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Harmonic offers new VOD capability, software app, gateway

Mon, 04/16/2007 - 10:50am
Traci Patterson, CED

Harmonic Inc. said its new VOD capabilities for non-real-time content delivery, on its StreamLiner 2000 video server product line, are now available. The company also introduced the new LIVEcut scheduler and an enhanced ingest gateway solution for its on-demand software.

The new VOD download capability allows video servers to download assets to STB hard drives, in addition to the existing support available on the StreamLiner platform for real-time VOD sessions, the company said.

The VOD capability is designed for service providers such as satellite direct-to-home (DTH), terrestrial (DVB-T) and telco operators who are unable to guarantee or deliver a real-time VOD service today.

Harmonic said it has also debuted LIVEcut, a software app that enables service providers to automate the capture of broadcast video content for on-demand apps such as VOD, time-shifted TV or network personal video recording (nPVR).

And Ingest Gateway, a workflow system for managing the ingest of offline assets, has been integrated with the company’s CLEARcut storage encoding solution to facilitate the video processing needed prior to storage on the StreamLiner 2000.

Harmonic offers a fully IP-based on-demand video solution, encompassing content creation, preparation, ingest, asset management and distribution. Software-based solutions from Harmonic support VOD, near VOD, time-shifted TV, nPVR, barker channels and advertisement insertion.

Harmonic will demonstrate LIVEcut, Ingest Gateway, CLEARcut and the new VOD capability at the NAB exhibition in Las Vegas April 16-19.

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