Two new VOS systems for Harmonic6 September 2016
Two new VOS offerings – VOS Cloud and VOS 360 – are among the featured products on the Harmonic stand.
Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic, said: “With the VOS Cloud media processing platform, operators have the flexibility to deploy on public or private cloud infrastructure. Staying true to our open architecture solutions strategy, Harmonic allows our ecosystem partners to seamlessly integrate with VOS 360 to deliver a true end-to-end, OTT, SaaS platform in an elastic public cloud environment.”
Through capabilities such as time-shift TV, VOD and cloud DVR, both VOS cloud offerings enable service providers to generate instant revenue, according to Harmonic, without the traditional capex involved with building, maintaining and operating a new headend or data centre. Pay-as-you-go pricing for both offerings allows service providers to realise ROI in the shortest time possible, the company claims.
Encoding and transcoding functionality on the new VOS cloud offerings is powered by the Harmonic Pure Compression Engine.
Harmonic is also demonstrating a complete UHD HDR workflow, and new video-quality assessment technology for OTT workflows that it says maximises bandwidth efficiency while assuring that video quality targets are hit.
Also on show is Harmonic’s solution for ad insertion, playout and splicing at the edge of the network. It can be delivered via satellite or internet, and includes the ProView integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) and FUZE-1 playout system.