Over the past 20 years, video compression technology has
evolved by leaps and bounds. Yet, as consumer video
demand has shifted from SD to HD on an ever-growing
number of screens — and with the industry ramping up for
Ultra HD (UHD) — content creators, broadcasters and
pay-TV operators are struggling to deliver competitive
video quality while delivering an increasing number of
services across bandwidth-constrained networks.
To excel in today’s hyper-competitive media landscape, any
company that distributes video content needs a compression
solution that is flexible enough to support the growing number
of formats, codecs and encoding schemes required by
broadcast and multiscreen services, while simultaneously
ensuring that video quality targets are consistently hit.
Harmonic has been at the forefront of video compression
innovation for more than two decades, so it’s no surprise that
the company is leading the way with a solution that far
exceeds the minimum requirements for today’s challenges: the
Harmonic PURE Compression Engine™.
Representing the latest advances in video encoding and
transcoding, the PURE Compression Engine provides
exceptional video quality, industry-leading bandwidth
efficiency, and diverse format and codec support for all
broadcast and multiscreen services. Adding the optional
EyeQ™ technology to a PURE Compression deployment for
over-the-top (OTT) distribution further elevates video
quality while reducing bandwidth consumption up to 50%.
These capabilities are delivered from a software-based
foundation that is not limited by the constraints of custom
hardware. The PURE Compression Engine paves the way to
the delivery of next-generation services such as adaptive
bitrate (ABR) video streaming, UHD and 360° Virtual
Reality video while reducing your organization’s CAPEX and
OPEX. It also helps manage the transition from SDI to all-IP
and cloud infrastructure, allowing your company to step
from the headend into the data center whenever it’s ready.
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