VOS Cloud-Native Software
Ingest

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.

Audio codecs
AAC, AC3,

Data
Closed caption, Teletext, DVB-Sub

Files

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

Playout

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, distribution platforms and target devices, all driven from a single playlist.

Graphics

Our software supports static and animated graphics from external data sources such as databases, RSS feeds, social media, and inputs from control systems 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.

Transcoding

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.

Encoding

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.

Encryption

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).

Packaging

Maximize 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.

Origin

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.    

 

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Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Thank you for your interest in our VOS Cloud-Native Software. Please fill out the form to get in touch and start the conversation about how VOS could work for you. Someone in our sales team will be in touch within 1-2 business days.