HD Forum Welcomes Harmonic

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Harmonic Inc. is now part of the HD Forum.

The forum is an industry organization with a membership encompassing manufacturers, publishers, broadcasters, producers and distributors throughout the audiovisual sector. Its goal is to drive the technical and market adoption and advancement of HDTV.

Harmonic provides standard-definition and HD video-compression solutions to broadcasters.

“Harmonic is a longtime participant in the definition, evolution and promotion of industry standards that foster greater interoperability, innovation and value for the broadcast and broadband markets,” Harmonic convergent-systems division president Yaron Simler said in a prepared statement.

“Our expertise and experience with MPEG-2 [Moving Picture Expert Group] and advanced compression technologies, such as MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1 [Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers], will help the HD Forum to define a more expedient and consistent path to this critical new television format,” Simler added.

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