Harmonic Introduces the ProView 700

Harmonic Inc., has unveiled the ProView 700 integrated receiver and stream processing platform, the world’s first solution to combine a scalable video receiver, DVB descrambler, multi-format decoder, and MPEG stream processor in a single rack unit. The versatile and modular ProView 7000 paves the way for content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telco operators to cost-effectively deploy today’s most advanced distribution and contribution applications.

Based on industry-leading Scopus integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) technology, the ProView 7000 is an outstanding solution for a large spectrum of content reception applications:

  • Contribution and distribution applications: The ProView 7000 integrates seamlessly with Harmonic’s contribution encoders to provide a low-delay link that is ideal for newsgathering applications.
  • Re-encoding applications: The ProView 7000 decodes all formats and standards including MPEG-02 and MPEG-04 AVC (H.264) in both standard and high definition, giving operators of DBS and IPTV networks maximum flexibility in their choice of content compression formats.
  • Digital turnaround: Cable operators can significantly reduce operating expenses by descrambling multiple programs within a single compact unit.
  • All-IP headends: The ProView 7000 can act as a receiver to descramble and transmit DVB-S2 satellite signals to Harmonic’s FLEX decoder blade for seamless encoding and enables the deployment of or migration to all-IP headend solutions. The entire video delivery infrastructure is easily managed and controlled using Harmonic’s NMX Digital Service Manager.

The new ProView 7000 platform will make its debut at the NAB 2009 Show in Las Vegas, April 20-23, in Harmonic’s booth #SU7209.

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