Harmonic Bringing New Gear to IBC2004


Harmonic Inc. said Wednesday that it is headed to Amsterdam to show off some new gear.

The vendor will demonstrate advances in the development of digital-video solutions based on next-generation codecs at IBC2004 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 10-14.

Harmonic’s “DiviCom MV 100” will be presented within solutions for digital-terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, video-over-xDSL (digital subscriber line) and stored-content applications such as video-on-demand.

The company will also feature its new “DiviCom Ion” multichannel MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) encoder, which enables operators to deliver four times the digital channels from a one-rack-unit encoder while maintaining high levels of video quality.

HDTV in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC formats will also be part of Harmonic’s IBC2004 portfolio.

The vendor will also display VOD based on the “NSG 9000 edgeQAM” and the 10-gigabit-per-second “GIGALight” digital dense-wave-division-multiplexing transmission system, as well as a network-operations center based on its “NMX Digital Service Manager,” which controls and monitors both Harmonic and third-party equipment.