The shift we see today in video processing infrastructure is not as
simple as bespoke hardware versus generic software. Rather, the
discussion is how we as an industry can leverage the introduction
of video-specific hardware acceleration in consumer-focused
devices to build enterprise and broadcast-focused, software-centric video infrastructures.
In migrating to a software-based video environment, video
content providers can realize significant OPEX and CAPEX
savings and accelerated time to market, enabled by generic
IT compute without compromising on the quality and
robustness offered by today’s bespoke and broadcast-focused implementations.
Harmonic has been a market leader in compression technology
and algorithm expertise for the better part of the last two
decades, offering a complete portfolio of multichannel,
multiplatform encoding solutions for terrestrial, cable, satellite,
IPTV and OTT video delivery applications. The Harmonic PURE
Compression Engine is the industry’s answer toward achieving
superior video quality, increased bandwidth efficiency and
flexibility, and IT economics while transitioning to next-generation services, such as UHD, and next-generation
infrastructure, such as all-IP and cloud.
Transforming the Capabilities
of Encoding Technology
“With the Harmonic PURE
Compression Engine, video content
and service providers can deliver the
same level of video quality — or better —
that is offered by proprietary
hardware in software.”
- Bart Spriester
SVP, Video Products &
Solutions at Harmonic
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