The combined Harmonic/Thomson Video Networks is now transforming the future of video production and delivery with Ultra HD High Dynamic Range, HEVC, cloud and advanced CCAP solutions.
At ANGA COM, where it will be present at booth 10.1/S10, delegates will be able to see it demonstrate an UHD and HDR solution for cable distribution for cable operators that allows them to deliver live and VOD content to any screen, with industry-leading video quality of up to 4K HDR, at a low total cost of ownership. The demo will include an end-to-end implementation of the DVB CSA3 encryption standard via Cisco HDR-capable set-top boxes.
The UHD solution from Harmonic includes the NSG Exo distributed CMTS system, ViBE 4K real-time encoder, ViBE VS7000 video system and ProMedia X Origin streaming media server, with packaging on-the-fly and origination capabilities to reduce operators’ storage and service costs.
As part of the demo, the company will use footage from the NASA TV UHD channel, showcasing space in high-resolution images and video created using a complete UHD delivery system from Harmonic.
The company will also showcase two new VOS offerings powered by the cloud — VOS Cloud and VOS 360. An extension of Harmonic’s VOS software-based media-processing platform, VOS Cloud enables content and service providers to manage the video production and delivery workflow for broadcast and OTT applications via standard IT hardware over public or private cloud infrastructures.
Harmonic’s VOS 360 professional cloud media-processing service (www.vos360.tv) provides operators with a software-as-a-service solution that is hosted in the public cloud and maintained and monitored by Harmonic, enabling customers to launch revenue-generating, broadcast-quality OTT services in a matter of minutes.
Also demoed will be the latest work from its research group with an adaptive bitrate delivery use case showing up to 50% bandwidth savings over the company’s currently shipping AVC compression.
Finally, it will showcase the high-efficiency encoding capabilities of the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, an advanced encoding technology that delivers superior video quality at minimum bandwidth.
At ANGA COM 2016, PURE Compression will be used to encode up to 12 high-quality HD AVC channels in a single broadcast QAM.