Harmonic Redefines Future of Video Production and Delivery with VOS Technology at NAB
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Company Also Announces First VOS-Based Product, Electra(TM) XVM: A Virtual Media
Processor Combining Advanced Compression, Playout and Graphics Capabilities
SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 5, 2014 - Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader
in video delivery infrastructure, today announced Harmonic VOS, a powerful,
extensible software platform and architecture designed to shape the future of
video production and delivery. VOS will enable completely virtualized media
processing from a single software platform, encompassing historically discreet
functions from ingest to playout, graphics, branding, compression, packaging and
delivery for broadcast and multiscreen applications. Harmonic will offer the
first public demonstrations of VOS at booth SU1210 during the 2014 NAB Show in
Las Vegas, April 7-10.
VOS has the potential to fundamentally change the video delivery ecosystem by
bringing all media processing functions into one simplified, unified platform
and workflow, for increased operational flexibility, scalability and efficiency.
Operating virtually in IT data center environments, VOS can scale up or down to
accommodate peaks in demand based on capacity and functional requirements across
all video services.
"Harmonic VOS represents the future of video production and delivery, enabling
the transformation to software defined, integrated and operationally elastic
infrastructure," said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO of Harmonic. "Video
content providers and service providers want greater flexibility, speed and the
ability to leverage the cost-effective scale of IT environments. With VOS, our
customers will be able to create and distribute new video content globally in a
fraction of the time and with a fraction of the resources that it takes today,
with better video quality, while leveraging public and private clouds."
VOS includes Harmonic's PURE Compression Engine, providing ground-breaking video
quality and bandwidth efficiency for SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, MPEG-2, MPEG-
4/AVC and HEVC compression over CBR, VBR and ABR streams.
Harmonic also announced Electra XVM, the first product to be delivered based on
VOS. Electra XVM is an integrated package of VOS functionality including the
PURE Compression Engine, playout, advanced graphics, packaging and delivery, and
operates in data center environments on OpenStack or VMware vSphere environments
for maximum operational flexibility. Virtual machine instances of Electra XVM
can leverage data center capacity on demand according to the mix of codecs and
formats used, from MPEG-2 SD to HEVC Ultra HD.
"Electra XVM represents a new kind of product - and a new kind of capability -
for our industry," said Krish Padmanabhan, senior vice president of video
products for Harmonic. "It is completely virtual and completely IP, and offers
unprecedented functional breadth and video quality. With workflow efficiency,
bandwidth savings and flexible cost models, it changes the economics and
flexibility paradigms of content playout, distribution and multi-platform
"Media processing is inevitably moving into the software realm, increasing our
operational flexibility while lowering operating costs," said Clyde Smith,
senior vice president of new technology at FOX Network Center. "Harmonic is
unique in virtualizing all aspects of media processing - not just encoding -
into one architecture."
Electra XVM is available immediately in a variety of purchase and usage
licensing models according to customer requirements. Further information about
Harmonic and the company's products 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 Electra(TM) XVM product. Our
expectations and beliefs regarding this product may not materialize and are
subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the product
may not meet some or all of its anticipated capabilities or provide some or all
of its anticipated benefits, such as unprecedented functional breath and video
quality, greater operational flexibility and speed, cost-effectiveness, workflow
efficiency, the delivery of ground-breaking video quality, bandwidth efficiency,
and changes in economics and flexibility paradigms of content playout,
distribution and multi-platform service delivery.
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, 2013, 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
EDITOR'S NOTE - Product and company names used herein are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Paulien Ruijssenaars Blair King
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing Director, Investor Relations
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