode up to 250 channels per chassis, add user-defined text and logo insertions, as well as automatically control loudness. The efficient Electra XT is just what you need if you are looking for a customizable appliance with an advanced API. 

All major codecs

Support MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC

Added value features

Audio leveling, logo and text insertion, statmux and OTT packaging

Fast deployment

Configure hundreds of services in mere minutes


Redundancy with a modular, flexible system and a simple user interface

Broadcast to OTT

A workflow editor for any application including custom use cases


Up to 250 channels transcoded simultaneously in one box

Electra XT technical specifications


1G/10G interfaces with VLAN support: Media ports x4 10GigE (SFP+), x8 GigE

Transports stream, RTMP

Packaged output (HLS, DASH, MSS)

Audio/Video processing

Video codecs
MPEG-2, H.264, HEVC, passthrough

Audio codecs
MPEG-1 Layer II, AAC (LC/HE v1 & v2), Dolby, AC-3 & E-AC-3, passthrough

SCTE-27 to DVB subtitles, EIA-608, EIA-708, EBU Teletext, SCTE-20, passthrough

Advanced processing

Slate, logo, crawling text insertion, frame rate conversion, statistical multiplexing

Loudness control, 5.1 → 2.0 downmix

OTT packaging, SCTE-35 & ESAM support

Built-in redundancy, load balancing, built-in UI, graphical workflow editor, external API, SNMP


Control & supervision

Dual redundant management ports 1 GigE

Web GUI (https)

SNMP v1, V2c


NTP v4 for NTP server configuration


2-RU chassis

Dual hot-swappable and redundant AC or DC PSU

Five hot-swappable and redundant fans

Two hot-swappable 1G/10G switches

Up to nine hot-swappable processing modules


Electra XT is ideal for all your transcoding needs

High-density OTT delivery

Deliver the content your customers are looking for. Electra XT allows you to create OTT channels within your budget. 

Dynamic ad-insertion

The Electra XT allows you to customize and insert dynamic ads into your content streams to reach new audiences. 

Disaster recovery backup

Prepare your channels to be covered at all times. This appliance can be adapted to be the perfect fit for on-premise redundancy.


Frequently asked questions

Which Harmonic products should I pair with Electra XT?

The Electra XT integrates perfectly with the VOS360 Video SaaS Platform.

What kind of services are available for Electra XT?

You can get assistance from the Harmonic Technical Assistance Center for all your support questions and issues. The fastest and most efficient way is through our OneCare Portal.
Otherwise, you can reach the team by phone, through chat, or by reporting your issue. 

How can I get assistance with my Electra XT?

At Harmonic, we offer multiple different services for all our products. Our team can guide you through our services to create a package that works for your business including, professional services, service level agreements, technical support and training for your team. 

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