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The Amino A140 is the next generation MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 high definition IPTV/OTT set-top box (STB) for HD deployments. High definition capability and OTT functionality are becoming must have features in new IPTV deployments worldwide. The Aminet A140 is a cost-effective HD STB that provides the perfect balance between price, specification and high performance. Stylish and compact, the Aminet A140 now enables IPTV providers to deliver a compelling mix of broadcast, on-demand and OTT services with new features including HTTP live streaming (HLS) and HTML5 technologies. The A140 is complemented by an extensive range of set-top box middleware, browsers, conditional access and DRM options. All STB functions can be controlled from a browser using the Amino JMACX system.
The Amino A540 is the next generation high definition, high performance IPTV/OTT set-top box (STB) with integral PVR. Next generation IPTV and OTT services are putting more and more demands on the set-top box. Higher bandwidth, HD content and CPU intensive browsers require faster response times and increased processing power. The A540 PVR easily handles these demands by using the latest generation system-on-chip processor, whilst offering additional features with its on-board PVR. New OTT features include HTML5 audio and video tags to support the H.264 codec in .flv and .mp4 formats. Adaptive streaming technology is also available with HTTP live streaming support. The A540 is supported by an extensive ecosystem of set-top box middleware, browser, conditional access and DRM options required for the widely varying configurations of the IPTV market.
The Amino H140 is the next generation high definition, high performance IPTV/OTT set-top box (STB) for guest room IPTV systems. High definition television is now an expected feature of in-room services. The H140 is a high specification STB providing a comprehensive range of features for the hospitality market – at very competitive pricing levels. The H140 is complemented by a wide range of set top box middleware, browsers, conditional access and DRM options and OTT functionality. New OTT features include HTML5 audio and video tags to support the H.264 codec in .flv and .mp4 formats. Adaptive streaming technology is also available with HTTP live streaming support. All STB functions can be controlled from a browser using the Amino JMACX system.
The Amino H200 is designed for “out of sight” operation to deliver content across a diverse range of environments – from in-room hospitality through public space signage and advertising applications where demand for 4K-based services is growing rapidly.
Sector-specific features include a Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability for single-cable installation that reduces installation time and cost. A serial display port, IR extender port and VESA mounting all support out-of-sight operation, easy installation, and promote a simplified user experience.
In a rugged case, the device combines a high-performance AV1 and HEVC capability processor with graphics acceleration for fast rendering of high quality graphics. HEVC capability enables the delivery of high quality images in areas where bandwidth or physical head-end storage needs to be optimised.
The Ericsson AVP 4000 system encoder delivers high quality system encoding for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast. Part of the multiple award winning Ericsson AVP encoder range, the AVP 4000 also incorporates the rich toolset of Ericsson’s market leading VPC system encoder. A compact 1RU form factor offers up to six hot swappable option slots, for combinations of encoding and auxiliary modules. Dual power supplies protect services and an onboard video monitor gives instant operator feedback. Unlike conventional ‘box per application’ encoder products, the AVP 4000 shares a common toolset, common chassis and common interface with the rest of Ericsson’s award winning AVP products. That means media organisations can use a common encoder for a wide range of encoding needs, without the cost and complexity of a multi-vendor ’mix and match’ approach. The AVP 4000 is equally suitable for deployment as a system component, or as part of an Ericsson multi-platform or multiscreen system solution.
The Ericsson NPR1200 is a highly flexible network processor designed to bridge the broadcast and IT worlds in order to deliver linear TV content to connected devices using HTTP Adaptive Streaming technology. Providing a highly efficient segmentation, encryption and publishing solution, the Ericsson NPR1200 ingests the multiple profiles per service needed for HTTP Adaptive Streaming and segments them using the HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and Smooth Streaming formats. It can encrypt using a variety of DRM systems, and can then publish onto multiple delivery networks, including an operator’s own on-net HTTP delivery network or a global third-party CDN (Content Delivery Network). The Ericsson NPR1200 is a core product of the Ericsson Multi-screen Video Processing solution. It also perfectly complements the Ericsson SPR1200 Multi-screen Stream Processor, which offers market-leading density and hence solves the inherent scaling issue that arises in the move from a world with a single stream per service to one with multiple streams per service.
The Ericsson SPR1200 is a high density adaptive bit-rate (ABR) stream processor for operators to launch television services in the multi-screen environment. It will deliver services to multiple internet connected devices simultaneously, including connected TVs, notepads and mobile phones. Each Ericsson SPR1200 can be configured in a high input or high output mode. In the high input mode it can transcode 12 services, each into up to 8 output profiles. In the high output mode it can transcode 6 services, each into up to 24 output profiles. The Ericsson SPR1200 and Ericsson NPR1200 work in unison to deliver services over the internet. The Ericsson SPR1200 transcodes many video and audio services into multiple synchronised profiles, then the Ericsson NPR1200 segments the profiles and wraps the packets to be sent over the internet.
The Haivision KulaByte™ software-based encoder/transcoder is designed for streaming live events and broadcast channels over the Internet for delivery to desktops, mobile devices and set-top boxes. KulaByte combines High Profile H.264 encoding with advanced bandwidth controls to optimize both uplink and Internet delivery of high definition adaptive bitrate (ABR) video streams.
