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European debut for Spectrum X

Taking its european vow at IBC2015 is the Spectrum X advanced media server system from Harmonic.

According to the company, Spectrum X elevates the ‘industry’s most trusted server platform to new levels of flexibility, efficiency and reliability’.

Designed for production and playout applications, Spectrum X is claimed to ease the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis. The software-based system leverages Harmonic’s VOS technologies and combines file, baseband and transport stream ingest with integrated channel playout capabilities, including graphics and branding, DVE, master control switching and audio mixing.

Supporting a broad range of SD and HD formats, and upgradable to Ultra HD, the Spectrum X system can operate as a true Channel in a Box solution, as an integrated channel playout server, or as a conventional I/O server connected to Spectrum shared storage infrastructure or internal storage.

According to Harmonic, the server is an easy-to-deploy, 1RU ingest and playout system for up to four channels that fits into any existing broadcast infrastructure. It can be operated as an SDI server within a conventional SDI infrastructure, an IP-based system or a hybrid of the two.

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