At NAB, Harmonic will showcase its ATSC 3.0-ready Electra universal multifunction, multiformat encoding platform, which features dense audio encoding capabilities. The company will also show a primary distribution solution built on the Harmonic DMS video distribution management system and a new ProView IRD (integrated receiver-decoder).
Harmonic also will show its advanced multiscreen ad insertion system, which leverages the ProMedia family and ProStream with the ACE broadcast and multiscreen transcoder and integrates with advertising ecosystem partners to enable the monetization of multiscreen services.
By facilitating commercial insertion, along with program substitution and blackout on the client side, the Harmonic solution gives operators a straightforward way to generate a return on their multiscreen investment.
Harmonic will also feature enhancements to its Spectrum media server product line, including the Spectrum ChannelPort integrated channel playout system, which augment ingest, storage and playout broadcast workflows. ChannelPort includes playout of four SD/HD channels per RU, dual DVE capabilities and compatibility with third party automation systems.
In addition to the demonstrations and Ultra HD theater presentations at the Harmonic booth, Thierry Fautier, vice president of solutions marketing at Harmonic, will present his paper, “Ultra HD in 2014: A Real World Analysis,” at the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference on April 9 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in room S228 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.