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February 09, 2010

Harmonic to Feature Solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2010


Harmonic (News - Alert) Inc., a provider of solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices, is going to demonstrate its MediaPrism Convergence (News - Alert) Suite of software tools that are designed with the intention to redefine mobile video delivery at the Mobile World Congress 2010.

 
MediaPrism is for converged multi-screen video delivery to the TV, PC and mobile devices and is claimed to be the industry’s most comprehensive suite of tools for real-time and offline content ingest, transformation, distribution and delivery. It leverages the operator’s existing service to extend a high quality digital TV experience to multiple screens.
 
Operators can use MediaPrism for repurposing video content for the growing on-demand and multi consumption models to offer a mix of live streaming and time-shifted or on-demand video to legacy phones, smartphones or other Internet-connected devices.
 
Thierry Fautier, Senior Director of Convergence Solutions at Harmonic has exclaimed that the MediaPrism suite of software tools is a versatile solution that supports the widest variety of video-to-mobile applications in the industry. Spurred on by the success of the iPhone (News - Alert), by ever-faster mobile networks, and by the success of catch up TV services delivered over the Internet, leading operators are working with Harmonic to quickly launch converged video services and offer on-demand and live content to any IP device over any IP network, including 3G, Wi-Fi, and wired Internet connections.
 
The converged suite also supports various mobile video formats including Microsoft (News - Alert) Smooth Streaming, Apple adaptive HTTP Live Streaming and Adobe Flash.
 
Harmonic has claimed that their solution is the first converged mobile video delivery solution that can bridge different services and create added value for the end use and service providers can benefit from their vast expertise and nearly two decades of experience in delivering powerful video delivery solutions.
 
In related news, Insight deployed Harmonic's digital video technology and Green Dot expanded Terrestrial TV service with Harmonic's video systems.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire










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