TTcomm, one of the largest suppliers of teleport satellite services in Central and Eastern Europe, has selected an integrated video processing solution from Harmonic to support its satellite television services. Leveraging Harmonic's high-density, scalable video infrastructure solutions, TTcomm customers can now deliver live and VOD channels to subscribers throughout Europe.
The solution leverages Harmonic's Electra universal encoder, integrated with FLEX dual decoder module, to provide MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC encoding for up to four statistically multiplexed SD and HD services. The Electra encoders were chosen with the aim of lowering TTcomm's capital and operating expenses, simplifying the launch of additional television services. The encoder features a scalable architecture, designed to grow as TTcomm's market requirements change.
Utilising the ProStream processor, the operator can support up to 64 services per statistically multiplexed pool, 16 pools per platform, and three pools within a single transport stream. The ProStream processor supports multiplexing and scrambling of DVB Simulcrypt as well as AES scrambling applications.
The solution of Electra encoders and ProStream processors is controlled by Harmonic's NMX Digital Service Manager video network management solution, which provides mass configuring, monitoring, and automated redundancy in centralised or distributed architectures.