Harmonic Inc. announced on 27 march 2012 that Canadian cable television provider Source Cable has deployed Harmonic's NSGTM 9000 HectoQAMTM in its headend, allowing the cable provider to increase the speed of its Internet/data services and add new video-on-demand (VOD) services. Utilizing the highly scalable nature of HectoQAM, Source Cable can cost-effectively deliver data as well as HD and SD VOD services to its subscribers from a single, unified edgeQAM chassis.
Thomson Video Networks has launched a new version of the widely-deployed Amethyst III Redundancy Switcher, with new IP input and output features that make it a class-leader in its field. With four gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the Amethyst III can perform seamless automatic transport stream switching over IP networks, with built in bypass for continued secure operation in the event of power failure.
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the global digital content operations specialist, has joined the EIDR [ENTERTAINMENT IDENTIFIER REGISTRY], the global B2B registry for unique identification of content. PFT, with its world-leading Hybrid Cloud technology platform CLEAR™, provides technology and services to major media players including The Associated Press (AP), News Corporation’s Star TV, A&E, EROS International, British Movietone Library, British Film Institute, Colors TV, Multi Screen Media (MSM) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Cisco announced on 13 April 2012 it has expanded its small business product portfolio with new wireless access points, routers, switches, unified communications and partner-managed service offerings. These new solutions help to drive customer productivity and growth by allowing small businesses to get the most out of smartphones, tablets, and cloud applications and services. Cisco’s product innovations are ensuring that businesses of all sizes can keep pace with the needs of their customers by staying connected with the right secure, reliable network. The new suite of small business networking and communication offerings builds on Cisco’s dedication to provide partners who sell Cisco solutions to small businesses with a complete portfolio of purpose-built products and solutions to create the right networks for their customers.
Ajay Malhotra, Executive Vice President of Prime Focus Technologies North America – the global leader in unified content operations solutions – will be a featured panellist during the CLOUD COMPUTING CONFERENCE at the world's largest broadcast media show, 2012 NAB Show, in Las Vegas.
Thomson Video Networks announced it is working with Florida-based system integrator Broadcast International Group (BIG) to build a groundbreaking new television service for Haiti as the country recovers from the devastating earthquake of 2010. Haiti's sole cable television station was destroyed in the disaster, leaving all but capital city Port au Prince without local television until the new service goes live in May 2012.
Harmonic Inc. announced the next generation of its ACE® (Agile Compression Engine), leveraging Harmonic's award-winning H.264 video compression expertise to deliver a new level of transcoding density with exceptional video quality for multiscreen applications. With the new multiscreen transcoding functionality, the ProStream® 1000 with ACE is capable of transcoding up to 20 HD streams and 80 adaptive streaming profiles in a single, dense, power-efficient 1RU appliance. As a key component of Harmonic's comprehensive multiscreen solution suite, the ProStream 1000 with ACE is integrated with Harmonic's powerful ProMedia™ file transcoders, adaptive bit rate packager and origin server, and MediaGrid™ active storage system, enabling seamless and operationally-efficient deployment of multiscreen services.
ALi Corporation, a leading set-top-box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution provider, announced that its hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) supported STB platform is ready for mass production. ALi and Opera Software will work together to bring a better HbbTV experience to ALi-based STBs.
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