Harmonic expands VOS offerings

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

Harmonic has broadened its VOS software-based media processing portfolio based on the successful integration of several Thomson Video Networks' technologies.

Featuring the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, VOS software unifies the media processing chain, from ingest to playout, graphics, branding, compression, packaging and delivery, for broadcast and multiscreen applications.

VOS media processing enables pay TV operators and broadcasters to simplify workflows, maximize flexibility and gain unprecedented operational efficiency while delivering pristine video quality on every screen.

"The PURE Compression Engine has seen a compound quarterly growth rate of 49% over the past six quarters, culminating in over 75% of the encoder channels we shipped in the second quarter this year," said Bart Spriester, SVP of video products at Harmonic.

"Clearly, pay TV operators trust our software-based media processing and cloud-native solutions to drive agile video infrastructure, and this remarkable increase in shipment volume is proof that Harmonic is driving the industry's transition,” said Spriester.

The newest members of the VOS family — the Electra VS broadcast and multiscreen encoder, Electra XT Xtream high-density transcoder and Spectrum XE playout system — are all powered by VOS Flex, the underlying technology for Harmonic virtualized and appliance-based "X" systems.

Adding the software-based Thomson products to the VOS Flex ecosystem results in the industry's broadest portfolio of multi-platform, codec-agnostic products, all designed to simplify workflows, reduce capex and opex, and accelerate the launch of new revenue-generating services.

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