New Encoder from Harmonic


Harmonic Inc. debuted its “DiviCom Ion” multichannel MPEG-2 (Moving Picture Expert Group) encoder at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ Cable-Tec Expo Wednesday.

The vendor said the new encoder accepts both analog and digital inputs and offers Internet-protocol and asynchronous-serial-interface outputs, allowing it to fit seamlessly into virtually any operating environment.

“Ion’s outstanding price/compression performance makes it ideal for encoding the ever-increasing amount of national and local broadcast content,” said Buddy Snow, vice president of marketing for Harmonic’s convergent-systems division, in a prepared statement.