Harmonic Bringing New Gear to IBC2004

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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.