Harmonic Unveils New Modules for Spectrum Media Server

Enhanced media processing functionality streamlines playout workflows and simplifies the transition to high definition.
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Harmonic Inc., a provider of video infrastructure solutions, unveiled its Omneon MediaPort 7000 series of video I/O modules for the Omneon Spectrum media server system, which the company says, delivers new multicodec support in a single, highly configurable unit.

The MediaPort 7000 provides enhanced media processing functionality to streamline playout workflows and simplify the transition to high definition (HD), the company says in a written statement. It will also enable the Spectrum video server simultaneously to support an industry-leading range of codecs, formats, frame-rates, and resolutions along with fully integrated up-, down-, and cross-conversion and simulcast standard definition (SD) and HD outputs for every channel, the company says.

In addition, the units are available in two- or four-channel configurations and utilize a slot-based form factor that allows simple addition of channels to existing systems without disrupting on-air operations.

“Multiformat ingest and playout have led to more complexity in broadcast operations, and now we’re taking a great step toward simplifying these workflows with the integrated conversion and simulcast capabilities along with multicodec record and play available in the MediaPort 7000 series,” said Geoff Stedman, vice president for corporate marketing at Harmonic. “Our focus is on making the transition to HD as easy as possible for our customers, while providing the foundation that they can build on.”