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Netstream using Harmonic for IPTV headend

Swiss IPTV wholesaler Netstream is using Harmonic’s encoding and transcoding products for its IPTV headend platform.

Harmonic’s Swiss distributor Adrenio installed Harmonic’s Electra 8000 universal SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC encoders, ProStream 1000 stream processors with ACE transcoders, and the NMX digital service manager. Netstream provides IPTV services on a wholesale basis to Swiss telcos.

“We chose Harmonic’s encoding products because they deliver the highest picture quality on the market,” said Alexis Caceda, CEO, Netstream. “We needed a solution to expand our IPTV headend offering, and the Harmonic systems gave us high-density encoding solutions combined with amazing picture quality, allowing us to offer a complete IPTV package that is now being used by one of the largest mobile and fixed line providers in Switzerland.”