Harmonic made several announcements today, one being that the company’s encoders are being utilized for the first live HD MPEG-4 video service in Asia.
C&M Co., a cable operator in Korea, has deployed Harmonic’s DiviCom Electra 7000 encoder. According to Harmonic, the rollout by C&M represents one of the world's first deployments of H.264 encoding in a cable environment.
"We wanted to implement the best and most advanced technology available for our new MPEG-4 HD service," said Jin W. Ko, CTO of C&M. "The Electra 7000 is a superior compression solution that enables the delivery of a higher-quality HD service to our customers, while significantly reducing our bandwidth requirements."
Harmonic also announced that its Carbon Coder video transcoding product was selected by Lifetime Networks for the transcoding and packaging of content for Web-based distribution.
"We produce hundreds of hours of content each month, and bringing this content to Web customers is a key goal for us," said Carl Charleson, director of enterprise media applications at Lifetime. "We chose the Rhozet Carbon Coder transcoding farm because its performance, flexibility, expandability and cost-effectiveness make it possible for us to manage such a high volume of transcoding."
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