Harmonic To Highlight Multiscreen, Edge, and Access at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2011

Harmonic will showcase its latest offerings for cable providers at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2011, booth 968, in Atlanta, Nov. 15-17. The company will demonstrate its latest multiscreen video solutions, which enable new revenue-enhancing services while leveraging operators’ existing infrastructure to lower capital and operating expenses. Harmonic will also demonstrate a range of innovative edge and access solutions designed to meet the increasing demand for capacity required to support targeted applications such as high-speed Internet, VOD, and OTT video services.

Highlights include:
•    The North American debut of the Harmonic Electra 9000 universal broadcast and multiscreen encoder. The Electra 9000 is a multicodec, multiformat video encoder that simultaneously supports broadcast, mobile, and web formats, greatly improving the efficiency of multiscreen delivery for operators.
•    Cable-specific applications for the Omneon MediaGrid active storage system highlighting its key role in the company’s end-to-end solution set for nPVR, VOD, and multiscreen applications.
•    Latest edge and access solutions, including new innovations in HFC technology, for addressing emerging network bandwidth and operational challenges associated with new services.
•    The ProMedia software suite for optimizing multiscreen workflows, featuring real-time transcoding and adaptive stream preparation.
•    An expanded professional services program that provides customized, vendor-agnostic services for cable system environments.

“SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is a great platform for us to engage with our customers and demonstrate our continued innovation and technology leadership in the cable industry,” said Gil Katz, vice president of cable solutions at Harmonic. “Cable operators are looking for experienced and knowledgeable business partners to provide complementary professional services to accelerate deployment of advanced new service offerings. With over twenty years experience in cable installations, Harmonic is uniquely positioned to supply both the technology and the expertise necessary for success in today’s competitive market.”

In addition to the demonstrations at Cable-Tec Expo, Harmonic experts will participate in the following technical sessions:
•    Yaron Raz, director of digital video solutions, will present “Multiscreen Video: Design Considerations and Lessons Learned” as part of the Expo’s Multiscreen Workshop. The multiscreen session will be offered Monday Nov. 14 at 2:45 p.m., and again on Thursday Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
•    Boris Brun, senior manager of technologies, will co-present “Beyond CCAP: Next Generation Access Architecture Options” as part of the Access Network Workshop, offered Wednesday Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. and again Thursday Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.

Harmonic has also been selected to power the Headend/HFC portion of the SCTE Next Generation Video Architecture Spotlight Pavilion. Visitors to the pavilion will be able to observe Harmonic’s headend solutions as they function in a comprehensive multiscreen video ecosystem.