The Haivision Video Cloud™ is unique in providing an end-to-end solution – from live encoding of your events, through cloud transcoding, automated video content management and publishing, across the world’s foremost Content Delivery Network (CDN), and ultimately to any connected device to provide an exceptional user experience. The Haivision Video Cloud also includes an easy-to-use Site Builder to jump-start your micro-sites for high quality live and on-demand video experiences on all connected devices. Finally, the Haivision Video Cloud includes powerful real-time viewer-based analytics so you can monitor and manage audience experience, engagement and viewing quality.
The Harmonic ProMedia Capture video ingest engine acquires live and taped SD and HD video in real time and encodes it directly into the most-common production and playout formats. Fast and reliable, it provides enormous time savings for the production and delivery of content for diverse applications such as video mastering, content repurposing, archiving and video on demand (VOD). ProMedia Capture supports an extensive array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile codecs and wrappers, assuring that baseband content is efficiently ingested and immediately made available for program preparation. The ability to ingest directly into shared storage systems such as Harmonic® MediaGrid allows immediate editing, transcoding and quality control of content the instant it is acquired.
Powered by Harmonic’s Rhozet technology, ProMedia Carbon is a file-based transcoding solution that facilitates the conversion of media to a massive array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, web and mobile formats. It can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multi-node, fully automated rendering farm under the control of the Harmonic WFS™ file-based workflow system. Part of the ProMedia family of optimized multiscreen and production workflow solutions, ProMedia Carbon supports all major SD and HD formats, and can handle all critical transcoding operations, including SD/HD conversion, PAL/NTSC conversion, logo insertion, color space conversion, color correction, closed captions extraction and more. An open API allows for the creation of custom workflows or third-party applications, further extending ProMedia Carbon’s industry-leading flexibility.
The Harmonic ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and encoding system with enhanced H.264 video codec technology for creating high-quality adaptive bitrate video streams. It can transcode baseband SD and HD or MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) content to multiple streams optimized for adaptive bitrate delivery. ProMedia Live simplifies processing by efficiently handling metadata information (language, captions, ad signaling/insertion) on input and output. The application can be controlled with the Harmonic NMX™ Digital Service Manager, which enables users to monitor and manage compressed multiscreen video and audio services seamlessly.
The Harmonic ProMedia Origin is an HTTP streaming video server ideal for originating a broad range of multiscreen services in a scalable, manageable platform. Part of the ProMedia family of optimized multiscreen and production workflow solutions, this carrier-grade system supports a variety of content formats for various devices, including smart phones, tablets and connected TVs. ProMedia Origin leverages industry-standard adaptive streaming protocols from Adobe, Apple and Microsoft to also provide a unified delivery platform for pay-TV services such as VOD, catch-up TV, start-over TV and network DVR (nDVR) to connected devices. The software fully integrates with upstream transcoders and downstream content delivery networks (CDNs).
Part of the ProMedia family of optimized multiscreen and production workflow solutions, the Harmonic ProMedia Package is a software-based, carrier-grade adaptive stream preparation system for deploying secure, high-value Internet video services. Multiple streams of H.264 video and associated audio — including up to 10 different videos and eight different audio languages per service — can be combined selectively into any of the most popular HTTP adaptive bitrate protocols, and secured by seamless integration with multiple Digital Rights Management (DRM) vendors. By efficiently handling metadata information such as language, captions or ad signaling/insertion on input and output, ProMedia Package can scale to support hundreds of simultaneous streams. Packaging can be split across multiple machines for efficient media processing, and simply monitored and managed either by a web-based GUI or the Harmonic NMX™ Digital Service Manager video network management solution.
The Harmonic ProMedia Xpress enables faster-than-real-time transcoding and packaging of broadcast-quality SD and HD video for multiscreen VOD applications. It even supports the emerging 4K and Ultra HD formats. The high-performance solution allows content owners and service providers to significantly increase the content hours delivered while adhering to processing timetables and video quality targets in a cost-effective and scalable manner. ProMedia Xpress employs Harmonic’s new MicroGrid™ parallel-computing technology to achieve a dramatic improvement in transcoding performance over stand-alone processing platforms. The application is managed by the Harmonic WFS™ file-based workflow system and integrates seamlessly with the ProMedia Carbon transcoder. The inclusion of stream packaging technology originally developed for ProMedia Package enables a complete file-based, multiscreen workflow that scales from several to hundreds of nodes and provides the operational integrity required in demanding 24/7 VOD environments.
Harmonic ProStream 1000 with ACE
The Harmonic ProStream 1000 with ACE is the industry’s first truly converged solution for advanced processing and transcoding of SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video and audio for broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) mobile/web applications. ProStream 1000 with ACE leaps over competing stream-processing platforms by enabling the cost-effective deployment of next-generation SD and HD broadcast and OTT multiscreen services from a single, highly scalable, 1-RU device. It can simultaneously transcode video content for both broadcast and OTT mobile and web applications while providing unmatched video quality. In addition, the ProStream 1000’s power-efficient design helps operators reduce OPEX — and their carbon footprint, as it draws only 10 watts per HD channel and less than 3 watts per SD channel.
Harmonic ProStream 9100 with ACE
The Harmonic ProStream 9100 with ACE features an ultra high-density architecture that dramatically reduces the amount of rack space required to meet growing processing and transcoding requirements. System flexibility and workflow versatility are achieved with modular audio/video processing modules and next-generation, high-capacity IP processing cards. Low power consumption, high reliability and simplified serviceability result in a best-in-class, multiformat platform that offers superior video quality and OPEX.