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Harmonic presentations at IBC 2016

Harmonic presentations at IBC 2016

Beyond powering today's traditional broadcast and OTT workflows, Harmonic presents at IBC 2016 (Stand 1.B20) a path to the future, enabling operators to support the latest innovations in IP, cloud-native, virtual reality, virtualized playout and DVB-T2 technologies.

"We are leading the wave of innovation and the company is stronger than ever, providing pay-TV and broadcast customers with video infrastructure solutions for every step of the workflow, from contribution to production, playout and delivery," said Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products at Harmonic. "Whether operators are looking for on-premises or cloud-based workflow solutions, Harmonic addresses their every need so that new revenue-generating services can be launched quickly, with exceptional video quality at lower bandwidths." 

At IBC2016 Harmonic will show innovations with the latest advancements in video infrastructure. Below some highlights from a wide array of demonstrations showcasing the company's comprehensive solutions portfolio:

Accelerated OTT Development, With Industry-Leading Video Quality
To address the market shift toward standard IT-centric infrastructure, Harmonic will showcase its new VOS cloud-native solutions: VOS Cloud and VOS 360 (www.vos360.tv). Visitors to the Harmonic stand will get a snapshot of the monetization opportunities enabled by cloud-based media processing solutions and services, such as cloud DVR and packaging-on-the-fly.

Additionally, Harmonic will showcase a complete UHD HDR workflow and new video-quality assessment technology for OTT workflows that maximizes bandwidth efficiency while assuring that video quality targets are hit. Powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, the technology enables an outstanding user experience. With its broad portfolio, Harmonic is the only company offering an end-to-end workflow for the delivery of live and VOD UHD content with HDR. 

Boosting Content Regionalization and Monetization
Ad insertion, playout and splicing at the edge of the network can help pay-TV operators regionalize and monetize content as part of their primary distribution workflow. Harmonic's solution can be delivered via satellite or internet for ultimate flexibility, and includes the ProView integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) and FUZE-1 playout system.

Virtualizing Playout and Delivery
At IBC2016, Harmonic will showcase an expanded Spectrum media server family with new virtualized playout and delivery capabilities, including virtualized channel-in-a-box and ABR encoding and packaging. 

Immersive 360-Degree Virtual Reality Viewing Experience
With UHD encoding powered by the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, Harmonic and select ecosystem partners will showcase an immersive 360-degree virtual reality (VR) viewing experience. Utilizing UHD delivery ensures a no-compromise VR solution for broadcast-quality HD imagery.

In addition to the VR demonstration, Thierry Fautier, vice president of video strategy at Harmonic, will present a paper on "VR Video Ecosystem for Live Distribution" as part of the IBC conference session on Exploring New Ideas in VR & 360° Immersive Media, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:45 a.m. (7/16)

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