Bouygues Telecom deploys Pace Helium Unified Gateway

Set-top vendor Pace has announced that it is providing its Helium Unified Gateway Software and professional services to support the rollout of Bouygues Telecom’s gateway platform. Bouygues Telecom, the French telco, will install Pace’s Helium Unified Gateway Software platform across all if its new BBox Sensation gateways, as well as legacy devices, in 1.3 million […]

Harmonic to showcase new playout functionality

Harmonic has announced a series of enhancements to its Spectrum media server family of products. The recently introduced Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout device will feature new capabilities and onboard features. IBC will also see the launch of the Spectrum MediaStore 5000 disk-based shared storage system, designed to bring the benefits of serial attached SCSI […]

ViewSat chooses Harmonic headend

UK satellite service provider ViewSat has installed a digital video headend from Harmonic to deliver DTH services to subscribers in Africa and the Middle East. ViewSat is using Harmonic’s Electra MPEG-2 multichannel encoding and ProStream with ACE real-time stream processing and transcoding platforms. “In deploying a new digital video headend, our goal was to find […]

Harmonic makes management changes

Technology provider Harmonic has named Peter Alexander as senior vice-president, and chief marketing officer and Krishnan Padmanabhan as senior vice-president of products. Alexander and Padmanabhan will lead Harmonic’s efforts to accelerate its success in broadcast and IP-based video production, playout, and all delivery service provider markets. Alexander was previously vice-president of worldwide field marketing at […]

Virgin Media chooses Harmonic for Olympics

Harmonic has announced that UK cable operator Virgin Media has selected a complete range of Harmonic (Stand S10) video processing solutions to power its HD channel delivery in the UK, including HD coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games from the BBC. Utilising a combination of Harmonic’s Electra 8000 universal encoders, ProStream 1000 Multiplexer, NMX […]

Harmonic releases new transcoder

Technology company Harmonic has launched a new file-based transcoder platform as part of its ProMedia family of products. The ProMedia Xpress transcoder is designed to improve video workflows for content owners and service providers, delivering content for multiscreen VOD delivery to mobile devices, PCs, and connected TVs, according to Harmonic. The appliance uses Harmonic’s new […]

Zon chooses Harmonic transcoding solutions

TV technology company Harmonic has announced that Portuguese cable and satellite operator Zon Multimédia has chosen its portfolio of transcoding solutions for a range of new multiscreen services being offered on Zon Online. Harmonic ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders, managed by the Harmonic WFS file-based workflow system, and ProStream 4000 real-time transcoders are providing Zon subscribers […]

Harmonic launches Iris 2.0

Video technology provider Harmonic has updated Iris, its video quality monitoring and analytics software suite. Version 2.0 features an enhanced graphical user interface and integration with various monitoring solutions. It enables service providers to monitor and analyse their use of Harmonic broadcast encoders in real time. Iris 2.0 features a web-based graphical user interface for […]

Primestream’s Fork in Harmonic integration

Media asset management and automation software specialist Primestream has announced that its Fork Production Suite now supports Harmonic’s Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout platform. According to Primestream, the combination gives media organisations control over all of ChannelPort’s branding, master control switching and clip playout functions directly from the FORK environment, making it possible for broadcasters […]

Harmonic updates ACE compression engine

Video technology provider Harmonic has launched the next generation of its Agile Compression Engine (ACE) product. The new version of ACE along with the ProStream 1000 is capable of transcoding up to 20 HD streams and 80 adaptive streaming profiles in a single 1RU appliance, according to Harmonic. The ProStream 1000 with ACE is integrated […]