A topic of discussion with IBC visitors on the Harmonic stand is the company’s recent announcement that it has expanded the Ellipse 3000 family of contribution encoders for digital satellite newsgathering and fixed contribution applications.
The new Ellipse 3102 and Ellipse 3202 contribution encoders offer a range of advanced capabilities, including 4:2:2 10-bit encoding of 1080p60 content and dual power supplies. The Ellipse 3202 is claimed to be the industry’s first DSNG encoder with an integrated modulator that supports both the new DVB Carrier ID (DVB-CID) standard for reducing interference between satellite signals, and the new DVB-S2X specification for improving performance of DVB-S2 satellite digital broadcasting.
“In an ever-changing technology landscape, Harmonic understands the specific requirements of broadcasters. Our unique video-focused technology portfolio reflects this by providing a complete solution, from contribution through distribution and delivery,” said Yaniv Sibony, senior product manager at Harmonic. “The newest members of our Ellipse contribution encoder family continue the tradition by providing excellent video quality, efficiency, flexibility, and reliability at a competitive price point, making them ideal for a variety of content contribution applications. As the industry’s first DSNG encoder to support the next-generation DVB-S2X and DVB-CID standards, the Ellipse 3202 encoder also ensures that broadcasters are ready for the future.”