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Indonesian satellite provider picks Harmonic gear

Tue, 09/04/2007 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

PT Indonusa Telemedia is using Harmonic’s digital video products to enable a pay TV service in Indonesia.

Indonusa Telemedia is using Harmonic's DiviCom Electra 1000 multichannel MPEG-2 standard definition (SD) encoders for its Telkom Vision direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service. The deployment also includes Harmonic’s ProStream 1000 stream processing platform with ProCipher scrambling technology used for both multiplexing and encryption, as well as NMX Digital Service Manager for end-to-end monitoring and control of the video service.

Indonusa Telemedia is a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia Group, the nation's largest telecom operator offering voice, data and video triple play services.

"Our goal is to be at the forefront of a new era in pay TV in Indonesia," said Rahadi Arsyad, president/director/CEO for PT Indonusa Telemedia. "Harmonic's high density and superior quality Electra MPEG-2 encoders enabled us to maximize the number of channels per transponder for the Telkom Vision DTH service.”

Harmonic also announced today that its Rhozet Carbon Coder video transcoding product now supports Adobe Flash technology.

Carbon Coder accelerates the creation of VP6 formatted video created with the Adobe Flash tool by taking advantage of multiple CPU cores within a single machine as well as multiple machines in a network. The result is a platform for creating video content for Adobe Flash Player. Carbon Coder also natively supports the H.264 format, which Adobe recently announced will be supported by its upcoming Flash Player.

"Flash technology has become the standard for delivering high-quality customized seamless Web video experiences to millions of viewers worldwide," said Kevin Towes, product manager, Flash Media Server at Adobe, in a prepared statement. "By working with Harmonic's Rhozet team to provide a solution for accelerated transcoding, we can help our customers spend less time encoding FLV files, process more video with the same hardware, and get time sensitive video quickly deployed on the Web."

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