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Highlights Include Demonstrations of Next-Generation Ultra HD Digital Video
Format, HEVC Compression, and Contribution Encoding
SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 18, 2013 - At booth SU1411 at the 2013 NAB Show,
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure,
continues to set the bar for achieving operational and network cost-efficiencies
in broadcast and multiscreen production and delivery, while enhancing the viewer
experience. The company will showcase solutions that enable more efficient
multiformat content production, more cost-effective distribution of content over
any network, and better support of high-quality video delivery, regardless of
the display device. Throughout the show, Harmonic will also provide
demonstrations of the next-generation Ultra HD digital video format and HEVC
compression, as well as
its latest Ellipse(®) contribution encoder.
"Our 2013 NAB booth will demonstrate how integrated solutions from Harmonic
provide greater flexibility and efficiency while delivering amazing video
experiences," said Peter Alexander, senior vice president of marketing and chief
marketing officer at Harmonic. "We will be showcasing solutions that address
virtually every media production and delivery model today - and support emerging
models that leverage technologies such as the MPEG-DASH streaming and HEVC
compressions standards for even greater efficiency gains."
Featured demonstrations at Harmonic's booth include:
Encoding and Stream Processing for Broadcast and Multiscreen
* Ultra HD, the new super high-definition television format that promises four
times the resolution of current 1080p HDTV.
* HEVC encoding, which improves OTT delivery and supports a wide range of
* A complete multiscreen workflow with the award-winning Harmonic ProMedia(TM)
Suite, including new ad insertion and monetization capabilities, time-shift
features, broad support for ecosystem partners, and live MPEG-DASH
* Cloud-based transcoding that complements operators' existing technology
investments for greater flexibility, as well as reducing capital and
* New audio capabilities in the industry-leading Electra(®) universal
multifunction, multiformat encoding platform that powers more than 75,000
channels worldwide, due in part to its high-density, energy-efficient design
that reduces operating costs and delivers excellent value per channel.
Production and Playout
* A new addition to the Ellipse line of universal contribution encoders that
combines pristine image quality with ultra-low latency.
* Enhancements to the market-leading Spectrum(TM) media server product line,
including Spectrum ChannelPort(TM) integrated channel playout system with
new powerful channel-in-a-box capabilities such as dual DVEs with
* File-based transcoding with ProMedia Carbon featuring a wide array of
acquisition, nonlinear editing, broadcast, web, and mobile formats.
* Collaborative editing with Harmonic MediaGrid scalable shared storage
optimized for video workflows that provides the performance of a SAN with
the simplicity of NAS, making it ideal for production environments.
In addition to the demonstrations, industry experts from Harmonic are scheduled
to speak at the Broadcast Engineering Conference during NAB.
* Thierry Fautier, senior director of convergence solutions at Harmonic, will
present "Use Cases for the New HEVC Standard" on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m.
in room S225/226.
* Ian Trow, senior director of emerging technology and strategy for Harmonic,
will present "Which Broadcast Workflow Will Deliver Ultra High Definition to
the Home?" on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in room S225/226.
Further information about Harmonic and the company's full product line is
available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure
for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready
innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare,
and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video
platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated
capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's products and solutions being shown at
the 2013 NAB Show. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not
materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the
possibility that these products and solutions neither meet some or all of their
anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits,
such as operational and network cost-efficiencies, enhanced viewer experience,
and cost effective distribution of content .
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject
to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in
Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2012, its Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking
statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic
as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any
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