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Harmonic Launch First Playout Server Offering SDI and IP I/O With Up/Down/Cross-Conversion in One Chassis

First Playout Server Offering SDI and IP I/O With Up/Down/Cross-Conversion in One Chassis Eases Transition to IP Playout, Provides Path to Ultra HD, Reduces TCO

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the launch of the Spectrum X next-generation media server system that elevates the industry’s most trusted server platform to new levels of flexibility, efficiency and reliability. Designed for production and playout applications, the Spectrum X media server system eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis. The software-based system leverages Harmonic’s VOS™ technologies and combines file, baseband and transport stream ingest with comprehensive integrated channel playout (ICP) capabilities, including graphics and branding, DVE, master control switching and audio mixing.

Supporting a broad range of SD and HD formats, and upgradable to Ultra HD, the Spectrum X system can operate as a true channel-in-a-box (CIAB), as an integrated channel playout server, or as a conventional I/O server connected to Spectrum shared storage infrastructure or internal storage. At Harmonic booth SU1210 during the 2015 NAB Show, the Spectrum X media server will be demonstrated providing playout with graphics and branding to Harmonic’s Ultra HD live workflow, making it the first Ultra HD CIAB solution.

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The Spectrum™ ChannelPort™ branded channel playout module speeds the cost-effective deployment of new SD and HD television channels by integrating branding and master control switching with clip playback on the industry’s most trusted media server platform. Fully compatible with Spectrum MediaCenter™ and MediaDeck™ 7000 servers, ChannelPort fits seamlessly into existing production and playout infrastructures, reducing complexity and cutting the time it takes to launch new services. Rich multilayer graphics and dynamic text can be keyed over playback or live video, while support by leading automation systems offers customers the freedom to choose the workflow solution that best fits their needs.

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