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Being a completely software-based solution, EyeQ
encoding meets the service provider’s requirement for
flexibility. With the EyeQ solution, it’s easy to adapt to codec
improvements while remaining 100% standards-compliant
and interoperable. No changes had to be made to the OTT
service provider’s existing ecosystem when EyeQ encoding
was deployed. Relying on H.264 as opposed to HEVC reduces
costs of deploying the technology (no additional license fees
are required), as well as the risk and complexity involved with
migrating to a new compression standard. The deployment
process for EyeQ encoding was trouble-free and quick through
a simple software license for the Harmonic PURE Compression
Engine. Integration with the operator’s ecosystem, including
the packager, CDN and clients, was also smooth.
The OT T environment is changing rapidly. To successfully
launch new offerings, service providers need to be agile,
deliver a QoE that is superior to the competition, and keep
an eye on costs. Leveraging Harmonic’s video compression
expertise and considerable OT T deployment experience, the
OT T service provider in this scenario was able to accomplish
all of these goals and more.
Since deploying Harmonic’s EyeQ solution, the OT T service
provider has boosted video quality for its OT T multiscreen
services. The results were more noticeable on non-managed
networks, as network conditions are more adverse. EyeQ
reduces bandwidth consumption considerably, therefore
lowering interconnect and CDN costs.
Being fully MPEG- 4 AVC-compliant, EyeQ encoding made
it possible for the OT T service provider to enhance QoE and
bandwidth efficiency without requiring any changes to the
network infrastructure. Aside from reducing capital expenses,
this enables the service provider to launch new OT T offerings
with a quicker time to market.
Ultimately, Harmonic’s EyeQ encoding solution has helped
the service provider increase customer satisfaction with its
OTT service and achieve longer viewing sessions. When viewers
watch longer, content monetization improves.
ABOUT HARMONIC INC.
Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery
technology and services, enables media companies and
service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast
and OTT video services to consumers globally. Providing
market-leading innovation, high-quality service and
compelling total cost-of-ownership, the company
enables its customers to produce and deliver amazing
video experiences with unequalled business agility and
operational efficiency. Harmonic’s latest software-based
OTT solutions provide the tools to prepare, manage and
monetize high-quality live and VOD content to every
screen. Whether deployed on appliances, in the cloud,
or as a fully managed service, Harmonic solutions
support the entire media processing chain, simplifying
the delivery of revenue-generating, next-generation OTT
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