Media processing & delivery from a single cloud-native software
Kubernetes, OpenStack, Openshift, and other bare-metal configurations
Optimize video delivery, expand your audience reach, and more
Media processing made simple with VOS Cloud-Native Software
Infrastructure agnostic video software for easy portability
VOS® Cloud-Native Software is created from the ground up as a cloud-native platform for video processing and delivery. It's built with docker containers and microservices, using Kubernetes orchestration.
The orchestrator connects and synchronizes all microservices for every workflow, end-to-end. Say goodbye to siloed systems.
Adapt VOS to your cloud of choice
Seamless integration with one user interface
Operate seamlessly on a wide range of COTS hardware and virtualization layers on both private data centers and public clouds. VOS operates perfectly with existing workflows or as a redundancy option.
Quickly access easy-to-use software features with a rich set of API capabilities through one intuitive user interface. It abstracts and manages IT infrastructures using load balancing mechanisms to optimize the use of your resources and manage redundancy with minimum overhead.
Shift your services based on needs
Adapt the services you deliver to your audiences or change the way your business operates. VOS allows you to add new services, like, network DVR, time-shift, live streaming and more.
You'll also have the ability to choose how your channels are delivered. You can run hybrid operations from satellite broadcasts with full stamux capabilitiy to OTT streaming.
VOS Cloud-Native applications
Broadcast in the cloud
SSAI & variants
VOS software technical specifications
Live ingest for transcoding
Includes uncompressed over IP (SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2110), slightly compressed (NMI), and compressed TS (MPEG-2, AVC, HEVC) sources, up to UHD.
Multi-bitrate TS live ingest for packaging (no transcoding)
Supports compressed TS AVC and HEVC sources. These streams can be received over managed networks (SMPTE-2022-1, 2022-2, 2022-7) and internet (SRT, DPR FEC). Also supports RTMP live inputs.
Closed caption, Teletext, DVB-Sub
MXF: AVC-I, AVC Long GOP, MPEG-2 Long GOP, XDCAM50
MP4: H.264 with AAC
MTS: MPEG-2 , H.264, with MPEG-2 layer 1, AAC or AC3
Originate linear channels from files as well as live sources and deliver them entirely in the cloud. Whether you integrate with your traffic system, or use a third-party control system, you maintain complete creative control.
Our approach supports native file formats, so there is no need to transcode content to a uniform format for playout. You can use a wide range of codecs and file formats common to video servers, including our own Spectrum™ server product line. And Harmonic supports file-to-live, live-to-file and live-live switching, multiple resolutions and multi-layer graphics support, all driven from a single playlist.
Our software supports static or dynamic logos, animations, templates, dynamic data, crawls, RSS feeds, DVEs/Squeeze backs, etc. Dynamic data sources include text files, RSS feeds, and database queries can encompass external services queries such as weather or social media services. Graphics templates offer scripting capabilities so you can create compelling graphical content to compliment your video.
You can uniquely brand each channel, including derivative channels, and channels for individual affiliates. Our approach lets you use standard Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools to author great graphics and visuals quickly and cost effectively.
Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™
This advanced transcoding technology supports SD, HD, and UHD formats, and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, and HEVC codecs for broadcast and OTT delivery, providing groundbreaking video quality at the lowest possible bit rates and latency.
Harmonic EyeQ™ content-aware encoding
Offers consistent, superior video quality for IPTV and OTT services, with up to a 50 percent reduction in bandwidth. This technology is built with artificial intelligence techniques to achieve better video quality at a lower bit rate and higher density.
Multi-CAS and Multi-DRM solutions for protecting your pay TV, OTT and hybrid platforms.
AES and BISS provide scrambling for pay TV and are integrated with major DVB Simulcrypt and DVB-CAS conditional access systems for content protection.
DRM for OTT, including FairPlay and PlayReady for HLS, Widevine and PlayReady for MPEG-DASH, MPEG-CENC for CMAF (MPEG-DASH + HLS), and PlayReady for HSS. HKMS, CPIX, and specific APIs interface with Key Management Systems (KMS).
Optimize storage and ease upgrades with the addition of new packaging features. All formats are supported so that your content can be seen on virtually any device or social platform.
Powerful subtitling conversions for optimizing your application rendering.
Low latency for streaming live sports with no delays compared to broadcasts.
Delivers the full range of storage and bandwidth scalability expected from cloud-based deployments, including supporting private copy nPVR and large VOD catalogs, and feeding the CDN.
Integrating VOS® origin with a third-party CMS solution is simple thanks to the VOS API, which comes with online documentation and samples. In addition, with the number of VOS integrations that have already taken place, it is very likely your CMS solution is already covered.
SCTE 224 Blackout Management and Dynamic Ad Insertions are based on the manifest manipulation extension of the origin, and cover modern content distribution and monetization workflows.
Advanced orchestration from end-to-end
The orchestrator connects and synchronizes all microservices for every workflow, end-to-end. You can say goodbye to the headache of siloed systems. Quickly access easy-to-use software features with a rich set of API capabilities through one intuitive user interface. It abstracts and manages IT infrastructures using load balancing mechanisms to optimize the use of your resources and manage redundancy with minimum overhead.
Easily adapt your media processing and delivery workflow to the cloud of your choice. Cloud portability and neutrality give your business the power to evolve.
Unify broadcast & OTT headend
Ensure high-quality and efficient service delivery across all screens, on any transport network, including IPTV, cable, satellite, DTT, and the Internet.
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Redundancy & service resilience
Leverage a robust solution with source protection and seamless switching to provide the high availability and maximum uptime your subscribers now expect.