Harmonic will demonstrate a series of solutions that aim to optimise the production and delivery of video services in the broadcast, pay-TV, and new media environments. The company will unveil new solutions and feature sets including ATSC 3.0-ready Electra and Spectrum product line. Harmonic
will also feature a live 4K Ultra HD 2160p60 demonstration.
The ATSC 3.0-ready Electra universal multifunction, multiformat encoding platform featuring high density audio encoding capabilities, will be on display, as will a primary distribution solution built on the Harmonic DMS video distribution management system and a new ProView IRD.
Harmonic also will show its multiscreen ad insertion solution, which leverages the ProMedia family and ProStream with ACE broadcast and multiscreen transcoder and integrates with advertising partners. The solution aims to give operators a straightforward and cost-effective way to generate a return on their multiscreen investment.
Also at NAB will be enhancements to the Spectrum media server product line, including the Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout system, which augments ingest, storage, and playout broadcast workflows. ChannelPort's performance includes high-density playout of four SD/HD channels per RU, dual DVE capabilities, and compatibility with a range of automation systems. Harmonic also will showcase collaborative editing and 4K editing on the Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system.
"During the 2014 NAB Show, the products and solutions demonstrated at our booth will highlight the operational efficiencies, cost savings, and amazing video quality that operators can achieve by leveraging an integrated solution from Harmonic," said Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer at Harmonic.