IBC 2007 (Stand 1.361)
Compression and headend specialist Harmonic will use IBC to show its enhanced platform for video-on-demand (VOD) and time-shifted TV, an integrated range of IP-based video delivery solutions that enable service providers to offer consumers a more powerful and personalized video experience.
The package includes IP-based statistical multiplexing and advanced MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 compression for SD/HD video, advanced stream processing technologies including re-encoding, digital mosaics, bulk scrambling/descrambling, SFN over IP and forward error correction Program and ad insertion solutions, and the fruits of its distribution systems department, high-capacity HFC access network and cell tower backhaul solutions.
Harmonic’s recent acquisition Rhozet will be exhibiting at its own booth in production Hall 7, but expect to see some integration effort on the Rhozet transcoding software adding transcoding for IPTV, broadband and mobile platforms into the Harmonic head-ends, as well.
Harmonic also promises to show off a next generation 1080p HD technology demo.
“The video industry is experiencing significant growth in Europe, thanks to the increasing demand for HD, on-demand and Internet-based video,” said Tom Lattie, director of satellite and broadcast solutions for Harmonic Inc. “We continue to improve bandwidth efficiency and optimise the network infrastructure with our IP-based video processing, edge and access solutions, which have been deployed by the leading cable, satellite and telco operators around the world.”