Infrastructure agnostic video software for easy portability

VOS® Media 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
You can deploy VOS on a private data center or public cloud with any of the major cloud providers. You can easily align VOS to your IT and business cloud preferences.
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.

You get it all with VOS Media Software

Our mission is to provide you with the right solution with the flexibility you need to deliver excellent video experiences. Deliver the live services your customers want with the advanced video software features in our VOS Media Software.

Portable to the cloud

Move video platforms from a private data center to the public cloud with ease

Powerful workflows

Connect and synchronize all microservices for every workflow

Complete compatibility

Supports a wide range of COTS hardware and virtualization layers

Cloud-native software

Built with docker containers and microservices, using Kubernetes orchestration

24/7/365 support

Dedicated teams to ensure the highest level of availability and maximum uptime

Backup with confidence

Activate your backup in minutes for maintenance or fire drills

VOS Media applications

VOS Media Software allows you to elevate your services and define the workflows your team is used to.
Cloud distribution
Distribute linear channels globally, securely and reliably using a public CDN, enabling stream customization and increased flexibility.
Video on-demand
Get a single platform to handle the complete video workflow to ingest your files or record your live sources to create VOD assets to immediately publish, and stream to your subscribers.
broadcast in the cloud
Broadcast in the cloud
Unify workflows and launch TV channels faster, with greater agility and flexibility by supporting ingest, transcoding, playout, branding, statmux and more.
SSAI & variants
Serve millions of concurrent users, and replace or insert pre-rolls and mid-rolls on your live, time-shifted or VOD streams with ease.
Live events
Deliver and monetize live events content at scale, with targeted advertising, pristine video quality and sophisticated blackouts management.

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.

Audio codecs

Closed caption, Teletext, DVB-Sub



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.

Cloud portability

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.


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.



Frequently asked questions

What is VOS Media Software used for?

VOS Media Software is an advanced software for video servers in private data centers, to process and deliver media content to every screen. It allows to easily align to your IT and business preferences, to run on your on-premises video servers.
The VOS Media solution is a comprehensive, software-based media processing platform that can be used to manage the video production and delivery workflow for broadcast and OTT applications over public or private cloud infrastructure. 

What is cloud computing for video processing and delivery?

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers for on-demand access to software and data management, including storage, processing, and archiving. All the tasks you carry out or manage on a local server, personal computer, or datacenter on-site can be performed with cloud compute technology off-site.

What are the services Harmonic offers for VOS Media Software?

Harmonic offers multiple services for VOS Media Software.
You will have access to VOS usage counters showing your remaining capacity, the ability to download software updates or upgrades, and to backup your VOS software configurations.
You get access to a dedicated customer success manager to ensure you have all of the support and information you need.
You will also have access to support 24/7/365 service availability, incident acknowledgment and Severity 1/2/3 response time. 

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