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Harmonic media server adds solid-state memory

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 3:13pm
Brian Santo

Harmonic has a new version of its integrated media server, this one including solid-state disk (SSD) storage. Otherwise, the Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 SSD four-channel media server is essentially the same system as the MediaDeck 7000.

Equipped with four 480 GB SSD drives, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides 57 hours of 50 Mbps storage capacity. The integrated system packs up to four SD or HD video channels and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity into its 1RU chassis.

The flexible server system also features multiple-codec playback, up/down/cross-conversion and HD/SD simulcast capabilities.

Like the other members of the Spectrum family, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD supports Spectrum ChannelPort, the integrated channel playout module introduced earlier this year that combines multi-format playout with branding, master control switching and other channel playout functions in a single, two-channel device fully compatible with Spectrum MediaPorts.

Mark Cousins, senior product line manager for media servers at Harmonic, said, "The MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides the same robust performance as the MediaDeck 7000, with solid-state technology ideal for real-time production environments in which vibration, power costs and weight limitations are significant concerns, such as in mobile and unattended remote operations or for sites prone to earthquakes and other mechanical disturbances."

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