Tag: video

Gearing Up for ANGA COM 2015

This year at ANGA COM 2015, Harmonic will showcase a comprehensive range of solutions designed to bring increased operational efficiencies and cost savings to service providers and operators in the broadband, cable and satellite industries. Through an integrated Harmonic solution that includes edgeQAM, CCAP and distributed CCAP systems as well as HEVC, enhanced AVC compression…

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HDR for Only HD Services?

SMPTE’s “Bits or Bucks” panel discussion on HDR/WCG for HD or 4K UHD took the concepts discussed in last week’s Harmonic blog entry: “Just How bright will your next TV be?” to a whole new dimension. As is the way in video, we’re working on the next big thing in advance of completing the existing…

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Is UHD Ready for Prime Time?

The readiness of UHD to address the needs of up and coming channel launches is the key issue being asked by content producers, broadcasters, content aggregators and infrastructure providers. So what’s the answer and how will UHD be presented to viewers? Upgrading existing HD channels to UHD is probably some way off, but that doesn’t…

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Gigabit Throughput for MDUs

Telecom operators have historically had two tools available to them to connect broadband and video services to subscribers: fiber and copper. The most common approach to broadband delivery involves the use of a DSLAM that connects the DSL network to the subscriber over a digital fiber link, with twisted-pair copper covering the last mile to…

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Virtualization in Broadcast

Virtualization is now mainstream in data centers with up to 70% adoption. Broadcast architectures are now dominated by IT infrastructure so further rationalization within this sector will mean embracing a technology that is already dominant in the IT and enterprise sector. Video processing is heavily reliant on CPU and storage. This has traditionally meant bespoke…

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Future Video Strategies for Network Delivery

In conjunction with Integrated Media Technologies, Harmonic invites you to an exclusive NAB 2014 update on video solutions for increasing production capabilities, improving video quality and achieving ultra-efficient video delivery. A delicate balance between the worlds of video and network engineering are required if services providers are to deliver a quality of experience (QoE) to…

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UHD Demos at the Cable Show

HEVC compression continues to make waves, as broadcasters and service providers anticipate the ability to use the emerging technology to deliver new services to their customers, such as 4K Ultra HD video in the home. While Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of 1080p video, the significantly improved compression performance of HEVC compared to…

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Ellipse 3000 Contribution Encoders

Ellipse 3000 contribution encoders leverage Harmonic’s industry-leading compression expertise and a flexible system architecture to bring new levels of video quality and workflow efficiency to broadcast contribution applications. Multiformat, multi-codec versatility, low latency and an optional integrated modulator make this all-new compression platform ideal for both digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) and fixed contribution. A compact…

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Multiscreen vs. OTT

Multiscreen and OTT are two terms that get thrown around a lot, often interchangeably. But are they actually interchangeable? If not, what’s the difference? As it so happens, the answers are “not quite” and “subtle but important.” “Multiscreen” means different things to different people, but in the purest sense it simply means getting content to any…

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