Harmonic reaches encoder milestone

Harmonic's Electra 9200

Harmonic’s Electra 9200

Video delivery infrastructure firm Harmonic has passed 100,000 channels shipped with its Electra broadcast encoder family.

Harmonic launched its Electra video compression platform in 2004 and it has since been deployed by broadcast, satellite, telco, and cable operators around the world to deliver SD, HD, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 AVC services.

Announcing the milestone, Harmonic said that at IBC next month it will showcase its Electra 9200 universal multiservice encoder, as well as the latest member in the Electra encoding family — the Electra XVM virtualized media processor.

“Over the past 10 years, Harmonic’s Electra encoders have evolved continuously, maintaining leadership in a rapidly changing market place. Key to the Electra’s success is Harmonic’s unwavering passion for video quality innovation coupled with advanced function integration,” said Neil Brydon, director, product line management for compression and stream processing, at Harmonic.