VOS360 Channel Origination Platform
Ingest

Live ingest for transcoding
Includes 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. The 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
Close 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 and multi-layer graphics support, all driven from a single playlist.

Graphics

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.

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.

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. You can add this on to any Harmonic product.

Encryption

Multi-CAS and Multi-DRM solutions for protecting your pay TV, OTT, and hybrid platforms.

AES and BISS provide scrambling for PayTV 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®360 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 VOS360 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.    

Delivery

Prepare and distribute content to your audience in a single platform. VOS360 optimizes scalability, availability, and distribution cost through multi-public CDN capability and on-premise edge streaming servers. Smart traffic routing is dynamically controlled by VOS360 so that the full multi-path delivery is offered as a single service with a simple per-GB pricing.

Delivery analytics are displayed through unified dashboards to give you a simple view of your service health and audience.

CloudLink

Harmonic CloudLink appliances are deployed in locations where live video sources are available and need to be transported securely and reliably into or from the cloud. CloudLink acts as a high-quality transport service for live video between the ground and VOS360.

CloudLink is monitored and managed by Harmonic as part of the VOS360 service and is fully configurable as a standalone user interface.

Standard and high-density CloudLink appliance models are defined to cope with different throughput requirements.

Redundant CloudLink appliances can be deployed for better source protection.

Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Thank you for your interest in our VOS360 Channel Origination & Distribution Platform. Please fill out the form to get in touch and start the conversation about how VOS360 could work for you. Someone in our sales team will be in touch within 1-2 business days.

Get In Touch

Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Thank you for your interest in our VOS360 Channel Origination & Distribution Platform. Please fill out the form to get in touch and start the conversation about how VOS360 could work for you. Someone in our sales team will be in touch within 1-2 business days.