SCRTC selects Harmonic to power digital TV services
Oct 28, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Harmonic, Inc., a provider of video infrastructure products and system solutions, has announced that South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative, or SCRTC, a telecommunications provider, has selected Harmonic's ProStream 9100 stream processor and transcoder to power its digital TV services.
SCRTC has integrated the new ProStream 9100 with an existing Harmonic ProStream 1000 real-time stream processor and transcoder for increased efficiency and for redundancy. From a single rack unit, ProStream 9100 can perform MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video and audio transcoding for 60 SD or 20 HD broadcast channels. In addition, the high-performance solution supports multiple complex digital processing applications, including digital turnaround, any-to-any audio and video transcoding, linear ad insertion, and live adaptive streaming, maximizing operational efficiencies for SCRTC.
The ProStream 9100 features an ultra-high-density architecture that dramatically reduces the amount of rack space SCRTC needs for processing and transcoding, increasing the operator's power efficiency and lowering its capital and operational expenses.
With modular audio/video processing modules and next-generation, high-capacity IP processing cards, ProStream 9100 provides SCRTC with the flexibility and workflow versatility critical for delivering an increasing number of high-quality TV channels. Maintenance is simplified with easy access to the processing cards and hot-swappable dual power supplies and fan assemblies behind a removable front panel, reducing SCRTC's service downtime, increasing the operator's ability to generate revenue.
"Harmonic's telco customers are looking for a complete package when it comes to transcoding and video processing; they need a system that is efficient, reliable, and flexible, yet delivers exceptional video quality," said Joe Woody, regional sales manager, Harmonic. "Our new ProStream 9100 delivers on all of those fronts, enabling telco providers like South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative to transcode more channels and deliver a higher video quality - at lower capital and operational costs."
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